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"Mimi ni safi!"

Translation:I am good!

February 20, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnkeWanger

Why is "I am fine" not acceptable?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Konrad-Michal

Reported on 19 May 2017.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/finndj

Any difference between poa and safi?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/runhaags

Safi is literally "clean," and (I think) poa is more like "calm." I think both are idiomatic in these greetings.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AliFazel3

mimi ni safi (I am clean) AND mimi vizuri (I am well) -- EXPLAIN please?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/polygloterin

Safi comes from Arabic صافي meaning "clean, pure" while vizuri is from -zuri "good, nice." Safi is used for "I'm good/well" but it ultimately has a different origin.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/runhaags

Explain what? I'd like to help but you need to explain what you want to know more clearly.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alastair17

Does this have the same idiomatic expression as in the English "I'm clean!" Which can mean "I've done nothing wrong"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ms.Mzee

No its more like "oh I'm good!"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ingmar65536

Is Poa from English Power, like Freshi is from Fresh, or is it from a native Bantu root?

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