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"How's the day Emilian?"

Translation:Habari za mchana Emilian?

February 27, 2017

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

'Habari za leo Emilian?' is not correct?


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

What is the difference between za and ya in these sentences?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Talei16

"Leo" translates literally to "today". "Mchana" translates literally to "the day" as opposed to the night


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

Habari za siku Emilian?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rick256809

Yes, I thought mchana was "afternoon".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Taleetha2

This is confusing me too.


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

Mchana refers generally to day.If you want to be specific in terms of time the same greeting can be rephrased to Habari za adhuhuri(between 12 and 2pm) and Habari za alasiri(2-4 pm).Jioni begins at 5


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

Habari za leo and habari ya mchana is the same thing when you're actually speaking to someone who speaks Swahili. This is a bad question.


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

Shouldn't it be "Habari ni leo Emilian"?

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