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Q: Swahili Translation ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Swahili Translation
Category: Reference, Education and News
Asked by: ryand7-ga
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Posted: 22 Oct 2006 11:54 PDT
Expires: 21 Nov 2006 10:54 PST
Question ID: 775837
I am looking for a translation of a Swahili proverb printed on a piece
of fabric I recently purchased in Tanzania.  It reads: "sitomsahau
panya kwa kitendo alichonifanya"

Thank you.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Swahili Translation
From: harmonydc-ga on 22 Oct 2006 12:28 PDT
Proverb translation:

Does not a rat forget what it did?

Sitomsahau (verb): (am not prefix (sitom) + forget (sahau))
Panya (noun): rat
Kwa (prepostion): from/of
Kitendo (noun): act, action, practice
Alichonifanya (verb): 3rd person singular of to do/to make

Hope this helps!
Subject: Re: Swahili Translation
From: timire3-ga on 10 Nov 2006 08:47 PST
Sitomsahau Panya Kwa Kitendo Alichonifanya
I won't forget rat (a rat) for what he did to me.  

Though we don't know exactly what the "rat" did but from the title (in
swahili) its sounds, its usually means what the rat did was something
not so good (negative)

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