Translation of not in isiZulu



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    ‘Please do not walk on the wet floor’ Ngicela ungahambi lapho kumanzi khona phansi.
    ‘You have not done your work’ Awuwenzile umsebenzi wakho.
    ‘I'm not very hungry’ Angilambile kakhulu.


In English, we often shorten 'not' to 'n't'. For example: "You 'didn't' close the door." In isiZulu, there is no direct equivalent for 'not'. For options, see the negative forms in Table 5 of the mini-grammar (e.g. a_-SC_VERB_i, a_-SC_VERB_anga, …).