"Elfu hamsini na saba"

Translation:Fifty seven thousand

September 16, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/dieprinzessin

How would you say fifty thousand and seven ? 50 007

September 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DiegoJaviUnlam

Mambo rafiki! I think the same Swahili phrase can be translated as "57000" and "50007" as well. If not, I would make a report.

And perhaps, an option to avoid confusion is to place the word for "thousand" after the multiplier number, instead of before. Then:

57000 = Hamsini na saba elfu / multiplier number = 57 (hamsini na saba)

50007 = Hamsini elfu na saba / multiplier number = 50 (hamsini)

And combining the two numbers, there would be two forms for the number 57007:

57007 = Elfu hamsini na saba na saba

57007 = Hamsini na saba elfu na saba

Here is a good page to test the numbers (written in digits) for the Swahili translation:

https://www.languagesandnumbers.com/how-to-count-in-swahili/en/swa/

I hope it helps. :)

January 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/saynave

does anyone know how to say 50,007?

December 9, 2018
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