"My maternal grandma has a goat."

Translation:Shimasaní tłʼízí bee hólǫ́.

December 3, 2018

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Yá'át'ééh! Normally, I would've typed the answer as above, but it was the wrong construction when I used it for "My father has sheep." So, instead I used Duo's convention of "Shimasaní bee tłʼízí" which Duo marked as incorrect. I reported the error. It's frustrating to figure out which correct phrasing Duo will accept.


Yáʼátʼééh! I think this course is still a first approach on the language, with a very reduced vocabulary. And, without the help of grammar tips, it is difficult to think if this is frustrating or not. Please, do not think there are "grammar conventions" in this course. Because it is very new. How can we assume the sentence structure given in the lessons is the correct? I can only do this following the tips from good helpers, and reading more information from other sites, or watching videos about Navajo. But, still I cannot say I have strong clues to perceive if the grammar is correct when I read or answer the exercises. I can just do the lessons, and try to find more information from other sites or books. :)

Note: My guess is that the construction would be bee + hólǫ́, but perhaps, other constructions can be allowed in Navajo.

Verb Conjugation

To Have (in one's possession)

Neuter mode
Shee hólǫ́ - I have
Nee hólǫ́ - you have
Bee hólǫ́ - s/he has
Hwee hólǫ́ - one has

Translation: I have some mutton here.

Di•bé bi•tsį' - (dibé, sheep + bi-tsį', its- meat) mutton
Ła' - some
Ko•di - (at) here
Shee hó•lǫ́ - (sh-ee hólǫ́, with - me it exists) I have



LOL! Ahéhee' Diego!


Thank you, Diego. Your info is very helpful. We have to remember that Duo's courses are by volunteers, and you are helping with your responses, to further develop the course.


Try lt'izi. It accepts it.


Although I do like the language lessons diego and others. (I only know how to hack the mistakes-if they are mistakes.)


it's like it does it on purpose to mark mistakes like the typong out "bee" or "bee hólǫ́" ahéhee' shił diné bizaad éí Duolingo but daalkizh quit making things confusing and start teaching then first.


I really hate it whatever you type it is not correct

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