Swahili yes and no

I finished the Swahili tree a couple of months ago and since then I've been practicing (on the duolingo app) everyday.

I recently realized that I never learned how to say "yes" or "no" in Swahili! It seems like those words should be in there.

January 2, 2018


ndiyo (yes) na hapana (no)

January 3, 2018

January 2, 2018

I hadn't realized that, although I'm only on the early part of the tree. Seems like something that definitely needs to be addressed!

January 2, 2018

yes = ndiyo (naam)

no = hapana (la)

the form for yes is spoken I guess just "dio" (correct me otherwise), while "hapana" for "no" is spoken like "habana", and "la" is the shorter arabic from, which is also used.

March 26, 2018

Is it not ndiyo with the d prenasalised?

April 15, 2019
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