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"Esther alifika shuleni leo?"

Translation:Did Esther arrive at school today?

January 11, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/niels862850

I don't know weather it is of any importance but I was taught using arrive merely with at- so the sentence arrive in school sounds pretty odd to me and it ought to be arrive at school- I see the point in trying to translate the ni- but to my ears it still sounds strange.


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

Shuleni can be "at school" too. It's not always "in". It can be "to", "from" etc. as well. I agree with you! It's not really wrong but it sounds really weird to me to use "in" here.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Angela53250

It should say: Did Esther arrive at school today? Really does sound odd to say; in school


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

is "did esther arrive to the school today" correct

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