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Bonus Skill Idea: Proverbs/Sayings

I think a great bonus skill would be proverbs and sayings! Maybe even multiple bonus skills, as there are so many great proverbs and sayings.

June 2, 2018

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

There is one lesson containing some proverbs


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I think in the lesson with title "Speech" if I remmeber correctly.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yola25018

I just finally reached that level! I guess I jumped the gun in assuming there were none...


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Haba na haba hujaza kibaba. pole pole ndiyo mwendo, haraka, haraka haina baraka


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I had to look up "haba" in the Kamusi and then saw this saying, listed below at the "habari entry":

Habari mbaya zina mbawa, lakini habari njema hutembea kwa mikongojo

(nb: Mkongojo is a staff, walking stick; mbawa=wings)

...bad news has wings, but good news walks with crutches/walking sticks

It is like the English expression "bad news travels fast"--and reminds me also how we are quick to complain with all the small errors in the Swahili course, but really it is so helpful and a lot of it works well, and we've learned a lot through it, we just don't say so as quickly ;-)

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