"Why are you learning Swahili?"

Translation:Kwa nini unajifunza kiswahili?

April 29, 2017

19 Comments
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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/whsndstalb

is "mbona unajifunza kiswahili" acceptable?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MercyKaran4

It should be acceptable... There's no difference between "kwa nini" and "mbona"


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

What is the difference between kwa nini and mbona ?


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

Mbona indicates surprise. Like "How come you're learning Swahili??" or "Why on Earth are you learning Swahili?"

Kwa nini is neutral and is simply asking for the reason, not suggesting that you shouldn't be learning Swahili.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Beate813790

Thanks that answers my question. But then both answers should be accepted


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

Thanks, this is very helpful


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

As of this moment, I have no idea why


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

Why is "mbona unafundisha kiswahili" not correct?


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

'unafundisha' sounds like 'you are teaching'. Towards another person and Not 'you'.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lng52-._

Is "kiswahili" supposed to capitalized?


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

Should kiswahili be capitalized?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JudithSaps1

Does swahili use question marks? When I don't use them they still mark it correct.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoeHardy022580

Is "Je unijifunzi kiswahili" also correct?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ScorpioGir5

Getting ready! :)


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

I like that Mbona is not accepted, as it seems like you would probably never ask this kind of question in that way.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeterC439697

Mbona = kwa nini =why

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