Translation of stress in isiZulu

stress

-gcizelela

verbstresses, stressing, stressed

  • 1

    -gcizelela
    ‘My mother stressed that we had to be home by 10 p.m’ Umama ugcizelele ukuthi kufanele sibe sesisekhaya ngehora leshumi kusihlwa
  • 2

    Language
    -gcizelela
    ‘Which part of the word should we stress?’ Iyiphi ingxenye yegama ekufanele siyigcizelele?
    • put emphasis on the pronunciation of a certain part of a word or of a word in a phrase

nounPlural stresses

  • 1

    ingcindezi
    ‘He is feeling a lot of stress because he has so much work to do’ Uzizwa enengcindezi ngoba unomsebenzi omningi
  • 2

    Language
    ukugcizelela
    ‘Sometimes the stress falls on different parts of words’ Kwesinye isikhathi ukugcizelela kuba semalungeni ahlukene amagama
    • the emphasis put on the pronunciation of a certain part of a word or of a word in a phrase

Usage

The definitions and examples for stress (in language) above are valid only for English. In isiZulu emphasis is expressed syntactically (by changing the word order or through the use of certain words such as absolute pronouns).