"Pilipili hoho"

Translation:Green pepper

February 21, 2017

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bwana-b

pilipili hoho is often, but not necessary green. They could be red too. Red pepper should be accepted as an answer. Any waswahili who agree/disagree?

February 23, 2017

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

I definitely agree

April 5, 2017

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

So maybe generally "bellpepper"?

June 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/the3lusive

True, pilipili hoho is a type of chili.

March 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John00625

By far one of my favorite words :D

March 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ch940936

I was going to say literally the same thing!

September 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aria487

This same substance was previously called پل پل /pel pel/ in Farsi, and it's now called فل فل /fel fel/ in both Farsi and Arabic.
Etymology for "pepper", from AHD 5th:

Middle English peper, from Old English pipor, from Latin piper, long pepper, black pepper, from Greek peperi, of Indic origin; akin to Prakrit pipparī, long pepper, from Sanskrit pippalī, from pippalam, berry, fruit of the pipal tree, of unknown origin.

February 21, 2017

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

there's pil pil chicken and piri piri/peri peri sauce must be related

April 5, 2017

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

Capsicum ...

April 2, 2017

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

This is a bell pepper/paprika, right?

March 1, 2017

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

So this is just any bell pepper? They can be green and red, but also yellow or orange. Would these also be called pilipili hoho?

April 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/harmonizer561

This is by far my favorite word...lol

October 3, 2017
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