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wodwa

alone

exclusive quantitative pronoun

  • 1

    alone
    on its own
    ‘Phela asizange sawushiya wodwa umuzi kuleso sikhathi’ Of course we never left our homestead alone at that time
  • 2

    only
    ‘Ingikhulumela nje umbhedo wodwa le ntombi’ She talks only nonsense to me, this girl
  • 3

    alone
    on their own
    on its own
    ‘Kwenziwa yini ukuba avumele amantombazane aphume wodwa lapha ekhaya?’ What is it that causes him to allow the girls to go out alone here at home?
  • 4

    only
    ‘Amadoda wodwa avunyelwe ukungena kulo mcimbi’ It is only men who are allowed at this event

Usage

For class 6, the pronoun "wodwa" also has the variant form "odwa", which is nearly as frequent for this class.