"Takataka"

Translation:Garbage

February 21, 2017

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mathso2

Favourite word I'm learning from any language at the moment :)


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

"Sili Takataka" would be a cool name for a punk rock band. ;D


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

I personally love "sili"


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

It's a very intuitive word for 'garbage' ;)


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

My current favourite Swahili word is the word for Avacado.....parachichi :-)


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

In the expanded lion king universe, before scar got his scar, his name was taka.


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

What a funny word! XD


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

I can't help but wonder whether there's any connection between this word and the Thai Tuk Tuk.


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

I'm going to say with almost absolute certainty that there isn't. There's neither any obvious semantic connection or a significant flow of words between Thai and Swahili. Tuk-tuk is apparently onomatopoeic, from the engine sound of a tuk-tuk ...

Both having a "t" sound and a "k" sound, as well as reduplication, is essentiall nothing.

I'm also pretty certain it's not related to "tick-tock".


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

In Mexico Takataka is a somewhat ethnic slur applied to east asian people. It is also the name of a toy that sounds like takatakatakataka....

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