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Swahili-song with lyrics and translation from Swedish Eurovision! (Very easy)

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This song called Kizunguzungu by SaRaha, one of the contenders for Eurovision 2016 in Sweden is quite catchy. Here is a version with the lyrics:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXUr74PUxFc

I have broken it down for you who want to learn the meaning of the swahili parts. It is quite easy really, just a few phrases. (The first phrase is from a common children's song)

(Mabata madogo - small ducks = ducklings yanaogelea - (should be WAnaogelea to be correct) they swim)

we(=wewe = you) tulia - be calm

unakimbia - you run

ila (but rather) kaka (brother) najua ( I know)

unaNItaka - you want ME

Mbona (not "bonna") - why

sema -say

kizunguzungu - dizziness, vertigo

basi - "enough already" "well then" simama - stop! (=to stand up)

That´s it. Enjoy! :)

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/PolyglotCiro
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Asante rafiki!

1 year ago

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Karibu Ciro!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AGreatUserName
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Maybe they're inanimate ducks ;-)

1 year ago

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Haha! XD

1 year ago
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