Translation of mina in English:

mina

I (myself)

absolute pronoun

  • 1

    (as subject) I (myself)
    ‘Mina ngithanda ukucula’ I love to sing
    ‘Angithi yimi inkosikazi yalapha ekhaya!’ Let me say I am the woman here in the house!
  • 2

    (as object) me
    ‘Umame wazala mina nomfowethu lowaya uZazini’ My mother gave birth to me and my brother Zazini
    ‘"Ufuna ukuseshwa yimi?" kusho lo muntu ngezwi elibi’ "Do you want to be searched by me?" says this person in a nasty voice

Usage

When "mina" is preceded by formatives such as "yi-", "si-", "na-" or "ki-", the final emphasizing syllable "-na" is usually deleted. See the second examples at senses 1 and 2.