A little bit warmer at the equator

06:29 Oct 18, 2004
English to Swahili translations [PRO]
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English term or phrase: A little bit warmer at the equator
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LOQUAX
Poland
Local time: 03:43


Summary of answers provided
5 +1kwenye istiwai kuna joto zaidi
lynwazim
5kuna joto zaidi, kidogo, kwenye istiwai
George Karanja
3istiwaini muna joto zaidi kidogo
Hassan Wanini


  

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a little bit warmer at the equator
istiwaini muna joto zaidi kidogo


Explanation:
The word 'equator' technically does not exist in Swahili. However, many a time an arabic/english/bantu variant is used if a particular word does not exist in Swahili vocabulary.

In this instance 'istiwai' is the equator (arabic) and adding the '-ni' suffix denotes the phrase 'at the equator'

'istiwaini muna joto zaidi' would therefore translate to 'warmer at the equator'

Wasnt quite sure how 'a little bit' could be added into the swahili translation but my best try was 'kidogo' (a little)

Hassan Wanini
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:43
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Native speaker of: Swahili
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1719 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
a little bit warmer at the equator
kwenye istiwai kuna joto zaidi


Explanation:
istiwai - equator.
'istiwaini' literally means 'in the equator' and 'kwenye istiwai' means at the equator.

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Note added at 1719 days (2009-07-03 13:08:42 GMT)
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joto zaidi means warmer. To use 'kuna joto zaidi kidogo' meaning "a little bit warmer' would make sense in English but would sound awkward in Swahili. But by using the translated sentence, it is easily taken that it is warmer at the equator.

lynwazim
United States
Local time: 21:43
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Native speaker of: Native in SwahiliSwahili

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agree  Sila Millanzi
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3680 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
a little bit warmer at the equator
kuna joto zaidi, kidogo, kwenye istiwai


Explanation:
by putting those commas it helps for the sentence not to sound awkward than when they are absent. By that we have the complete meaning of the source carried through in the target.

George Karanja
Kenya
Local time: 04:43
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Native speaker of: Native in SwahiliSwahili, Native in KikuyuKikuyu
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