"Tafadhali mama!"

Translation:Please mother!

March 9, 2017



Hamjamboni ! How does one pronounce "Tafadhali"?

March 9, 2017


Swahili is pretty phonetic, if you can read IPA it's [ta.fa.'ða.li] If you can't, its basically tah-fah-th(th in this)-a-lee (i can't accurately do the sounds without having the IPA though, you can use http://www.yorku.ca/earmstro/ipa/ to help you with the ipa sounds you don't recognize.

March 10, 2017


Wow! Asante! Now I know I can officialy be polite when I ask for something in kiswahili!

March 11, 2017


Please mother, may I have some more?

March 31, 2017


If i remember right from my experience in Tanzani, isnt tafadhali more "please" in a command sense, rather than making your request polite ? I vaguely remember being corrected on that at dinner once

March 15, 2017


I remember being taught by my swahili teacher to use it for example when ordering something. This was on Zanzibar.

March 27, 2017
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