"Jina langu ni Rehema"

Translation:My name is Rehema

February 23, 2017

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Will068

You can also say Rehema is my name

February 23, 2017

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

There does not seem to be a reason that "Rehema is my name" would be rejected; but, if there is, it would be nice to know.

February 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Promethea.b

Wow, I speak several languages, but getting used to a different word order is hard!

May 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iyana792

Langu vershs lako????

March 23, 2017

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

Langu = my Lako = your

March 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iyana792

Thank you very much!

March 26, 2017

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

You're welcome!

If you're interested, there are a couple of tables here which show you how the possessives are formed.

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/angu#Swahili

If that looks overwhelming at this stage, don't worry, I think the Duolingo course will take us through that pretty slowly.

March 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iyana792

I appreciate this so much. Thank you again, seriously

March 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JACKSON809334

Why can't i listen to the Swahili audios, is this general to you all or it's on my phone only?

July 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Grace675309

I can't listen to the audio either.

January 8, 2019

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

IPA: /'dʒinɑ 'lɑᵑɡu ni ɾɛhɛmɑ/

[2019/04/02]

April 3, 2019

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

Can someone explain how the grammar works in this sentence. Like What gets moved to what position in most sentences and questions?

November 1, 2017

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

The positioning is Name-my is Rehema. There isn't much reason other than that the way it is. Why do we say "My name is Rehema"? The question form would be "Nina lako ni nani", name your is who? Again, best not to ask.
[2019/04/02]

April 3, 2019

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

So how am I supposed to answer correctly when I can't even hear and audio

January 22, 2019
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