Ukuhunyushwa kwe kwangathi e IsiNgisi

kwangathi

it was as if

copular verb

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    it was as if
    it seemed as if
    it looked as if
    it appeared as if
    ‘Kwangathi yizinkunzi zilwela inkomazi’ It was as if bulls were fighting over a cow
    ‘Ngangena qede yangibuka iNkosi kwangathi iyethuka’ As I went in the king looked at me as if he was surprised

Origin

< sengathi

Usage

The form "kwangathi" can also be equivalent to the conjunction "sengathi" (as if). See the second example.