There are 2 main translations of kodwa in isiZulu

: kodwa1kodwa2

kodwa1

but

conjunction

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    but
    however
    yet
    nevertheless
    ‘Imali ziyayithanda kodwa kazazi ukuthi ziyithandelani’ Money they like, but they do not know why they like it
    ‘Kodwa wabuye wakhumbula udadewabo uBhazabele’ However, he remembered his sister Bhazabele again
    ‘Ngethembe kodwa’ Nevertheless, believe me

There are 2 main translations of kodwa in isiZulu

: kodwa1kodwa2

kodwa2

only

pronoun

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    only
    ‘Ubungasenzela ukudla kodwa mfowethu’ You could have made food only for us, my brother
    ‘Yilokhu kodwa engikufunayo’ It's only this that I want