Translation of before in isiZulu

before

ngaphambi

preposition

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    ngaphambi
    ‘Read the question carefully before you start writing’ Funda umbuzo ngokucophelela ngaphambi kokuthi uqale ukubhala.
  • 2

    (in front of) ngaphambi kwa-
    ‘He stood before the court and told his story’ Ume ngaphambi kwenkantolo washo indaba yakhe.

adverb

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    ngaphambili
    ‘Why didn't you tell me before?’ Kungani ungangitshelanga ngaphambili?