There are 2 main translations of present in isiZulu

: present1present2

present1

isipho

nounPlural presents

  • 1

    isipho
    ‘All children love to get presents on their birthday’ Zonke izingane ziyathanda ukuthola izipho ngosuku lokugubha ukuzalwa kwazo

verbpresenting, presented, presents

  • 1

    -ethula
    -azisa
    ‘The principal's wife presented the awards at our school's annual prize-giving ceremony’ Inkosikazi kathishanhloko yethule imiklomelo esikoleni sethu emcimbini wonyaka wokunikeza ngemivuzo
  • 2

    -ethula
    ‘DJ Fresh presents the afternoon drive show on 5FM’ U-DJ Fresh wethula uhlelo lwe-afternoon drive esiteshini i-5FM

Usage

We pronounce the verb and the noun differently. We say: "I gave him a beautiful present", but "You must present the award tomorrow".

There are 2 main translations of present in isiZulu

: present1present2

present2

-manje

adjective

  • 1

    -manje
    ‘Rewrite these sentences in the present tense’ Bhala le misho enkathini yamanje
    ‘Poor harvests, high energy prices and demand exceeding supplies have led to the present situation’ Izivuno ezingezinhle, intengo ephezulu yezamandla, izimfuno ezidlula okuhlinzekiwe kuholele esimweni samanje
  • 2

    -khona
    ‘The meeting will start as soon as all are present’ Umhlangano uzoqala uma wonke umuntu esekhona

nounPlural presents

  • 1

    isimanje
    ‘They spend most of their time idolizing the memories of bygone struggles rather than concentrating on the challenges of the present’ Bachitha isikhathi sabo esiningi becabanga ngezinkumbulo zemizabalazo eseyadlula kunokugxila ezinselelweni zamanje


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Present

Isipho

noun