Translation of those in isiZulu

those

labo

pronounthat

  • 1

    (close)
    labo
    leyo
    lawo
    lezo
    ‘I saw those earrings you mentioned in the bathroom’ Ngiwabonile lawo macici obuwasho egunjini okugezelwa kulo.
    ‘Those reports about the banks going bankrupt are quite worrying’ Leyo mibiko ngebhange eliwayo iyakhathaza kakhulu.
    ‘There are those among us who want to cling to the customs of the past’ Kukhona labo kithina abafuna ukubambelela emasikweni amadala.
  • 2

    (far)
    labaya
    leya
    lawaya
    leziya
    ‘Do you see those birds flying there?’ Uyazibona leziya zinyoni ezindiza laphaya?

Usage

In isiZulu, the concept those may be expressed with a position II plural demonstrative for people or objects that are close, and with a position III plural demonstrative for people or objects that are far. The full list is shown in Table 7 of the mini-grammar, columns "DEM II" and "DEM III". These forms may be preceded by various morphemes.