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"Your umbrellas"

Translation:Miavuli yako

October 6, 2017

11 Comments


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

Why not miavuli yenu?


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

"Miavuli Yenu" Worked For Me


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

Mwavuli, miavuli comes from uvuli ("shade").


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

Why not miavuli yenu?


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

that should be correct too


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joanne394981

I agree, but you can report it.


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

Since it is plural, why is it not 'zako'??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joanne394981

Have a look in the tips section for M-Mi nouns, the plural nouns use the personal pronoun starting with y-


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Catriona28475

This question popped up in the lesson on N/N class nouns, so I can see why you chose the prefix for that class.
I will requst that they move it to the M/Mi lesson.


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

On another place in this lesson someone said yako was singular and yenu was plural. Since thats not the case, how can we tell?


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

They were not wrong. Its just that English doesn't differentiate btwn your (singular) and your (plural). Other languages do.

In Kiswahili: Yako= singular Yenu= plural

Thus the umbrellas could either belong to one person (you), or more people (you and another/others).

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