I encountered "Mambo Juma?" in this lesson a while ago. It translated to "Hello Juma?" In this sentence, the name and the greeting have swapped their positions. Is this because one is a question and the other is a statement (greeting)? Are there different positions of words in different types of sentences?
I would like to know more about the differences between "Rehema mambo!" and "Mambo Juma?". :)
I'm certainly not sure of the answer (as I'm just learning as well), but I'm wondering if this (statement vs. question) is the difference. I saw that 'mambo' can mean "What's up?" so I translated it as "What's up Rehema?" and I was marked wrong. So I wonder if "Mambo [name]?" is "What's up, [name]?" while "[Name] mambo" means "Hello, [name]."
I think you should report translating "mambo" as "what's up". It is a programmed computer that says whether something is right or wrong. If it has been translated as "what's up" before in the lessons, it should be accepted here. I also think that my, "How are things, Rehema?" should be considered correct, since "mambo" literally means "matters".