1said‘Uthe isoka lakhe lingaphinde limshayele ucingo’ — She said her boyfriend must never phone her again‘Ngithe kangisiye uHluphekile nginguCeliwe’ — I said I am not Hluphekile, I am Celiwe
1whenwhileasthen…‘Kuthe lapho ebizwa u-James waphendula wathi "Mwelase"’ — When he was called by James, he answered and said "Mwelase"‘Bathe besaxoxa abantu, kwaqhuma ivolovolo’ — While the people were still talking, a revolver shot went off
1‘Naye uthule uthe du ulalele’ — She too kept dead quiet and listened‘Ubakhombisa inkomazi emhlophe ethe qwa esibayeni’ — He shows them a bright white cow in the cattle kraal
1do a little‘Sithe ukuxaxa’ — We shifted up a little‘Ama-Brazilians athe ukulishintsha kancane iqembu lawo kunalelo elalidlale ne-Arrows’ — The Brazilians changed their team a little from the one that played against Arrows
With the meaning "do a little", the immediate past tense verb stem "-the" is always followed by a verb in the infinitive mood ("-the uku-").