"Samahani kaka"

Translation:Excuse me brother

3/18/2017, 3:29:05 AM

10 Comments


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How do you say I am sorry brother?

6/11/2017, 5:21:16 AM

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samahani kaka. this is not right on here

10/8/2018, 1:32:38 AM

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it is also used to say so. that is "samahani kaka"

12/4/2018, 4:49:51 PM

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Why does the Swahili words for Family members have two repeated syllabes, like kaka,baba,mama?

3/18/2017, 3:29:05 AM

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The same thing happens in many languages in asia. Like in Chinese "mama (mother)", "baba (father)", "gege (older brother)", ""jiejie (older sister", although we usually use only one syllable when speaking.

6/6/2017, 12:49:22 AM

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I think it's quite common in a lot of languages, especially for mother and father. These are the words that are learned very early, so they have to be very easy and repeating the same syllabe makes it easier to remember, right?

12/11/2017, 10:36:36 PM

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Sorry bro, it was just a prank.

4/20/2017, 6:01:48 PM

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Family must be important in Tanzania

9/11/2017, 5:50:18 PM

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Is kaka used just for family, or can it be used with close friends and strangers?

7/8/2018, 8:32:37 PM

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It means brother. Why would you call a stranger your brother?

11/2/2018, 9:38:59 AM
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