"Sijalipa"

Translation:I have not paid

July 19, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/BwanaSimba

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

August 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AGreatUserName

"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.

June 28, 2018
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