Translation of umhlophe in English:

umhlophe

(she/he) is white

copular verb

  • 1

    (she/he) is white
    ‘Mfowethu, uma ungibukisisa ungasho ukuthi ngimnyama, yena umlungu umhlophe ngempela?’ My brother, if you look carefully at me, would you really say that I am black and that the white man is white?
  • 2

    (it) is white
    ‘Umyeko wezinwele umhlophe wu ngubuhlalu’ The hair of the diviner is sparkling white with beads
  • 3

    you are white
    ‘Umuhle kunezihlabathi zolwandle || Umhlophe kunobisi lwezimazi zakwethu [imigqa emi-2 yenkondlo]’ You are prettier than the sands of the sea || You are whiter than the milk of our cows [two lines of poetry]