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EtymologyEdit

From Swahili hakuna matata (there are no problems). Popularized in English by the Disney film The Lion King.

PronunciationEdit

PhraseEdit

hakuna matata

  1. No worries, take it easy.

SwahiliEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Literally “there are no problems”.

ku locative class subject inflected present negative of -wa na (an indefinite place does not have) + matata (troubles)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /hɑˌku.nɑ mɑˈtɑ.tɑ/

PhraseEdit

hakuna matata

  1. No worries, take it easy, hakuna matata.

Usage notesEdit

  • Though this phrase was popularized in the West by the Disney production The Lion King, it is not usually used in conversation.