"Ninahitaji siti mbili tafadhali"

Translation:I need two seats please

June 1, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/SimonandNe

I would really say "Naomba siti mbili," though. It's the polite way to ask for something, at least in Arusha. "Ninahitaji" can be off-putting and seen as demanding in Tanzania. In Kenya it's fine, and maybe in a big city like Dar, I don't know.

July 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/frdm14
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Seats more correctly translates into 'viti'

June 1, 2017

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Well, that's physically talking about the chairs that you will sit on, but siti mbili is more like place for two people to sit, like in a bus. It's similar to the difference in (at least most dialects of) English (in most contexts) between "chair" and "seat".

June 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Renata725212

siti you can translate as sitting plase(s)

September 14, 2017
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