There are 2 main translations of -ethuka in isiZulu

: -ethuka1-ethuka2

-ethuka1

be surprised

verb

  • 1

    be surprised
    be frightened
    be startled
    ‘Izikhulu zombhoxo zithe zethukile ngesinqumo esithathiwe’ The high-ranking rugby officials said they were surprised by the decision taken
    ‘Ngathi ukumbheka emlonyeni ngethuka lapho ngingasawaboni amazinyo’ When I looked into his mouth, I got frightened, because he has no more teeth

There are 2 main translations of -ethuka in isiZulu

: -ethuka1-ethuka2

-ethuka2

swear

verb

  • 1

    swear
    insult
    ‘Sengikhohliwe ukusho ukuthi kuthe ekumshayeni kwami wangethuka’ I forgot to say that while I was beating him he insulted me