"Ijumaa"

Translation:Friday

August 23, 2017

4 Comments


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

It's interesting that all of the days of the week except for Thursday are based on Friday.


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

Well, juma also means "week" even though its meaning is "Friday" in Arabic. The week is seen to begin on Saturday in Swahili, so it's week-1, week-2 etc.


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

Yes, but the number indicates the number of days after Friday (jumatatu for Monday, for example).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TeresaKend1

Alhamisi is 'the fifth day' in arabic - hamsa..

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