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"Emilian ni mkulima mbaya."

Translation:Emilian is a bad farmer.

February 23, 2017

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

Would "Emilian is the bad farmer" be an incorrect translation of this sentence? It isn't accepted.


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

Yeah, if you've already talked about a bad farmer, that would be the logical interpretation. To stress it in Swahili, you could say Emilian ni mkulima huyo mbaya. Huyo is more like "that" than "the", it's a bit more emphatic, but this form of it is often used for aforementioned people rather than people who you can actually point to, so it's like an emphatic "the" in a way.

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