"Goodbye"

Translation:Kwa heri

March 10, 2017

18 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NYCIngrid

I believe that it is kind of like "adios" in Spanish. "Adios" is from "a dios" or "to God," blessing someone when you leave them. "Kwaheri" is the same as "kwa heri" or "for blessedness," again, blessing someone when you leave them. That could be slightly off, but the idea is that it is really two words run together to make one and, in Swahili, you can either leave them apart or run them together.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gazelle1596

Kwa heri - literally "With luck" - or blessedness as you said :) So you wish the person all the best as they go, on their way.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ISpeakAlien

Good point! I hope you get lots of lingots for pointing that out! I gave you one.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NYCIngrid

Thank you Alien speaker!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ISpeakAlien

You're welcome! Do you want any translations into Alien?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Orbfluid

What's alien in alien? xD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NYCIngrid

Not right now, but I will certainly keep you in mind if I do!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YVfYaT

Just to be certain, you can say "kwa heri" as well as just "kwa" or "heri"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NYCIngrid

You say the whole thing, not the separate pieces, if you want to say "goodbye."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ngarrang

Reported March 10, 2017...suggestion is missing the 'heri' part.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaulNiesen1

It is still missing as of Nov 5th 2017.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/colornbian

Still missing (March 13th, 2018)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mr.Quizzical

Don't comment with errors. Just report it and leave it at that.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/posi5
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I thought this is written as one word "kwaheri"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Drasher

Both are acceptable, according to wiktionary.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ISpeakAlien

Me too. I was accepted, but it said I missed a space.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sarahngola1

I am also used to it being one word - kwaheri.

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