Inguqulelo ka the in isiXhosa


Ubizo-magama /thuh or thee/


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    The child is here Umntwana ukhona
    I took the keys Ndizithathile izitshixo


In English, you use 'the' when you talk about a particular thing. If you say 'I saw the horse', you and the person you are talking to know exactly which horse you mean. But if you say 'I saw a horse', you mean any horse. There is no direct translation for 'the' in isiXhosa. Noun pre-prefixes take the place of these words.