"Have a good afternoon Esther"

Translation:Mchana mwema Esther

February 26, 2017



"mchana" is afternoon and "siku" is day. I don't see why it's wrong to exclude "siku" as a possibility for translating "afternoon".

March 4, 2017


In the mulpiple choice question, you should now give both answers as a correct translation, so possibly you are correct. Saying Good afternoon seems to me a bit unnatural in English, though it is very common in Dutch. The Dutch word voor good afernoon is "goede middag" which is shorter to say I guess.

April 22, 2017


Good afternoon seems unnatural to you in English? It really isn't.

April 29, 2017


As a greeting, "good afternoon" is not unnatural. But "Mchana mwema" is not really a greeting. As in you don't lead off with it in a conversation. It's more for at the end of a conversation when you would say like "ok, well have a good afternoon" in which case saying "good afternoon" (by itself) would be unnatural.

July 17, 2017


Yes. We say it all the time -I am a native US English speaker and taught English in grammar school, tutored it in college. Guten Abend, Buenos tardes! Good afternoon children!, Good afternoon Il Profesori (I may have spelled that last a letter or two off.

September 29, 2017


I agree, we say it frequently. By the way, the Spanish is "buenas tardes", because tardes is feminine. You have an impressive array of languages in your comment! :)

November 6, 2017


Good afternoon sounds perfectly natural to me as a native English speaker.

September 6, 2017


There is nothing whatsoever about saying good afternoon in English, good day is rarer and is often associated with Australians.

September 15, 2017


So what's the difference between mwema and njema?

February 26, 2017


The noun classes they represent, the root word is -ema for both.

February 28, 2017


Which noun class is which? How do you distinguish?

March 13, 2017


siku is the 'n' noun class, mchana is the 'm-mi' class. I'm not great on these, but this is a good reference: http://www2.ku.edu/~kiswahili/pdfs/lesson_09.pdf

March 18, 2017


it is not understandable

March 17, 2019


What class makes njema start wity nj?

May 4, 2017


it's commonly referred to as the n/n noun class.

July 17, 2017


Why is "Mchana mzima Esther" incorrect?

November 17, 2018



November 17, 2018
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