Translation of -shaya in English:

-shaya

strike

verb

  • 1

    strike
    hit
    beat
    ‘Uqale washaya omunye wethu ngenqindi’ He first hit one of us with his fist
  • 2

    punish
    ‘Uthisha washaya abafana bodwa’ The teacher punished the boys only
  • 3

    (an instrument) play
    ‘UPelepele akehlukile kwabanye omaskandi ngendlela aqala ngayo ukushaya isigingci’ Pelepele differs from the other musicians in the way he started playing the guitar