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English translation: bwana

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19:39 Nov 28, 2001
Swahili to English translations [Non-PRO]
Swahili term or phrase: Sir or Mister
A word used to address a man, such as Mister Phil. I think it is bwonna. But I'm not sure of the spelling.
Molly Boepple
English translation:bwana
Explanation:
Pronounced, as you suggested, "bwonna". Baba ("father") also works in a more affectionate situation.
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wmgoree
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Thank you so much for the information. My son-in-law was in Tansania and the guide addressed him by that name. I wanted to make him a gift using that term and wasn't sure how to spell it. Thanks again, Molly Boepple
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bwana


Explanation:
Pronounced, as you suggested, "bwonna". Baba ("father") also works in a more affectionate situation.

wmgoree
PRO pts in pair: 3
Grading comment
Thank you so much for the information. My son-in-law was in Tansania and the guide addressed him by that name. I wanted to make him a gift using that term and wasn't sure how to spell it. Thanks again, Molly Boepple

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