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Lesson 92 – Duration of Time

A: Musoke, gino emyezi emeka kasookedde Kadoko agenda mu Amerika? (Musoke, how many months now since Kadoko left for America?)
B: Kaakati kumpi emyezi ebiri kasookedde agenda. (It's about two months ago since he left.)
A: Anaamalayo bbanga ki? (How long is he going to stay there?)
B: Ndowooza anaamalayo mwaka mulamba. (I think he will spend a whole year there.)
A: Yagenda n'engoye ze zonna? (Did he go with all his clothes?)
B: Nedda. Yatwalako zimu. Endala yazireka. (No. He took some. He left others.)
A: Ziri ludda wa? (Where are they?)
B: Ziri mu ssaanduuko ye. (They're in his trunk.)
A: Ooo! (Really!?)
B: Eee. (Yes.)

Tujja kubeera muno kumala bbanga ki? (How long are we going to stay here?)
Tujja kubeera muno okumala essaawa nnamba. (We will stay here for a whole hour.)

Mugenda kusomesa mu Uganda okumala emyaka emeka? (How long are you [.pl] going to teach in Uganda?)
Tugenda kusomesa mu Uganda okumala ebbanga lya myaka ebiri. (We are going to teach in Uganda for a period of two years.)

Engoye nsireke mu mazzi okumala eddakiika mmeka? (How many minutes shall I leave the clothes in the water?)
Engoye zireke mu mazzi okumala eddakiika kkumi. (Leave the clothes in the water for ten minutes.)