Kukhona izihumusho eziyinhloko ezingu-2 zokuthi kuphi ku-isiZulu

: kuphi1kuphi2

kuphi1

where?

interrogative adverb

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    where?
    ‘Konje uthe uhlala kuphi eGoli?’ By they way, where did she say she stays in Johannesburg?
    ‘Wagcina kuphi esikoleni?’ Where did you end up in school?

Usage

Rather than the interrogative "kuphi", the verbal suffix "-phi" can also be used with the same meaning. The second example above could have read: "Wagcinaphi esikoleni?"

Kukhona izihumusho eziyinhloko ezingu-2 zokuthi kuphi ku-isiZulu

: kuphi1kuphi2

kuphi2

where is (it)?

copular verb

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    where is (it)?
    ‘Mame, mame – kanti kuphi ukudla kwami?’ Mother, Mother – where, in fact, is my food?
    ‘Mkhwanazi kanti kuphi eNyanyadu?’ Mkhwanazi, where, in fact, is Nyanyadu?