Ukuhunyushwa kwe them e isiZulu

them

[+OC+]

plural pronoun

  • 1

    [+OC+]
    ‘I woke my children and made them breakfast’ Ngivuse izingane zami ngase ngizenzela isidlo sasekuseni
    ‘The shop had shoes but all of them were too small’ Isitolo besinezicathulo kodwa zonke bezizincane
  • 2

    bona
    -bo
    ‘Look at those professional riders. We'll never be as fast as them’ Awubuke labaya bagibelimabhayisikili abangongoti. Ngeke sisheshe njengabo

Usage

In isiZulu, the concept them is typically an object concord (OC). See Tables 4 and 5 in the mini-grammar. The concept them can also be expressed with the absolute pronouns bona (cl. 2), wona (cl. 6), yona (cl. 4), and zona (cl. 8 and 10). See the isiZulu to English side of your dictionary for examples.