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Nouns and articles in Swahili

Since Swahili has no definite or indefinite articles, I believe lone nouns should accept both the noun by itself, with "the", and with "a", as possible translations. Ex.: mtoto = kid, the kid, a kid / child, the child, a child

March 2, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/likes2hike

You are correct! The course contributors ask that you please report sentences where you find that a definite or indefinite article is not accepted. This was addressed in the most recent status update in the incubator (https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/sw/en/status):

"We want to encourage the Duolingo community to keep submitting reports on errors on the text exercises. There are instances where articles such as the or a/an are not present in the English translations, for example, so we want to make sure those are there!"

March 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jeff.Netto

Sounds good. I'll make sure to not skip any! Thanks for the reply.

March 3, 2017
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