"Jumla shilingi ngapi?"

Translation:How much in total?

March 4, 2017



I said "How many shillings is the total?", which sounds right to me. I reported it.

April 22, 2017


"in total" sounds more natural to me. It was accepted.

July 13, 2018


Why not "Jumla NI shilingi ngapi?"

March 4, 2017


The linking verb 'be' is frequently dropped in kiSwahili, like in Jina lako nani/Jina langu Said.

March 17, 2017


Helping verbs seem to be somewhat exclusive to english...at least as far as i can see. Maybe this is the situation here? Maybe not.

As a native english speaker i do see "is" as necessary...like mentioning the existence of a thing is required to inquire about it. My swahili isnt great...neither is my english. Maybe "is" isnt a "helping verb" in this case and thats why we really want it to be there. I dont know. Maybe im off base.

September 2, 2017


Jumla comes from Arabic جُمْلَة (jumla, "series, whole range, collectivity; sentence").

October 2, 2018
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