[ huh-koo-nuhmuh-to-tuh ]
/ həˈku nə məˈtɒ tə /
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no worries or no troubles: a Swahili phrase used to suggest that a person should enjoy life and not worry about things they cannot control: She claims that adopting an outlook of hakuna matata has boosted her overall happiness.
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Origin of hakuna matata
From Swahili: literally “there are no troubles (here)”; from the 1994 Disney movie The Lion King, in which the phrase was frequently used and was also the name of a song
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How to use hakuna matata in a sentence
After all, as the German philosopher Schopenhauer said, “hakuna matata.”At the Copenhagen Zoo, Humans Can Be Animals|Kevin Bleyer|March 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The score, created by U2's Bono and The Edge, isn't made up of catchy, easily digestible pop songs in the "Hakuna Matata" vein.Spider-Man's Real Villain|Jacob Bernstein|March 13, 2011|DAILY BEAST
I halted, and just at that moment came a parting yell from my boy, 'Hakuna!Adventures in Many Lands|Various