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"Sipendi maembe mabovu!"

Translation:I do not like rotten mangoes!

April 25, 2017

10 Comments


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

I know rotten is a special kind of bad, but shouldn't also bad mangoes be accepted here? It is common to say that fruits and vegetables have "gone bad" when they are rotten.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JustinRasm1

Yeah, "mbovu" is closer to "spoiled" than "rotten." You can have a "gari mbovu" - spoiled car.


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

True. But as it seems, the course still lacks alternative answers. We are limited to what they are giving us.


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

Further practice:

  • Sipendi maembe mabovu! - I don't like rotten mangoes!
  • Hupendi maembe mabovu! - You don't like rotten mangoes!
  • Hapendi maembe mabovu! - He/She doesn't like rotten mangoes!
  • Hatupendi maembe mabovu! - We don't like rotten mangoes!
  • Hampendi maembe mabovu! - You don't like rotten mangoes!
  • Hawapendi maembe mabovu! - They don't like rotten mangoes!

.

  • Sitaki embe bovu! - I don't want a rotten mango!
  • Hutaki embe bovu! - You don't want a rotten mango!
  • Hataki embe bovu! - He/She doesn't want a rotten mango!
  • Hatutaki embe bovu! - We don't want a rotten mango!
  • Hamtaki embe bovu! - You don't want a rotten mango!
  • Hawataki embe bovu! - They don't want a rotten mango!

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

Na hiyo ni kwa sababu mambe mabovu hayapendezi.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/landcm01

I spelled it mabuvu and it accepted it as correct--is it just being lenient, or is there an alternate spelling?


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

definitely lenient :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nicky928654

No one likes rotten mangoes

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