what is the difference between mchina and wachina??
I believe m- is singular and wa- is plural :)
Wahina is plural...mchina is singular
Mchina is a person alone and wachina is when your talking about a bunch of people
Is wa/m-china typically pronounced "chee-nah" or "chai-na" in Swahili?
I think it's chee-nah based on some pronunciations I looked at on https://forvo.com/search/Sisi%20ni%20waKenya/sw
It is always /'tʃinɑ/ (chee-nah). "Chai-nah" is just an English thing.
In Swahili (and a lot of languages):
a - ah
i - ee
u - oo
e - eh
o - oh
English has really weird vowels compared to other languages.
the hover over gives wamo as a translation of they, and is marked as a typo not as actually wrong.
Can anyone explain this please?
What's the difference between wao and wamo? As in, how do I know when to use one word as oppose to the other?
Btw I am done