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[edit] Word or phrase of Ugandan English

Mbu (conjunction)

[edit] Meaning or equivalent in standard English

that (used to report something that has been said, but its truthfulness or accuracy is doubted).

[edit] Usage of the word or phrase

Used as a conjuction to introduce a claim in reported speech. E.g. "She said mbu she loves him" (She claimed that she loves him). If one doesn't want to express skepticism about what is being reported, "nti" is used in place of "mbu".

[edit] Origin of the word or phrase

Adopted from Luganda

Retrieved from "http://ugandawiki.ug/Mbu"
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