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!


  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!

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

  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...

  4. Awesome job really it's great article.

    1. Thanks so much Ronda! I'm glad you enjoyed!