"Habari za nyumbani mama ?"

Translation:How is home mother?

February 23, 2017

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

I said "How is the house mother?" Which is more or less the same thing.


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

That would be "Habari za nyumba." The term "nyumbani", with the locative ending, specifically refers to the home, or the location inside or related to the house, and not really to the house itself.


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

How are you doing at home is a good answer, since its idiomatic anyway


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WCqRJ71F

Is Americanised , and in Kiswahili we ask not about mama, but what is happening at home.


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

Well, the mama is the address (and it is possible to ask about someone's father or mother).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MamaBruce1

The English solution is terrible. It is not even idiomatic English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kris391856

How are things at home, Mom?


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

Is house an acceptable substitution for home? Or is there an important distinction in Swahili?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WCqRJ71F

House is nyumba , home is nyumbani.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tee773385

I wrote how is the house mother? Not sure why its wrong


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WCqRJ71F

a house is not a home: when one asks how are things at home, one is not concerned about the the house. nyumbani is home..


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

House and home aren't the same. House would be asking about the structure you live in, but home asking about your home life (ie social aspects, family well being, family relationships, etc).


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

I did not know eeee


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chaiyasit4

How is the thing at home mom?


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

the answer does not sound like english :)

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