"Machungwa bei ngapi?"
Translation:How much are oranges?
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Yes. It is common to leave out the "ni" in simple statements and questions as is done here. But it needs to be there in English. It would not be a mistake to ask "Machungwa ni bei gani?" I do have a problem with "bei ngapi" and have reported it several times.
For me at least, it's the difference between "how many" (ngapi) and "what/which" (gani). So "bei gani" to me means what price, while "bei ngapi" seems to mean "how many price", and so to me sounds incorrect, while "shilingi ngapi", how many shillings, sounds correct. There are some borderline cases, such as "Sasa ni saa ngapi", which is correct. Here it is as if the hours are countable. "Saa gani" if it means anything, to me would mean "what watch (or clock)?"