Imbuki ya kahayile kenako, yingilile kuli munhu uyo oikumilijaga mbula iyo yatulaga aliyo adinayinza. Uguyinza ilipona jiliwa mpaga ubhukabhanya ubhusiga na mitugo guti ng’ombe, mbuli nulu ng’holo na jingi kuti jinijo.
Giko lulu, uyo adinapandika jikolo guti jinijo, adazunilijiwe uguikumilija imbula, kunguno atali ndo. Uweyi uluikumilija ulu yiza iguntema ucha. Hunagwene umunhu uyo agaikumilija imbula yiniyo bhagamuja abhiye giki, “ulikumilija mbula oyinza?”
Akahayile kenako, kagalenganijiyagwa kuli munhu uyo agitulatulaga mkajile ka nyatale ahikanza atali ndo, umukikalile kakwe. Umunhu ng’unuyo, adinabhukalalwa bho kuchola jikolo guti gutumama milimo yake bho bhukamu bhutale, kunguno ya bhugokolo bhokwe bhunubho. Uweyi agikalaga nhabhi bhuli makanza ahakaya yakwe, kunguno ya gwiyitya bhutale bhunubho, aliyo alimunhu ndo umukikalile kakwe.
Umunhu ng’wunuyo, agikolaga nuyo agaikumilija imbula aliyo atali uguyinza, kunguno nuweyi agiyityaga bhutale aliyo atali ndo bho kuguleka kutumama milimo guti giki osabha sabho, umukikalile kakwe. Hunagwene abhanhu bhagamujaga giki, “ulikumilija mbula oyinza?”
Akahayile kenako kalanga bhanhu higulya ya kuleka gwitula bhutale bho gwigulambija gutumama milimo yabho chiza, kugiki bhadule kupandika sabho ja gutumamila chiza, umuwikaji bhobho.
KISWAHILLI: UNAISIFIA MVUA UMENUNUA NINI?
Chanzo cha msemo huo, chatokea kwa mtu aliyekuwa akisifia mvua iliyokuwa ikinyesha wakati hajanunua chochote kupitia mazao yake. Kununua kitu ni kupata mazao mengi na kuuza chakula au kubadilisha mazao hayo na mifugo kama vile ng’ombe, mbuzi, kondoo na kadhalika.
Hivyo basi, mtu yule ambaye hajanunua chochote haluhusiwi kuisifia mvua hiyo inayonyesha, kwa sababu bado ni mdogo. Mtu huyo, akiisifia mvua hiyo ikija itamkata afe. Ndiyo maana watu walimuuliza mtu huyo kwamba, “unaisifia mvua umenunua nini?”
Msemo huo, hulinganishwa kwa mtu yule ambaye hujifanya kuwa ni mkubwa wakati yeye ni mdogo, katika maisha yake. Mtu huyo, huwa hapendi kufanya kazi ya kumwezesha kupata mali kwa bidii kubwa, kwa sababu ya uvivu wake huo. Yeye huwa maskini kila wakati kwenye familia yake, kwa sababu ya kujifanya kwake kuwa mkubwa, wakati yeye ni mdogo, maishani mwake.
Mtu huyo, hufanana na yule aliyeisifia mvua wakati bado hajanunua chochote, katika maisha yake, kwa sababu naye hujifanya kuwa mkubwa kwa kuacha kufanya kazi zake kwa bidii wakati yeye ni mtu mdogo tu, katika maisha yake. Ndiyo maana watu humuuliza kwamba, “unaisifia mvua umenunua nini?”
Msemo huo, hufundisha watu juu ya kuacha tabia ya kujifanya wakubwa wakati wao ni wa kawaida, kwa kujibidisha kufanya kazi zao vizuri, ili waweze kupata mali za kutumia vizuri, maishani mwao.
ENGLISH: A DRY TIN DOES NOT GET.
The origin of the above saying talks about people who went to a wedding while carrying food in their bags who came back with food in their bags. Others carried corn or sorghum in those boxes. The bag is called a ‘sunge’ which everyone who goes with it and returns home with sunge.
In the past there were people who went to a wedding carrying food in their bags, except for one of them who did not put anything in the bag.
At the end of the wedding, the bride and groom slaughtered a cow and its meat was distributed to each of them as much as she brought to her bag.
The one who did not put any food in her bag, was not given any meat. She returned to her home as she had gone. That is why people said, “a dry tin does not get.”
This saying is applied to people who are united in helping one another well in their lives. These people are invited during the agricultural season to work hard by helping each other enough enough be able to complete their farms, because of their mutual understanding. They get a lot of wealth from their families because of their unity in working together enough to fulfil their responsibilities, in their lives.
These people resemble those who went to the wedding with food in their trunks and they returned with meat, because they are also one way of helping each other until they get a lot of wealth in their lives. They also teach their people about having that mutual support in their works. That is why they tell people that, “a dry tin does not get.”
This saying teaches people on how to have a harmonious unity for helping each other in carrying out their responsibilities, so that they can have enough success to spend a long time, in their lives.
Matthew 22: 4.
Matthew 9:40 – 44.
Matthew 7: 1-2B.