balela

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

balela f (plural balelas)

  1. (slang) lie
  2. (slang) nonsense talk

Synonyms[edit]


Zulu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Particularly: “From Proto-Bantu *-báda ultimately, but what is -ela?”

Verb[edit]

-balela?

  1. to shine
  2. to be sunny, to be clear (of the sky), to be dry (not raining)

Inflection[edit]

Tone L
Infinitive ukubalela
Positive Negative
Infinitive ukubalela ukungabaleli
Imperative
Simple + object concord
Singular balela -balele
Plural balelani -baleleni
Present
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngiyabalela, ngibalela engibalelayo, engibalela ngibalela angibaleli engingabaleli ngingabaleli
2nd singular uyabalela, ubalela obalelayo, obalela ubalela awubaleli ongabaleli ungabaleli
1st plural siyabalela, sibalela esibalelayo, esibalela sibalela asibaleli esingabaleli singabaleli
2nd plural niyabalela, nibalela enibalelayo, enibalela nibalela anibaleli eningabaleli ningabaleli
Class 1 uyabalela, ubalela obalelayo, obalela ebalela akabaleli ongabaleli engabaleli
Class 2 bayabalela, babalela ababalelayo, ababalela bebalela ababaleli abangabaleli bengabaleli
Class 3 uyabalela, ubalela obalelayo, obalela ubalela awubaleli ongabaleli ungabaleli
Class 4 iyabalela, ibalela ebalelayo, ebalela ibalela ayibaleli engabaleli ingabaleli
Class 5 liyabalela, libalela elibalelayo, elibalela libalela alibaleli elingabaleli lingabaleli
Class 6 ayabalela, abalela abalelayo, abalela ebalela awabaleli angabaleli engabaleli
Class 7 siyabalela, sibalela esibalelayo, esibalela sibalela asibaleli esingabaleli singabaleli
Class 8 ziyabalela, zibalela ezibalelayo, ezibalela zibalela azibaleli ezingabaleli zingabaleli
Class 9 iyabalela, ibalela ebalelayo, ebalela ibalela ayibaleli engabaleli ingabaleli
Class 10 ziyabalela, zibalela ezibalelayo, ezibalela zibalela azibaleli ezingabaleli zingabaleli
Class 11 luyabalela, lubalela olubalelayo, olubalela lubalela alubaleli olungabaleli lungabaleli
Class 14 buyabalela, bubalela obubalelayo, obubalela bubalela abubaleli obungabaleli bungabaleli
Class 15 kuyabalela, kubalela okubalelayo, okubalela kubalela akubaleli okungabaleli kungabaleli
Class 17 kuyabalela, kubalela okubalelayo, okubalela kubalela akubaleli okungabaleli kungabaleli
Recent past
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngibalelile, ngibalelē engibalelile, engibalelē ngibalelile, ngibalelē angibalelanga engingabalelanga ngingabalelanga
2nd singular ubalelile, ubalelē obalelile, obalelē ubalelile, ubalelē awubalelanga ongabalelanga ungabalelanga
1st plural sibalelile, sibalelē esibalelile, esibalelē sibalelile, sibalelē asibalelanga esingabalelanga singabalelanga
2nd plural nibalelile, nibalelē enibalelile, enibalelē nibalelile, nibalelē anibalelanga eningabalelanga ningabalelanga
Class 1 ubalelile, ubalelē obalelile, obalelē ebalelile, ebalelē akabalelanga ongabalelanga engabalelanga
Class 2 babalelile, babalelē ababalelile, ababalelē bebalelile, bebalelē ababalelanga abangabalelanga bengabalelanga
Class 3 ubalelile, ubalelē obalelile, obalelē ubalelile, ubalelē awubalelanga ongabalelanga ungabalelanga
Class 4 ibalelile, ibalelē ebalelile, ebalelē ibalelile, ibalelē ayibalelanga engabalelanga ingabalelanga
Class 5 libalelile, libalelē elibalelile, elibalelē libalelile, libalelē alibalelanga elingabalelanga lingabalelanga
Class 6 abalelile, abalelē abalelile, abalelē ebalelile, ebalelē awabalelanga angabalelanga engabalelanga
Class 7 sibalelile, sibalelē esibalelile, esibalelē sibalelile, sibalelē asibalelanga esingabalelanga singabalelanga
Class 8 zibalelile, zibalelē ezibalelile, ezibalelē zibalelile, zibalelē azibalelanga ezingabalelanga zingabalelanga
Class 9 ibalelile, ibalelē ebalelile, ebalelē ibalelile, ibalelē ayibalelanga engabalelanga ingabalelanga
Class 10 zibalelile, zibalelē ezibalelile, ezibalelē zibalelile, zibalelē azibalelanga ezingabalelanga zingabalelanga
Class 11 lubalelile, lubalelē olubalelile, olubalelē lubalelile, lubalelē alubalelanga olungabalelanga lungabalelanga
Class 14 bubalelile, bubalelē obubalelile, obubalelē bubalelile, bubalelē abubalelanga obungabalelanga bungabalelanga
Class 15 kubalelile, kubalelē okubalelile, okubalelē kubalelile, kubalelē akubalelanga okungabalelanga kungabalelanga
Class 17 kubalelile, kubalelē okubalelile, okubalelē kubalelile, kubalelē akubalelanga okungabalelanga kungabalelanga
Remote past
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngābalela engābalela ngābalela angibalelanga engingabalelanga ngingabalelanga
2nd singular wābalela owābalela wābalela awubalelanga ongabalelanga ungabalelanga
1st plural sābalela esābalela sābalela asibalelanga esingabalelanga singabalelanga
2nd plural nābalela enābalela nābalela anibalelanga eningabalelanga ningabalelanga
Class 1 wābalela owābalela ābalela akabalelanga ongabalelanga engabalelanga
Class 2 bābalela abābalela bābalela ababalelanga abangabalelanga bengabalelanga
Class 3 wābalela owābalela wābalela awubalelanga ongabalelanga ungabalelanga
Class 4 yābalela eyābalela yābalela ayibalelanga engabalelanga ingabalelanga
Class 5 lābalela elābalela lābalela alibalelanga elingabalelanga lingabalelanga
Class 6 ābalela ābalela ābalela awabalelanga angabalelanga engabalelanga
Class 7 sābalela esābalela sābalela asibalelanga esingabalelanga singabalelanga
Class 8 zābalela ezābalela zābalela azibalelanga ezingabalelanga zingabalelanga
Class 9 yābalela eyābalela yābalela ayibalelanga engabalelanga ingabalelanga
Class 10 zābalela ezābalela zābalela azibalelanga ezingabalelanga zingabalelanga
Class 11 lwābalela olwābalela lwābalela alubalelanga olungabalelanga lungabalelanga
Class 14 bābalela obābalela bābalela abubalelanga obungabalelanga bungabalelanga
Class 15 kwābalela okwābalela kwābalela akubalelanga okungabalelanga kungabalelanga
Class 17 kwābalela okwābalela kwābalela akubalelanga okungabalelanga kungabalelanga
Potential
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngingabalela ngingabalela ngingebalele ngingebalele
2nd singular ungabalela ungabalela ungebalele ungebalele
1st plural singabalela singabalela singebalele singebalele
2nd plural ningabalela ningabalela ningebalele ningebalele
Class 1 angabalela engabalela angebalele engebalele
Class 2 bangabalela bengabalela bangebalele bengebalele
Class 3 ungabalela ungabalela ungebalele ungebalele
Class 4 ingabalela ingabalela ingebalele ingebalele
Class 5 lingabalela lingabalela lingebalele lingebalele
Class 6 angabalela engabalela angebalele engebalele
Class 7 singabalela singabalela singebalele singebalele
Class 8 zingabalela zingabalela zingebalele zingebalele
Class 9 ingabalela ingabalela ingebalele ingebalele
Class 10 zingabalela zingabalela zingebalele zingebalele
Class 11 lungabalela lungabalela lungebalele lungebalele
Class 14 bungabalela bungabalela bungebalele bungebalele
Class 15 kungabalela kungabalela kungebalele kungebalele
Class 17 kungabalela kungabalela kungebalele kungebalele
Immediate future
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngizobalela engizobalela ngizobalela angizubalela engingezubalela ngingezubalela
2nd singular uzobalela ozobalela uzobalela awuzubalela ongezubalela ungezubalela
1st plural sizobalela esizobalela sizobalela asizubalela esingezubalela singezubalela
2nd plural nizobalela enizobalela nizobalela anizubalela eningezubalela ningezubalela
Class 1 uzobalela ozobalela ezobalela akazubalela ongezubalela engezubalela
Class 2 bazobalela abazobalela bezobalela abazubalela abangezubalela bengezubalela
Class 3 uzobalela ozobalela uzobalela awuzubalela ongezubalela ungezubalela
Class 4 izobalela ezobalela izobalela ayizubalela engezubalela ingezubalela
Class 5 lizobalela elizobalela lizobalela alizubalela elingezubalela lingezubalela
Class 6 azobalela azobalela ezobalela awazubalela angezubalela engezubalela
Class 7 sizobalela esizobalela sizobalela asizubalela esingezubalela singezubalela
Class 8 zizobalela ezizobalela zizobalela azizubalela ezingezubalela zingezubalela
Class 9 izobalela ezobalela izobalela ayizubalela engezubalela ingezubalela
Class 10 zizobalela ezizobalela zizobalela azizubalela ezingezubalela zingezubalela
Class 11 luzobalela oluzobalela luzobalela aluzubalela olungezubalela lungezubalela
Class 14 buzobalela obuzobalela buzobalela abuzubalela obungezubalela bungezubalela
Class 15 kuzobalela okuzobalela kuzobalela akuzubalela okungezubalela kungezubalela
Class 17 kuzobalela okuzobalela kuzobalela akuzubalela okungezubalela kungezubalela
Remote future
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngiyobalela engiyobalela ngiyobalela angiyubalela engingeyubalela ngingeyubalela
2nd singular uyobalela oyobalela uyobalela awuyubalela ongeyubalela ungeyubalela
1st plural siyobalela esiyobalela siyobalela asiyubalela esingeyubalela singeyubalela
2nd plural niyobalela eniyobalela niyobalela aniyubalela eningeyubalela ningeyubalela
Class 1 uyobalela oyobalela eyobalela akayubalela ongeyubalela engeyubalela
Class 2 bayobalela abayobalela beyobalela abayubalela abangeyubalela bengeyubalela
Class 3 uyobalela oyobalela uyobalela awuyubalela ongeyubalela ungeyubalela
Class 4 iyobalela eyobalela iyobalela ayiyubalela engeyubalela ingeyubalela
Class 5 liyobalela eliyobalela liyobalela aliyubalela elingeyubalela lingeyubalela
Class 6 ayobalela ayobalela eyobalela awayubalela angeyubalela engeyubalela
Class 7 siyobalela esiyobalela siyobalela asiyubalela esingeyubalela singeyubalela
Class 8 ziyobalela eziyobalela ziyobalela aziyubalela ezingeyubalela zingeyubalela
Class 9 iyobalela eyobalela iyobalela ayiyubalela engeyubalela ingeyubalela
Class 10 ziyobalela eziyobalela ziyobalela aziyubalela ezingeyubalela zingeyubalela
Class 11 luyobalela oluyobalela luyobalela aluyubalela olungeyubalela lungeyubalela
Class 14 buyobalela obuyobalela buyobalela abuyubalela obungeyubalela bungeyubalela
Class 15 kuyobalela okuyobalela kuyobalela akuyubalela okungeyubalela kungeyubalela
Class 17 kuyobalela okuyobalela kuyobalela akuyubalela okungeyubalela kungeyubalela
Present subjunctive
Positive Negative
1st singular ngibalele ngingabaleli
2nd singular ubalele ungabaleli
1st plural sibalele singabaleli
2nd plural nibalele ningabaleli
Class 1 abalele angabaleli
Class 2 babalele bangabaleli
Class 3 ubalele ungabaleli
Class 4 ibalele ingabaleli
Class 5 libalele lingabaleli
Class 6 abalele angabaleli
Class 7 sibalele singabaleli
Class 8 zibalele zingabaleli
Class 9 ibalele ingabaleli
Class 10 zibalele zingabaleli
Class 11 lubalele lungabaleli
Class 14 bubalele bungabaleli
Class 15 kubalele kungabaleli
Class 17 kubalele kungabaleli
Past subjunctive
Positive Negative
1st singular ngabalela ngangabalela, angabalela, angangabalela
2nd singular wabalela wangabalela, awabalela, awangabalela
1st plural sabalela sangabalela, asabalela, asangabalela
2nd plural nabalela nangabalela, anabalela, anangabalela
Class 1 wabalela wangabalela, akabalela, akangabalela
Class 2 babalela bangabalela, ababalela, abangabalela
Class 3 wabalela wangabalela, awabalela, awangabalela
Class 4 yabalela yangabalela, ayabalela, ayangabalela
Class 5 labalela langabalela, alabalela, alangabalela
Class 6 abalela angabalela, awabalela, awangabalela
Class 7 sabalela sangabalela, asabalela, asangabalela
Class 8 zabalela zangabalela, azabalela, azangabalela
Class 9 yabalela yangabalela, ayabalela, ayangabalela
Class 10 zabalela zangabalela, azabalela, azangabalela
Class 11 lwabalela lwangabalela, alwabalela, alwangabalela
Class 14 babalela bangabalela, ababalela, abangabalela
Class 15 kwabalela kwangabalela, akwabalela, akwangabalela
Class 17 kwabalela kwangabalela, akwabalela, akwangabalela

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