1verb+-el-I bought socks for him — Ndamthengela iikawusiI'll wait for you — Ndiza kukulindela
2(on behalf of someone)verb+-el-I am speaking for all the members — Ndithethela onke amalungu
3Here is food for the horse — Naku ukutya kwehashe
4kuna-He is tall for his age — Mde kuneminyaka yakhe
5(after adjectives)ku-It is easy for him to run home — Kulula kuye ukubalekela kowaboIt is difficult for Bob — Kunzima kuBob
6(an amount paid)nga-I bought a hat for R40 — Ndithenge umnqwazi ngama-R40
7(time, distance or reason)She cried for the whole night — Walila ubusuku bonkeHe went to prison for theft — Wayela ubusela entolongweni
'For' is often expressed in isiXhosa by the applicative verbal extension '-el-'.