"Mgeni atapokelewa na Emilian"

Translation:A guest will be received by Emilian

May 6, 2019

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/wellspring3

Can you just say emilian will recieve the guest?

May 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/machieng

nope. The meaning is the same, but the exercise is testing passive voice

May 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/BBazzle

This form does not play well with English. Is it as awkward in Swahili as it is in English, or is this a common construction?

May 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/machieng

typically passive voice itself is uncommonly used in conversational English, that's pretty much the only anomaly I see. They sound fine to me both ways

May 13, 2019
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