"Alikuja kwa maana ya kuzungumza na mimi"
Translation:She came on account of conversing with me
One hopes. But it is a dialect, it's pretty consistent and actually grammatical, technically, just not the way most speakers in the US, Great Britain, Canada or Australia would phrase the sentences most of the time. I can accept that, just having problems with NOT accepting the more "standard" phrasing.
I'm sure it qualifies as a dialect because of its consistency. I find that the course is continually being modified to conform with mainstream English, so it will get better. I find that the frequent frustration with incorrect English in the accepted answers helps me to remember the correct Swahili at least!
"In order to" makes more sense, according to meaning 3 in this dictionary entry:
maana nm [i-/zi-]
2 reason: Nieleze ~ ya kumpiga mwenzako = tell me the reason for beating your friend.
3 aim, purpose.
Actually, looking at this dictionary entry again (though it is only the word "maana" not specifically "kwa maana ya"), I see that definition 2 favours "on account of" (because she had conversed with me) and definition 3 favours "in order to" (because she planned to converse with me) .
Can anyone confirm what would be the most likely translation of "kwa maana ya", or can it only be determined by context?
The same problem came up with "kwa ajili ya" here: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/23378658/On-account-of-studying-we-will-go-to-school