"Goodbye"

Translation:Kwa heri

March 10, 2017

17 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/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.

April 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

June 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ISpeakAlien

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

April 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/NYCIngrid

Thank you Alien speaker!!

April 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ISpeakAlien

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

April 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SirBeck

What's alien in alien? xD

April 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/NYCIngrid

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

April 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ISpeakAlien

Ok!

April 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/YVfYaT

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

June 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/NYCIngrid

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

June 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ngarrang

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

March 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/PaulNiesen1

It is still missing as of Nov 5th 2017.

November 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/colornbian

Still missing (March 13th, 2018)

March 13, 2018

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

March 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Drasher

Both are acceptable, according to wiktionary.

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ISpeakAlien

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

March 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Sarahngola1

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

March 18, 2017
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