1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Swahili
  4. >
  5. "Una roho nzuri"

"Una roho nzuri"

Translation:You have a good spirit

February 8, 2019

3 Comments


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

Roho comes from Arabic رُوح (rūḥ, "spirit; soul; essence; life; ghost"), which is cognate with Aramaic רוחא‎ (rūħā, rūħo, "spirit, ghost; wind; breath"), Hebrew רוּחַ‎ (ruaħ, rúach, "wind; breath; spirit"). The Spirit part of the Holy Spirit comes precisely from a chain of calques that began with that Hebrew ruach.


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

Thanks. Where does the mtakatifu part of holy spirit come from?


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

Can this phrase only be used in the spiritual sense? "That person is good amd kind and devout and spiritual"

Or can it also be used in a fitness class when people are excited and have high energy and spirits?

Learn Swahili in just 5 minutes a day. For free.