There are 2 main translations of nawo in isiZulu

: nawo1nawo2

nawo1

with (it)

associative adverb

  • 1

    with (it)
    to (it)
    ‘Waqhubeka nawo umsebenzi wakhe uMaCele’ MaCele continued with her work
    ‘Wabaleka nawo ukhiye wemoto’ He ran away with the car key
  • 2

    also (it)
    (it) too
    even (it)
    ‘Konke kufanele ukuba kuguquke njengoba nawo uMhlaba lona kufanele uguquke’ Everything needs to change since this Earth also needs to change
  • 3

    with (them/it)
    to (them/it)
    ‘UMankunzini imbala wahamba kanye nawo amaviyo lawo’ Mankunzini really went away with those groups of people
  • 4

    also (they/it)
    (they/it) too
    even (they/it)
    ‘Avuma nawo amaSwazi, lokhu kade ayefuna ukubulala uDingane’ Even the Swazis agreed as they had wanted to kill Dingane for a long time

Origin

< wona

Usage

The adverb "nawo" is also used with nouns in class 1a that have a non-human significance. See the second example at sense 1.

There are 2 main translations of nawo in isiZulu

: nawo1nawo2

nawo2

and (them/it)

conjunction

  • 1

    and (them/it)
    ‘Wake waba ngumqeqeshi wama-Proteas nawo ama-Dolphins’ He was once the coach of the Proteas and the Dolphins

Origin

< wona