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"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.


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").

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    used "nice" and it was called wrong


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


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


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


    Not necessarily.


    Not in Africa for the most part


    Why not accept 'Tanzania is a great country'?


    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.


    The audio is not pronouncing the n in nzuri. Is that a dialectal thing or en error?

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