"Mwuguzi yupo hospitalini"

Translation:The nurse is at the hospital

April 2, 2017

4 Comments


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

What's wrong with "The nurse is in the hospital"?

April 2, 2017

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

This may vary between British and American English (at hospital vs. in hospital), but Swahili does have a different way to say that someone is specifically 'in' or 'inside' the hospital. Rather than yupo, it would be yumo (I think...).

When it comes to locatives, -ku is more general, -po is more specific, -mu/-mo is specifically 'inside of'.

April 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mathias568635

This makes sense. I forgot to remember -po, -ko and -mo. Thank you!

April 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mathias568635

I don't know. Have the same question.

April 14, 2017
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