There are 3 main translations of khona in isiZulu

: khona1khona2khona3

khona1

there

locative adverb

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    there
    ‘Kufanele ayolanda abangane bakhe khona’ She must go there and fetch her friends
    ‘Uvumile ukuthi ikhona enye inkontileka esiqalile ukusebenza ezokwakha izindlu zomxhaso ezingu-45 ezakhiweni’ He agreed that there is another contract that has started operating, to build 45 RDP houses in the units

There are 3 main translations of khona in isiZulu

: khona1khona2khona3

khona2

it (in particular)

absolute pronoun

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    it (in particular)
    ‘Yini khona ukungqabashiya?’ What does it mean to frolic?
    ‘Yikho lokhu okwenza ukuba ngicabange kanje’ It is this that makes me think so

Usage

The meaning of this pronoun is not always directly visible in an English translation. When "khona" is preceded by formatives such as "yi-", "si-", "na-" or "ku-", the final emphasizing syllable "-na" is usually deleted. See the second example.

There are 3 main translations of khona in isiZulu

: khona1khona2khona3

khona3

so that

conjunction

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    so that
    in order that
    ‘Kwafika ucingo oluphuma kumseshi owathi angifike esiteshini ngakusasa khona bezothatha isitatimende esiphelele’ A phone call came from the detective, who said I had to go to the police station the next day, so that they could take a full statement