Translation of passive in Northern Sotho

passive

tirwa

adjective

Linguistics

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    tirwa
    ‘In the sentence "My work was praised" the verb is in the passive form’ Mo lefokong le "Mošomo wa ka o retilwe", lediri le ka tirwa
    ‘The passive form of "A snake bit her." is "She was bitten by a snake."’ Tirwa ya "Noga e mo lomile." ke "O lomilwe ke noga."
    • describing a sentence in which the person, animal or thing undergoing the action is the subject of the sentence or verb
    • go hlaloša lefoko leo mo go lona motho, phoofolo goba selo seo se angwago ke modiro e lego sediri sa lefoko goba lediri