Translation of nanko in English:


there (it) is

locative demonstrative copulative

  • 1

    there (it) is
    ‘Nanko umgwaqo ebengifanele ukuba ngihambe ngawo’ There is the road I should have taken
  • 2

    there (they) are
    there (it) is
    ‘Nanko amaphoyisa amabili ehla emotweni’ There are the two policemen getting out of the car


This word can also be used as a demonstrative, with the meaning "that/those", e.g. "nanko umlayezo" = "that message", "nanko amagama" = "those words".