Translation of -phica in English:

-phica

riddle

verb

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    riddle
    ‘Ngikuphica ngesiphuku soMhlaba. [impendulo = utshani]’ Answer me this riddle: What is the skin blanket of the Earth? [answer = grass]

Usage

Riddles in isiZulu typically start with "ngikuphica(phica)" (literally: I riddle you) or "nginiphica(phica)" (literally: I riddle all of you).