"Tanzania ni nchi nzuri"

Translation:Tanzania is a beautiful country

September 29, 2017



I don't know when to put "nzuri" and "mzuri". Don't the both of them mean "good" or fine.

January 12, 2019


It changes according to the noun class. "Nchi" is an n-class, so "nzuri". In contrast, an m-class requires "mzuri" (e.g. "mtoto mzuri").

To answer your second question, yes, they both mean "good". Nzuri and mzuri are the same word ("-zuri").

January 13, 2019


Nice to hear, I certainly wouldn't mind a visit

September 29, 2017


Why isn't 'Tanzania is a fine country' accepted? nzuri is also 'good,' right?

October 18, 2017


'Fine' in English could suggest 'okay'; as in, not great but passable.

November 10, 2017


Not necessarily.

June 22, 2018


Not in Africa for the most part

January 24, 2019


Why not accept 'Tanzania is a great country'?

June 3, 2018


Tanzania is a great country. It's also a good country, a beautiful country, a fine country, an awesome country and a nice country. Just like with English and a multitude of other languages, one can use a more general term like "good" to embrace all these differentiated forms of "good" with finer nuances. But, on the other hand, you might like to refine your concept of "good" or "nice" by choosing a word with a more specific meaning or nuance. So DL is here trying to teach us the more general word, "-zuri", meaning "good" or "nice", both of which have very broad meanings. That's most important in the beginning for learning the language on a basic level.

March 1, 2019
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