"Tanzania is home"
Translation:Tanzania ni nyumbani
May 15, 2017
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Wha?! Really? I thought the -ni suffix indicated a place or destination, like "kuenda shuleni". So in the context of home, it also changes the connotation of the word nyumba, irrespective of motion or place?
Isn't that just quite nice, deriving the word for home from "going to my house"? My destination is my house. When I'm not there, it's my house, but when I'm there, it's home:-)
So often in this course we're wasting time figuring out what Duolingo will accept, so we can move on.
Does this mean "(a person called) Tanzania is at home", or "(the country of) Tanzania is my home"? The latter sounds more probable, but I thought the 'ni' suffix in 'nyumba' indicated the locative, meaning 'at home'.