"Dutch man"

Translation:Mwanaume mholanzi

February 20, 2017

2 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JeroenvanS4

Why is this 'Mwanaume mholanzi' and not 'Mwanaume wa mholanzi'? That is what the explanation at the introduction of this section suggests..

February 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ernst557459

That would be Mwanaume wa Uholanzi, i.e. Man of Holland. The word mholanzi by itself actually means 'Dutchman'. so, the literal translation of Mwanaume wa mholanzi would be 'Man of Dutchman'. My suspicion is that Mwanaume mholanzi is just plainly wrong, but I'm not all certain about that.

[EDIT] Just got confirmed from a native speaker that Mwanaume wa Uholanzi is the correct translation of 'A Dutch Man'

December 18, 2018
Learn Swahili in just 5 minutes a day. For free.