Translation of -phatha in English:

-phatha

handle

verb

  • 1

    handle
    hold
    carry
    ‘Yimina engiphatha izihluthulelo namabhuku ezimali’ It is I who handle the keys and the cheque books
  • 2

    treat
    deal with
    ‘Bangiphatha kahle ngesikhathi ngibavakashele’ They treated me well when I visited them
  • 3

    control
    manage
    be in command of
    be in charge of
    ‘Nangu umuntu ophatha lesi sikwata’ Here is the person who is in charge of this labour gang
  • 4

    contain
    include
    ‘Kodwa kakukho ncwadi yesiZulu ephethe inkambo kaShaka’ There is no isiZulu book that contains the customs of Shaka
  • 5

    affect
    ‘Ushukela uphatha abadala nabancane’ Sugar affects both young and old