"Viti vinane"

Translation:Eight chairs

May 7, 2017

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/dieprinzessin

How would you say four chairs?

Viti vinne ?

May 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Dying_Star

Indeed.

May 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/dieprinzessin

Thanks again:D

May 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JaredBogaa

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April 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Joel158879

I don't think this is proper swahili. Someone correct me if I am wrong, but only 1-5 usually take prefix agreements. For example with things (kitu/vitu):

  • kitu kimoja

  • vitu viwili

  • vitu vitatu

  • vinne

  • vitano

BUT

  • vitu sita (no prefix agreement)

  • vitu saba

  • vitu nane

  • n.k

Sometimes I have heard people (Tanzanians) use prefixes with larger numbers (like here with eight), but generally it is not proper with an amount higher than 5.

July 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AGreatUserName

8 definitely inflects. Higher numbers that end with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 8 also inflect on their last numeral in "Proper Swahili"

January 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TheSoundOf4

According to Wiktionary, the agreeing numbers are 1 to 5 and 8, while 6, 7 and 9 are invariable. It would really help if the lesson on numbers had any form of content notes and explanations...

September 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/stefaan314527

It's no bc of < 5, sita, saba and tisa or taken from arab and so don't change while -moja, -bili, ... are of bantu origine

March 4, 2018
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