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"Usinunue chakula"

Translation:Do not buy the food

March 17, 2017

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


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


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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndyCole9

'you shouldn't buy the food' is still not accepted. 21Feb2020


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ben837613

It's still not accepted on 05062020

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