Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Kinyarwanda false cognate of the day: turifuza

“Turifuza,” which sounds an awful lot like “to refuse (ah),” pops up quite a bit in Kinyarwanda, especially during prayers. It’s the present first person plural of the verb kwifuza, which means to wish. Turifuza (too ree-foo-zah): we wish.

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