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Sentence :

tofuta
tofuta, form of a verb
kofúta, regular construction (root : fut) (class 15 : ko- (verbs))
to pay
to compensate, to reward

kofútela
to rent (to hire!)

kofútisa
to make someone pay
sepela na kozua ya moninga, motema mabe efutaka te
sepela na kozua ya moninga, motema mabe efutaka te
© pvh (Letitia Nkanza Kalawuma)
derived words : lifúta, mofuteli
item 9 examples (bandakisa libwá) ...
Nafuti lipa te.
I have not paid the bread.
Afuteli ngai basapato.
He paid me shoes.
motuya boni ya badollar bafutaka yo ? - na se ya 500 ? kati ya 500 na 1000 ? 1000 tii likolo ?
how much in dollars do they pay you ? less than 500 ? between 500 and 1000 ? 1000 and more ?
kofuta nyongo. kokota nyongo.
To pay off the debt. To enter in debt (to make debt).
nafuta ata mpaku ya leta
I paid even the taxes of the state
tata, mama, ndeko, tofuta mpaku ya mabele, po totonga ville ya kinshasa
papa, mama, cousin, let's pay the ground tax, so that we build the city of Kinshasa
nioso efutamaka awa na se Proverb/expression (don't translate litteraly)
Everything down here has to be paid
ebongi kofuta baniongo oyo nioso
All those debts have to be paid.
kofuta ngai te. nasali yango ofele.
Don't pay me. I do that for free.
tofuta, form of a verb
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