"Jina la baba ni Juma"

Translation:The name of dad is Juma

February 20, 2017

20 Comments
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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martin633120

Father's name is Juma. Dad's name is Juma. My dad's name is Juma. My father's name is Juma. All of these are correct. Whereas "The name of dad is Juma" is unnatural in English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shelly530562

Father's name is Juma... Should be correct.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flash131616

I put dads name is juma...were both correct


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Grace955426

Dad and father are the same so why am i getting it wrong when i write father


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Valerie193956

Duolingo has this wrong


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Renata725212

The egzample which gave Aria487 can not to be taken as a patern. By my opinion the translation - " father's name is Juma" is proper. The possesive ( lake) used in example looks unlogical. By the way, in descripitons below the lessons is ritten several times about treating " a" ( means eng. of ) but in practice it doesn't work. If we want to base on cues given in comments is well to remember that these comments write people which - are learning ( ! ), not the teachers or other profis.


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

Father's name is Juma should be correct


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flash131616

Constructing software. For tgese tasks forces programmers to anticpate problems they cant possibly foresee...its no big deal if they get it wrong ...itll definitely happen sometimes


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

Is "Dad's name is Juma" written differently in Swahili than this?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aria487

Apparently yes, see here.


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

Oh I see, you need the possessive! lol


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

Hello! But when is this explained in the summary of this lesson?

In other language courses there is an explanation of what 'Jina', 'la' and 'baba' is.

Is this language course still being built?


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

Just hover over the words and there should be definitions. Also, check out the tip section whenever you click on a skill. And it is relatively new, but it is out of the Beta stage.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1lovebunni

Fathers name is Juna is proper


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

I wrote ' father name is juma why is that incorrect


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

Are we not translating to English? So My dad's name is Juma? Is not correct?


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

Dad's name - father's name: good;

the name of dad - the name of father: such to avoid!


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

The name of my father is Juma. Unacceptable. Flagged it . 16/08/21.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pamela478710

That's almost the same sentence, how is it incorrect?


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

Vague and suggestion bubble uncleat

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