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"Jina lake ni Juma."

Translation:His name is Juma.

December 19, 2018

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

What can't it be "her name is Juma"?


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

Juma is typically a boy's name


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fiyalka2

But theoretically, there might be a place where Juma could be a girl's name, so "she" should be accepted as well.


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

Theoretically any name can be used for any gender. However, in this course, Juma is associated with male names, as is typical of Swahili-speaking countries of Africa


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NormanL75

exactly what i was thinking. Jina lake ni Juma. i guess, it's just backwards, like when houd say, the house is red, but in a question youd say, is the house red. (bad explination, sorry. I'm just learning this myself! Good luck!


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

How am I supposed to know that Juma is a boy's name?


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

The hint says 'Juma (Male name)'


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

Help no sound to my lesson


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

Please be patient, the course contributors are working on it. Some sentences have audio, some do not, and this one doesn't as of 2019/04/02.


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

Guess the sex of names is 50/50


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Abdalla4so

Her name is juma should be accepted


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

IPA: /'dʒinɑ 'lɑkɛ ni 'dʒumɑ/

[2019/04/02]


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

Dzina lake ni Juma. (in Chichewa)


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

Thank you Duo. Thank god I learned that Juma doesn't translate as ja :(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mohamednou302207

I am think juma is a boy's name not girl

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