I thought "mambo" was hello.
"Mambo" is basically slang for hello (what's up) and actually means thing, so it's used as a slang greeting as if to say "hi, how are things".
It confuses me that the Swahili text has a question mark and the English text an exclamation. So this translation given here is not correct.
Exactly what I thought as well...
Yes, but here this is the question: how are you, also something you say when you greet someone, and here it is introduced as hujambo
Should it say "Hujambo" in the hints rather than "Hamjambo"? Just wondering, but I've reported it already anyway.
I have this question too. What's the difference between hujambo and hamjambo?
I believe that hujambo is singular and hamjambo is plural. So, you would use hujambo because you are only talking to Juma.
Wouldn't "Habari gani, Juma?" be correct?
why is it suggesting other words???? but not the correct one??
Can't I say "Habari, Juma?"
Isnt it correct to have the name "Juma" before or after Mambo?
at least in my experience, mambo is not really "how are you" in this multiple choice question, it should be the hujambo,. mambo is like "whats up", at least in rura kenya
habari zako, juma?
In the tips, it says forms of jambo are used with foreigners/tourists. They say it is a'touristic' greeting. Anybody who lives there, can you verify this?
Also, jambo is strange because "sijambo" (and the other forms) take the negative subject prefix (hu, ha, ham, etc) but means "I am fine." It must mean "not bad" or something???