"Sijalipa"

Translation:I have not paid

July 19, 2017

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

Also: "I have not yet paid". There's always a sense of yet about this negative.


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"Yet" is more or less equivalent to bado. The negative present perfect in English, at least in non-American dialects, conveys the same temporally open-ended sense as the -ja- tense in Swahili.


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

Bado adds emphasis but is not necessary. Yet is not necessary but neither is


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But is wrong as DL makes you think


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

But neither is wrong as DL makes you think

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