Translation of passive in isiZulu

passive

[NEG+] -sebenzi

adjective

  • 1

    [NEG+] -sebenzi
    ‘a passive person’ umuntu ongasebenzi
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    Language
    -impambosi yokwenziwa
    ‘The passive form of "A snake bit her" is "She was bitten by a snake"’ Isimo sempambosi yokwenziwa yomusho othi "Inyoka yamluma" sithi "Walunywa inyoka"
    • describing a sentence in which the person, animal or thing undergoing the action is the subject of the sentence or verb