I just realized Finnish has the same word for "guest" and "stranger", too. I started wondering if this is a common phenomenon across languages. Does anybody know any other languages that have the same word for these?
In French you use 'etrangere' for 'foreigner' and 'stranger'. Same with Spanish and the word 'extranjero'.
Wageni= guests? Correct answer here was strangers...?
If you hover on the word you will see that it can mean, strangers, visitors or guests
How can this mean strangers, visitors and guests? Is this used to descirbe people that stay at your guest house or visitors you don't know?
Majority of the time yes. Mgeni is singular while Wageni is plural
Sorry, could someone explain to me how to pronounce this word, please? The "ge" sound i mean.. is it like in the word "get" or is it pronounced like a "j"..?
Geni is easy to memorize in German: Gäste gehen nie ... geni.
We call it Eselsbrücke