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    Hello

    Can someone please help me.
    I was informed that 'Empower' in Zulu is 'Ukuletha'.
    Is this true, if not, what is the Zulu translation for 'Empower'

    Thanks
    Peru

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    empower v/t.
    -nika amandla
    Thats according to http://isizulu.net/

    ukuletha [uɠuˈlɛ:tʰa] ← uku + letha
    Infinitive of -letha (v.)
    to bring

    ukuletha [uɠuˈlɛ:tʰa] ← u + ku + letha
    Present tense of -letha (v.)
    SC: 2nd sg., 3rd sg., cl. 1, cl. 1a, cl. 3
    OC: 2nd sg., cl. 15, cl. 17
    you bring it
    he brings you; he brings it
    she brings you; she brings it
    it brings you; it brings it

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    use google translate

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlevine View Post
    use google translate
    Doesn't have Zulu

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    Thought it meant "bring" or "fetch".
    entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem

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    Hmm.."ukuletha" is sort of a direct translation that can be used as "empower" in only a few contexual instances.

    It would be easier for me to help if I knew in what context u wanted to use it but I think "ukuphakanyiswa" would probably be more accurate.

    E.g. "Empowerment of women at work" would be "Ukuphakanyiswa kwabesifazane em'sebenzini"

    If you want, you can drop the english phrase or sentence and I'll give you more of an accurate Zulu translation...

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    Thanks alot for the help.
    I want to register a company with the name Empower Personnel, obviously with Empower being in Zulu.
    I was informed that Ukuletha meant Empower, therefore it was perfect for my company name because it was a short word and it went good together, Ukuletha Personnel. But now I'm not too sure anymore.
    Please help.

    Thanks

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    Hmm...in that context I would opt for "Thuthukani Personnel".

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