There are 2 main translations of wind in isiZulu

: wind1wind2

wind1

umoya

nounPlural winds

  • 1

    umoya
    ‘There was a strong wind on Saturday so we went to fly our kites’ Bekunomoya onamandla ngoMgqibelo sase siyondizisa amakhayithi ethu.

nounPlural winds

  • 1

    umoya
    ‘There was so much wind this weekend, we couldn't go to the beach’ Bekunomoya omningi kule mpelasonto ngendlela yokuthi asiyanga ebhishi.
  • 2

    umoya
    ‘Dan had to walk a bit to get his wind back after running up the steep hill’ U-Dan kuye kwadingeka ukuthi ahambe kancane ukuze abuyise umoya emuva kokugijima endaweni eyenyukelayo.

There are 2 main translations of wind in isiZulu

: wind1wind2

wind2

-gwinciza

verbwinds, winding, wound

  • 1

    -gwinciza
    -zungeleza
    ‘The footpath winds among tall old trees in the park’ Indlela yezinyawo igwinciza ezihlahleni ezinde ezindala epaki.
  • 2

    -thandela
    -songa
    ‘My mother wound a bandage around my swollen ankle’ Umama wami uthandele ibhandishi eqakaleni lami elivuvukele.
  • 3

    -wayinda
    ‘Before watches had batteries, you had to wind them up’ Ngaphambi kokuthi amawashi abe namabhethri, kwakumele uwawayinde.

Usage

The pronunciation of the noun and the verb differ: the 'wi-' of the noun sounds like 'we'; the 'wi-' of the verb like 'why'