"Mtoto ana kipindupindu"

Translation:The child has cholera

June 10, 2017

4 Comments


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

There is no difference between a and the in swahili, but it keeps marking it wrong. Can this not be fixed?

June 10, 2017

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

Exactly!

October 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/the3lusive

Actually there is no word for 'a' or 'the' in Swahili. You're just going to have to figure out the context of the sentence to use the correct article.

November 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ian817630

Except in the context of this sentence to say A child has cholera implies a non specific condition and fortunately not every child gets cholera. 'The child has cholera' implies that one specific child has cholera. Its a sentence that is far more likely than 'A child has cholera' but both are technically correct

March 22, 2018
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