Translation of hang in isiZulu

hang

-lenga

verbhangs, hanging, hung / hanged

  • 1

    -lenga
    ‘The washing is hanging on the line’ Iwashingi iyalenga kulayini.
  • 2

    -lengisa
    ‘They used to hang people for crimes such as murder’ Babejwayele ukulengisa abantu abenze amacala afana nokubulala.

Usage

In sense 1 'hung' should be used as past tense and past participle, but in sense 2 'hanged' is the correct form. For example: The washing 'hung' on the line. In the old days he would have been 'hanged' for murder.