Translation of -se in English:

-se

(and) then

auxiliary verb

  • 1

    (and) then
    ‘Kwase kufika umngane wakhe uThembekile’ And then his friend Thembekile arrived
  • 2

    actually
    in fact
    ‘Indaba yokuwa kuka-Cornelius yase isematheni kuwonke uwonke’ Cornelius's fall was actually on everybody's lips
  • 3

    just do
    simply do
    merely do
    ‘Kuthiwa yavuka iNkosi yahlala, yase ithatha ithi: "Hawu!"’ It was said that the king woke up, sat up, and merely said: "My word!"