"Dad's name is Juma"

Translation:Jina lake la baba ni Juma

February 21, 2017

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/ForkyMcSpoon

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

February 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Drasher

Not with the way swahili works, no.

April 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Libby928833

Why is lake included?

March 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ElDoctr

It IS redundant an unnecessary

April 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Renata725212

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

June 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.)

June 28, 2017
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