"I respect you father"

Translation:Shikamoo baba

March 12, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/JudithJane
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Shikamoo literally translates to may I hold your feet, a greeting with Islamic roots. We can simply translate this as Hello, or I respect you. The literal translation can be a bit strange! Similarly, the response to shikamoo, marahaba, literally means I accept. However, that can also be awkward. In this course, we've tried to come up with an acceptable translation

December 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EricLaquec

Could you also say "Mimi shikamoo baba"?

March 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AndreasII
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No, "shikamoo" always stands alone, except for the name/title you might add for the one you are addressing (like "baba" in this case)

March 12, 2017
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