Translation of -ze in English:

-ze

do until

auxiliary verb

  • 1

    do until
    do eventually
    ‘Ahambe-ke uMaNkosi aze ayofika ekhaya’ And then MaNkosi walked until she arrived home
    ‘Phuza masinya kungaze kungene omunye’ Drink quickly before someone comes in
  • 2

    (in negative constructions) never do
    ‘USiswana akaze azithoba’ Siswana has never been humble