"Akinunua viazi atalipa"

Translation:If he buys potatoes, he will pay

April 27, 2017

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Vegard.stu1

Translation error..

April 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Dkorneisel

If she buys potatoes she will pay

May 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/bookwolf

If he/she buyS potatoes, he/she will pay

September 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KeithGregoire

I understand why the Duolingo people made this error. The conditional in English used to be indicated by the subjunctive mood (as they have done here). However, English has changed over the centuries and the subjunctive now only exists in a few archaic sayings like "if I were you" (and even that is changing to "if I was you"). The correct English translation is If he/she buys potatoes.....

October 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BrainyPirate

more precisely, the subjunctive is used for unlikely scenarios: if I were you, if I were king, if he were my dad.... But buying potatoes is not an unlikely scenario.....

March 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Randito7

The whole Swahili program needs a major overhaul. The "correct" English translations become unacceptable.

June 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Klgregonis

Yes. Now, if they wanted "If he were to buy potatoes", it would at least be grammatical. This is the worst English translation I've found so far, and it does seem as if there is no one working on the course at the present time. I have reported lots of these and am getting nothing back, much like the guarani course that was abandoned (and seems to be reviving, since I have gotten a lot of your translation has been accepted notifications)

July 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AdamShort10

Please please fix these swa-inglesi translations

July 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/killearn

‘If he buys’ is still not accepted.

May 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Angela53250

Duolingo you are wrong and we are right! It is: If he buys potatoes, he will pay.

May 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/CarelSchmi

It is becoming annoying ... there is no way to give a right answer. I can't memorize those wrong answers. I will have to start to write them down to be used a next time....

December 3, 2018
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