Kiswahili Teacher June 2003

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Kiswahili Teacher June 2003

June is the month of Fathers Day in many countries, when the intrepid male leadership of the family is rightly saluted and otherwise celebrated.

And it’s on this theme that your Swahili Teacher has selected his local bon mot of the month, appropriate we think to the occasion.

“Kuuliza sio ujinga”
(pronounce: kooleesa seeo ujenga)

It means, liberally translated:
“To ask does not mean one is stupid”

And it would pertain, of course, when the intrepid dad gets lost on Safari.

Or more generally, perhaps, when he sensibly defers to the advice & consent of his “better half”

Have a wonderful “Baba’s Day”

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