asanteni

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Swahili[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic أَحْسَنْتَ(ʾaḥsanta), per se meaning “well done!”, but also used in the sense of “thank you!” in certain contexts.

Interjection[edit]

asante!

  1. Thank you! (to a group)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Asanteni is the plural, and usually used with sana: Asanteni sana -- Thank you very much!
  • When speaking to only one person, use asante.

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