"Kitabu kisingesomwa"

Translation:The book would not be read

March 18, 2017



Doesn't the past conditional involve the use of -li-?

March 18, 2017


Yes, in a way. The Swahili form of the 'answer' given here is kisingalisomwa. So for now, until this is fixed, everyone will have to take a second go at this one and remember to answer incorrectly in order to be correct.

May 9, 2017


Indeed, as long as you put 'NGA' in front of it. In Kiswahili, conditional tenses are represented by -NGE- (future) and –NGALI- (past), or -KI- (if). N.B. There's also -NGELI-, which is intended to denote unreal situations: Ningelikuwa ndege, ningeliruka. 'If I were a bird, I would have flown.'

November 17, 2017


Could this sentence also translate as, "The book would not be read"?

May 24, 2018
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