Ukuhunyushwa kwe wonke e IsiNgisi

wonke

the whole

inclusive quantitative pronoun

  • 1

    the whole
    each
    every
    ‘Lokhu kudalela umndeni wonke inkinga’ This caused a problem for the whole family
    ‘Wonke umuntu owayelapho wamangala kabi’ Each person who was there was very surprised
  • 2

    all
    ‘Amandla wonke asemahlombe kaMnu. Bamba Ndwandwe’ All the authority rests on the shoulders of Mr Bamba Ndwandwe
  • 3

    the whole of me
    ‘Sengiyibonile mina wonke’ Now I understand it completely
  • 4

    (said by a cannibal) the whole of you
    ‘Abakithi bangilethele wena wonke ngogqoko’ My friends brought the whole of you to me on a meat tray

Usage

For class 6, the pronoun "wonke" also has the variant form "onke", which is only slightly more frequent in that class.