Will the audio samples be added when Swahili goes from beta to fully open?
In Somali, "morning" is "subax" (the "x" in somali is pronounced as a heavy "h".)
Very interesting! I think I will start to learn a Somali course on Memrise soon. At the moment, I practice Swahili, Zulu and Xhosa (with audio), but I cannot find a Swahili course with audio on Memrise. ;)
First, I think you should choose the Arabic that you prefer. I should start with MSA (Modern Standard Arabic) and then you can find some pages, for example in Memrise or others. I have started some courses in Memrise only to learn the alphabet system (Abjad) and then trying to learn some words.
Remember also that other languages are written or have been written (as Swahili) in Arabic alphabet:
Languages currently written with the Arabic alphabet
Today Afghanistan, Iran, India, Pakistan and China are the main non-Arabic speaking states using the Arabic alphabet to write one or more official national languages, including Azerbaijani, Baluchi, Brahui, Persian, Pashto, Central Kurdish, Urdu, Sindhi, Kashmiri, Punjabi and Uyghur.
You'll need lots of dedication! Learning Arabic as a non-native is quite a challenge. Best of luck!
Is this a noun, or a greeting? As it says, "morning" and "in the morning"
Can this be used as a greeting, as in America, or is it simply the term for morning?
Not sure if "morning" would be considered informal, but "habari" is used in regular greetings, as in "what's new" or "what's up". The term "za" (and, but I like to use the word "in" so I will remember it contextually) is used in between as "news and (in) morning", which would be "habari za asubuhi".. roughly translated to "what's new this morning?" [NOTE: "habari" is specifically "news" or "information"].
Other examples with news/what's new are: habari za mchana - (good afternoon, or "what's new this afternoon") habari za jioni - (good evening, or "what's new this evening") habari za kutwa (found) - (how has your day been... news and found (occurred) or simply what's up?)
The za is actually the form of "of" that's used after (plural) habari, so you can think of it as "news of the morning", which I'm sure will make it easier to understand.
The Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Korean courses are in (which is fantastic), yet still no audio here!!! What is going on?
Asubuhi general Majogoo 3am when the cock crows Mafungulia ng'ombe 5.00 am when animals are let out.Alfajiri synonym of morning
This App DESCIMINATES against an African Tongue... No Narration For Swahili...What up with that
There is no one speaking! The speaker/mic icon vibrates but no sound is heard. HOWEVER, all the dings, bells and whistles are CLEARLY heard!