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"How is the afternoon, farmers?"

Translation:Habari za mchana wakulima?

June 24, 2019


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Habari ya mchana wakulima was previously provided as a correct answer.

I took ya mchana as corrected because the noun, afternoon, was singular. However as I look in the dictionary I see ya mchana associated with singular people being addressed and za mchana with plural. Which is correct?


I believe the choice between ya and za actually depends on whether the noun before it, Habari, is singular or plural, respectively. However, from what I understand, this noun can be either singular or plural, in this context... so both should be correct.

An actual speaker of Swahili, please correct me if I'm wrong.

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