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"Dad's name is Juma"

Translation:Jina lake la baba ni Juma

February 21, 2017

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

Is it redundant to use "lake" and "la baba" together?


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

Not with the way swahili works, no.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Libby928833

Why is lake included?


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

It IS redundant an unnecessary


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

But....It isn't enough to say - jina la baba ni Juma ?


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

They are BOTH correct - "His name, the name of his father, is Juma." - However, yes, it is unnecessary and "Jina la baba ni Juma." would be more commonly used. (that is if you have mentioned the father before; otherwise the "lake" emphasizes that it is the father of the person you are just speaking about.)

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