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"Rashidi is a rich person"

Translation:Rashidi ni mtu tajiri

July 19, 2018

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

Tajiri is an invariable adjective, as many of Arabic origin are, I believe. It comes from Arabic تَاجِر‎ (tājir, “merchant”) or a related term. The Arabic etymon presumably comes from Classical Syriac ܬܓܪܐ‎ (taggārā), which comes from Akkadian tamkāru [DAM.GAR3]).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bas280241

Is mtu not in M-Wa- class? I expected mtajiri

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