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"Bad child!"

Translation:Mtoto mbaya!

May 16, 2017

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

When I hovered under bad, it said "-baya". In that case, why wouldn't "mtotobaya" be considered correct?


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

It isn't indicating that -baya is a suffix. It is the root of the adjective, and it takes a prefix in accordance to the noun class. In this case, mtoto is a 1/2 (M/Wa) noun, so it takes the prefix m- (wa- in the plural).


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

Oh! I hadn't realized that before, thank you!

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