"Usinunue chakula"

Translation:Do not buy food

March 17, 2017

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/JamesTWils

Is there something here that makes this have to be "Do not buy food" instead of "You should not buy food," which seems to be the translation they have been requiring up to this point?

March 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/brjaga
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I think both should be accepted. AFAIK, the only way to do negative imperatives is to just use the negative 2p subjunctive, so there's obviously going to be some ambiguity. Report it if it comes up again.

March 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JamesTWils

Thanks. Already reported. I just like to check to make sure I'm not missing some distinction in the Swahili.

March 20, 2017
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