Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Washing Clothes

Today I bring you a two in one! Many have been asking me how we really wash clothes over here, so I thought I'd give you a taste.....plus give you a bonus track of some of the language I've learned and practiced with my language helper!!


Bwenti bwenjoza engoye zange: This is how I wash my clothes

Njua amaazi mubafu: I fill a basin with water




Nteka engoye zange mu maazi: I put my clothes in the water




Nsiiga saboni ku lugoye: I put soap on the clothes



Wemala nga nkunya engoye: I then scrub the clothes




Nteka amaazi amayonjo nenyanika engoye zange: I use fresh water to rinse, then spread my clothes to dry




Bwentio bwenjoza engoye zange! That is how I wash my clothes!



While it is me speaking, the pictures are quite obviously NOT me washing ;) For some reason, I found washing and photographing simultaneously to be hazardous to the health of my camera!


3 comments:

  1. Hard work for sure! Is it quite satisfying though, in many ways? I've often reveled too, that the colors of their clothes always look so vibrant and clean--without a washing machine! :)

    Great job on language learning--you sound so good!

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  2. Your Luganda sounds beautiful!!
    I remember washing clothes like that in Peru. Hard work but surprisingly rewarding.
    Praying always for you.

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  3. Love the photos! Reminds me of Romania, and washing out our clothes by hand in the bathtub, or in a big tub outside! We had detergent though...

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