Translation of simile in isiZulu

simile

isifaniso

nounPlural similes

Linguistics

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    isifaniso
    ‘"As fast as the wind" is a simile’ "Ukugijima njengomoya" isifaniso.
    ‘The poet used a simile to compare the speed at which the girl ran with the speed at which the wind blows’ Imbongi isebenzise isifaniso ukuqhathanisa ijubane intombazane eyayigijima ngalo nesivinini umoya ophephetha ngaso.
    • a comparison using the words "like" or "as"
    • ukuqhathanisa usebenzisa amagama anjengo-"njenga"