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"Lile ni tunda tamu"

Translation:That is a delicious fruit

October 25, 2017



tamu can mean tasty, but also sweet. So that is a sweet fruit should also be correct.


"That is a tasty fruit" Should be accepted as correct!


"Sweet fruit" is the name used for granadilla (passiflora ligularis) in upcountry Kenyan English, so it might be better to use "tasty" there.


I am only familiar with "passion fruit." Is that that same thing? I never knew the Swahili word for it -- I see online dictionaries give "pasheni" now. I had to get by with calling it "tunda" or "lile tunda tamu" . Cold passion fruit juice on a hot day ... tamu kweli!


I was thinking "tamu" was some form of the his/hers/theirs/ours/etc that I always get mixed up. Then I remembered "tamu kama wali wa nazi." Asante Sauti Sol!


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