Terrible English. On the other hand, if you translated it in a proper sounding way, ("he is a person of great gentleness", or sth like this) , nobody could ever guess the translation. Duolingo is based on translations , which is nice and useful, but teaching common Swahili expressions that can't be properly translated is a problem
Come on, Duolingo, we know you're free, we know you're a great asset... but really...
There's plenty of problems in the course, but I'm not convinced this is one of them. If this is in fact a common phrase in Swahili, then we should learn it. So what if it's not common in English? That's even more of a reason for us to learn the phrase because it will catch us off guard. The translation was not hard to figure out.
Sure, the problem is not teaching these phrases.the problem is the system, which requires an exactly matching translation before it lets you go to the next exercise. Perhaps there should be an option to just skip an exercise, when you encounter one that is really annoying
This sounds strange. I guess it's possible to speak like this if your name is Yoda.
Exactly, get your Yoda grammar right first!
I still don't understand how everybody in the galaxy speaks perfect English, except Yoda and Jarjar Binks. Maybe they learned it on duolingo
Is it mzuri instead of uzuri because theres no u- prefix or because they're describing the gentleness of a person (which uses m-)?