"If you had come, you would have been eaten banana"

Translation:Mngalikuja mngalikula ndizi

September 8, 2017

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/aboutpurpo

This one didn't have an option for reporting that it should be either "m" or "u". Also the English is wrong. It cannot be "you would have been eaten banana" but rather "you would have eaten banana." (Or bananas)

September 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AGreatUserName

Since there's generally no apostophe to separate vocative phrases, I like the idea that it's addressing a banana, maybe after getting back from a party where there were some particularly hungry people. "If you had come, you would have been eaten, banana."

Of course, in Swahili that'd be a bit different: **Ungalikuja, ungaliliwa, Ndizi!"

And regarding your phrase - I find it most natural with "a banana" rather than just "banana".

September 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/aboutpurpo

Must have been some party!

September 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AGreatUserName

Nah, just one where everyone assumed the organisers would provide food but they didn't ... so everyone was hungry. :-P

September 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/rokksolidrees

Damn you banana, only if you had been there... Lol

September 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AGreatUserName

[banana trembles and is glad not to have been there]

September 17, 2017
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