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"Ninaomba kisu"

Translation:I ask for a knife

July 21, 2017

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KameronSmith44

I said "I would like the knife." It said it was wrong and it should be "a knife." It's the same right?


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

yes. Report it next time you see it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Katie105911

Yes, it's the same


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BB8eZ2Cd

how does one know it is 'a 'or "the"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Katie105911

There is no a or the in Swahili. Use either


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BB8eZ2Cd

"May I have a knife" is a polite way of saying "I ask for a knife" so quite correct.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ghalib962002

Surely "I request a knife" is correct??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ghalib962002

I request a knife... why wrong?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Katie105911

It's not great English but it's a good translation


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

Kuuliza also means to ask

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