"Polisi anamkimbiza mwizi"

Translation:The police officer is chasing a thief

February 17, 2018



'A policeman', or 'a police officer', or 'a policewoman' - (NOT 'A police'!)

June 28, 2018


I apologise, but this is just bad English. The police are only ever referred to with the definite article "the", and are treated as a plural whenever not referring to specific officers. Also, it should allow "... the thief", as the thief in question may already be known by the speaker.

February 17, 2018


Yeah, and the Swahili makes it clear that it's a single police officer.

February 19, 2018


I got marked wrong for writing 'policeman' rather than 'police officer' ….

October 11, 2019, 10:25 AM
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