"He likes the English language"

Translation:Anapenda kingereza

August 12, 2018

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/TessEwing1

Sometimes they spell it kiingereza and sometimes kingereza. Which is it?

August 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/machieng

both are used. I guess the "more correct" one would be 'Kiingereza' (ki-ingereza, where '-ingereza' translates to 'of the English')

August 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TessEwing1

Thank you!

August 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/lund.mikkel

As far as I know, the right word is Kiingereza. Notice the capital K and two i's.

The other one is apparently a misspelling. It's even described in one of the blog posts:

One example: English, or kiingereza, is spelled kingereza right now. That is a typo, and I have submitted a request for that to be edited.

https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/sw/en/status#update-list

December 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Coedwyr

Correct Swahili should be "Ninapenda lugha ya kiingereza". Translation of written sentence is ' I like the way of the English" Adding ki shows the way of something. Kitoto, kishenzi, kishamba....

September 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/machieng

It's not really a requirement, all languages are referred to as such, I.e. 'Swahili' is 'Kiswahili'. It's not wrong to say 'lugha ya' but it's still correct without it

September 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ernst557459

Apparently, one can even use Kizungu according to the Swahili Wikipedia: http://sw.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mzungu

December 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/machieng

Yeah, though that's more informal since "mzungu" generally refers to a white person

December 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/dsimonds

Duo should accept "Anapenda lugha ya Kiingereza." Reported.

February 10, 2019
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