Translation of man in isiZulu

man

indoda

nounPlural men

  • 1

    indoda
    umlisa
    owesilisa
    ‘There was a man at our gate asking for food’ Bekukhona indoda esangweni lethu icela ukudla.
    ‘They have lived together as man and wife for five years’ Sebehlale ndawonye njengendoda nomfazi iminyaka eyisihlanu.
  • 2

    umuntu
    ‘There are almost no places left on Earth not yet touched by man’ Cishe akusekho zindawo ezisele eMhlabeni ezingakathintwa umuntu.

Usage

The use of 'man' in sense 2 of the noun is now considered old-fashioned and possibly offensive.

verbmans, manning, manned

  • 1

    -phakelwa izisebenzi
    ‘The call centre is manned around the clock’ Isizinda okushayelwa kuso ucingo siphakelwa izisebenzi ubusuku nemini.

Usage

The use of 'man' in sense 2 of the noun is now considered old-fashioned and possibly offensive.