"peaceful"

Translation:Salama

June 29, 2019

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/andrew124038

So how is salama both "peaceful" and "hello"? Is it something like a homonym in english?


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

'Salama' on its own is not a greeting, unless it's shortened from 'Uko salama?/U salama?' to just 'Salama?' (the former implies the latter), which is 'are you well?'


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

'Peace' is a common greeting in Semitic languages


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

I thought salama meant safe and amani meant peaceful. What does amani mean/ when would I use it?


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

Peaceful it's translation is amani not salama

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