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"Emilian tafadhali!"

Translation:Emilian please!

February 20, 2017

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

Etymology (tafadhali)

From Arabic تَفَضَّل ‎(tafaḍḍal).

Interjection

tafadhali

1) please

From Wiktionary: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/tafadhali

February 21, 2017

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

Would "Tafadhali Emilian" also work? In other words, is it customary to address someone by name at the beginning of a sentence rather than later?

March 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gazelle1596

From my experience it is common to address first. However, I have a problem with this phrase - or rather the English translation sounding harsh, like the other has been misbehaving etc. - I am very unsure that the connotation is the same in Swahili and doubt that.

June 28, 2017

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

Yes, the connotation in Kiswahili would be chiding. Tafadhali is a word used to scold. Politeness is expressed through grammar, rather than a specific word.

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arianna945574

I have the same question as BenTimm. Could one say "Tafadhali Emilian" or must the name come first?

April 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gazelle1596

Both are fine - IF (as I would think more usual and common) you continue the sentence - to ask for a specific favor.

June 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AaronHende4

Or Emiliano was translated from Emilian in East Africa? African culture is much older than European culture after all just a guess though right?

June 14, 2017

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

Me being from an East African family, Emilian is most definitely not common for a name in east africa, so i don't think it originated from there

September 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joylyn17

His name sounds like Emiliano kinda. So u may be right about the Italian background

March 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Liberty56982

Please

September 27, 2017

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

The Swahili audio is not working. Any suggestions? Thank you.

June 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sam278989

In what context would I say this?

May 24, 2019

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

If you are frustrated with Emilian and want him to PLEASE do something.

September 9, 2019
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