Translation of can in isiZulu

can

-nga-

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  • 1

    (may) -nga-
    ‘You can help me’ Ungangisiza.
  • 2

    (be able to) -azi uku-
    ‘I can speak English’ Ngiyakwazi ukukhuluma isiNgisi.

Usage

The word 'can' is often used with the words 'smell', 'hear', 'taste', 'feel', and 'see'. For example: "I 'can see 'the river", "I 'can hear 'you". The negative of 'can' is 'cannot' or 'can't'.