Is this really Swahili that is spoken here?
Thread poster: liam.berlin

liam.berlin
Local time: 02:33
Sep 10, 2011

I do not know if he is just joking that he has spoken Swahili or not. I would appreciate if you could help me.

This clip should start when he starts speaking, 5 minutes and 47 in (though she says something short first.)

http://youtu.be/vb-07BeZLCk?t=5m47s

By the way what language does she speak just before he speaks?

Thank you for your help!


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Dave Bindon  Identity Verified
Greece
Local time: 04:33
Member (2010)
Greek to English
Swahili Sep 11, 2011

Just for fun, I did my best to work out what he says phonetically and typed it into Google translate. "Na peta kupata pesa ya watu watatu" came up with "and bend to get money for three people"!!

I think it must be Swahili, but I think the presenter's pronunciation and my hearing have distorted the meaning a bit!


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Bea Geenen  Identity Verified
Hong Kong
Member (2008)
English to Dutch
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Gibberish Sep 11, 2011

Hi,

I'm not a Swahili speaker but my sister is (she lived many years in Congo). After some initial confusion because of the bad pronounciation/strange context, she came to the conclusion that what he is saying is:

NAPENDA KUPATA MESA YA WATU WATATU
I WANT (TO GET) A TABLE FOR THREE PEOPLE

Have a nice day!

[Bijgewerkt op 2011-09-11 09:20 GMT]


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liam.berlin
Local time: 02:33
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Thank you! Sep 11, 2011

Thank you so much! So what exactly is it that he says in Swahili and what is the translation?

Any ideas of the language she speaks before him?


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Mlenge Mgendi
Tanzania
Local time: 05:33
English to Swahili
Yes! Mar 16, 2012

"Napenda kupata meza ya watu watatu!"

I would like to get a table that can accommodate three persons


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Secilia Njau  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 05:33
Member (2011)
English to Swahili
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I love this clip Apr 20, 2013

I just want to say I love this clip and that is Swahili

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