"I accept your respect Juma."

Translation:Marahaba Juma.

February 17, 2018

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Marahaba is a response to Shikamoo. This translation is kind of off.

A child says "Shikamoo" to their mother, the mother responds "Marahaba." It's a way to greet someone elder to you.

The same child would just say Mambo to greet his friends.


Who says this? Parents? Grandparents? What about teachers?


It is only said in response to Shikamoo. So a child would say Shikamoo to the parent and the response would be Marahaba. Same can apply for child to grandparent, student to teacher etc. Anyone who you want to be respectful to (and who is older than you).

This translation makes it sound a bit strange but admittedly it is hard to translate as there isn't an equivalent in English.


This word sounds like an extension of "Merhaba", Turkish word for hello.


Is "Juma Marahaba" incorrect?


For me it was incorrect, but i dont understand why since it seems the name of the person is often said first.

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I just got it wrong...

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