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Can someone translate English to Chichewi

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Can someone translate English to Chichewi

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1. Re: Can someone translate English to Chichewi

Hi, My translation into Chichewa of “city of hope” is “Mzinda wa Chiyembekezo” There may be other variations, will post these if I get replies to my question

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2. Re: Can someone translate English to Chichewi

Hi, R KK. I have been given another translation for the word "hope" This is "Moyo", this is more of a spritual/biblical version, whereas the original word was more of general/literal translation. Chichewa does not generaly have direct word for word translations in the same way as say French or German. Context is much more important, the same, or similiar Chichewa "word" can mean diferent things depending on the context. Similiarly, there can be diferent Chichewa words for the same "English" word, depending on context.

Ivan

Edited: 24 March 2012, 03:23
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3. Re: Can someone translate English to Chichewi

Thank you so much. Since I am so ignorant, Does Moyo replace Mzinda or Chiyembekezo????

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RK

I REALLY appreciate your help.

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4. Re: Can someone translate English to Chichewi

Sorry didnt make it clear, Moyo can be used in place of chiyembekezo, "City" is Mzinda. "wa" is one of several versions of "of". "wa" means "belongs to" or "with". so you have a literal translation of "City WITH Hope". If you add wa as a prefix to the last word, ie Mzinda wachiyembekezo, it becomes "City WHICH HAS hope"

Ivan

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