There are 2 main translations of tense in isiZulu

: tense1tense2

tense1

[NEG+] -khululekile

adjectivetenser, tensest

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    [NEG+] -khululekile
    ‘I always feel tense before I write an exam’ Ngihlale ngizizwa ngingakhululekile njalo ngaphambi kokubhala ukuhlolwa

verbtensing, tensed, tenses

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    -qina
    ‘This exercise makes you tense your muscles and then relax them’ Lokhu kuzivocavoca kwenza ukuthi uqinise izicubu zakho ubuye uzithambise futhi

There are 2 main translations of tense in isiZulu

: tense1tense2

tense2

inkathi

nounPlural tenses

Language

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    inkathi
    ‘the present tense’ inkathi yamanje
    ‘the past tense’ inkathi edlule
    ‘Rewrite the sentence in the past tense’ Phinda ubhale umusho enkathini eyedlule
    • a verb form that indicates when an action takes place relative to the speaker or writer