https://www.duolingo.com/lizlooney

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

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https://www.duolingo.com/saynave

ndiyo (yes) na hapana (no)

January 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/BelgianStr

January 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Katred2

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

https://www.duolingo.com/Airport1.de

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

https://www.duolingo.com/Restioson

Is it not ndiyo with the d prenasalised?

April 15, 2019
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