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Kiswahili translation help - tafadahli!

Kiswahili translation help - tafadahli!

Old Aug 19th 2002, 2:59 pm
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Default Kiswahili translation help - tafadahli!

Last year I had a fantastic trip to Tanzania, and would like to thank some of the
friendlier Tanzanians we met by sending them a group photo . I would like to write a
note in Kiswahili on the back of the picture of a Maasai family that showed us their
homes, and found someone who handwrote a translation for me but I can't read all the
handwriting. Could someone help me fill in the blanks, or re-write anything that is
wrong (especially if it's offensive in any way)?

The message I wanted to send is:

"Thank-you very much for letting us visit your wonderful village. You are very lucky
to have such beautiful natural surroundings. We have not stopped talking to our
friends and family about what a great country you have, and these pictures remind us
of how friendly you were to us. You have much to be proud of. We thought you might
enjoy them since friends and family are truly the most important things in life."

Hat I have so far is:

"Asanteni sana kwa ukurimu na ukaribisho wenu, mullio tupa, tulipo tembelea kijiji
chenyu kizuri. Mumebalikiwa kwa na mazigira marembo na mazuri. ( ) tuje
hapa, hatujanyaza, kila sana tuwu hadithia marafiki ( ) familia (
) vile ( ) yem iriyou nzuri. Na hizi picha hutukubusha ukarimu
urafiki wenu. ( Tulitt ) pin nyinyi mugezipeda. Muko ( ) mangi
( ) ku jivunia. Kwani marafiki na familia ndiyo ( ) muhimu
hupa duniani."

I would greatly appreciate any assistance. I've been looking up as many words as I
can but I fear I will butcher the grammar and I don't want to start an
international incident!

Asante sana -
 
Old Oct 21st 2002, 1:29 pm
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Default Re: Kiswahili translation help - tafadahli!

Originally posted by Helpless:
Last year I had a fantastic trip to Tanzania, and would like to thank some of the
friendlier Tanzanians we met by sending them a group photo . I would like to write a
note in Kiswahili on the back of the picture of a Maasai family that showed us their
homes, and found someone who handwrote a translation for me but I can't read all the
handwriting. Could someone help me fill in the blanks, or re-write anything that is
wrong (especially if it's offensive in any way)?

The message I wanted to send is:

"Thank-you very much for letting us visit your wonderful village. You are very lucky
to have such beautiful natural surroundings. We have not stopped talking to our
friends and family about what a great country you have, and these pictures remind us
of how friendly you were to us. You have much to be proud of. We thought you might
enjoy them since friends and family are truly the most important things in life."

Hat I have so far is:

"Asanteni sana kwa ukurimu na ukaribisho wenu, mullio tupa, tulipo tembelea kijiji
chenyu kizuri. Mumebalikiwa kwa na mazigira marembo na mazuri. ( ) tuje
hapa, hatujanyaza, kila sana tuwu hadithia marafiki ( ) familia (
) vile ( ) yem iriyou nzuri. Na hizi picha hutukubusha ukarimu
urafiki wenu. ( Tulitt ) pin nyinyi mugezipeda. Muko ( ) mangi
( ) ku jivunia. Kwani marafiki na familia ndiyo ( ) muhimu
hupa duniani."

I would greatly appreciate any assistance. I've been looking up as many words as I
can but I fear I will butcher the grammar and I don't want to start an
international incident!

Asante sana -
I'm just reading this now but if its not too late I can help with the Kiswahili
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