Zulu 9 - Tie Up

Bopha
To tie something is ‘bopha’, make it secure.  The …pha in bopha is like saying pass.

ZULU
ENGLISH
Bopha kahle.
Tie properly.
Bopha ngentambo.
Tie with a rope.
Bopha kabili.
Tie it twice.
Bopha phezulu.
Tie at the top
Bopha phansi.
Tie at the bottom.
Bopha.  Ingabaleki.
Tie it, so that it doesn’t run away.
Iboshelwe esangweni.
It is tied at the gate.
Uboshiwe.
She is arrested.
Uboshelweni?
Why was she arrested?
Uboshelwe ukushaya umuntu.
Assault.


SAMPLE CONVERSATION

MOTHER:  Uphi uMary?

SON:  Uboshiwe.

MOTHER:  Uboshelweni?

SON: Uboshelwe ukushaya umuntu.

 
Nonqaba waka Msimang is the author of Sweetness the novel.



 

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