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"Jina lake ni nani?"

Translation:What is her name?

April 16, 2017

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

Why nani instead of nini?


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

Basically, nani is a question word asking for a person's name (or pronoun, or if unknown, some description of that person) and nini is asking for a general noun. Because the answer is a person's name, it's nani even though most European languages use what or which or how.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rasla143

simple nani for persons and animals and nini for things

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