zaa

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See also: za'a and zää

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

zaa (plural zaas)

  1. The letter ظ in the Arabic script.
    • 2006, Coleman South, ‎Leslie Jermyn, Syria (page 95)
      Z (zaa): a loose-tongued z; same as above.
    • 2013, Jane Wightwick, ‎Mahmoud Gaafar, Colloquial Arabic of Egypt
      the letter Zaa, formally an emphatic 'z', but often pronounced as an emphatic 'd' in Egyptian Arabic

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Swahili[edit]

Verb[edit]

-zaa (infinitive kuzaa)

  1. give birth, bear
  2. beget

Derived terms[edit]

Conjugation[edit]

Conjugation of -zaa
Non-finite forms
Form Positive Negative
Infinitive kuzaa kutozaa
Simple finite forms
Positive form Singular Plural
Imperative zaa zaeni
Habitual huzaa
Complex finite forms
Polarity Persons Persons / Classes Classes
1st 2nd 3rd / M-wa M-mi Ma Ki-vi N U Ku Pa Mu
Sg. Pl. Sg. Pl. Sg. / 1 Pl. / 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 / 14 15 / 17 16 18
Past
Positive nilizaa
nalizaa
tulizaa
twalizaa
ulizaa
walizaa
mlizaa
mwalizaa
alizaa walizaa ulizaa ilizaa lilizaa yalizaa kilizaa vilizaa ilizaa zilizaa ulizaa kulizaa palizaa mulizaa
Relative niliozaa
naliozaa
tuliozaa
twaliozaa
uliozaa
waliozaa
mliozaa
mwaliozaa
aliozaa waliozaa uliozaa iliozaa liliozaa yaliozaa kiliozaa viliozaa iliozaa ziliozaa uliozaa kuliozaa paliozaa muliozaa
Negative sikuzaa hatukuzaa hukuzaa hamkuzaa hakuzaa hawakuzaa haukuzaa haikuzaa halikuzaa hayakuzaa hakikuzaa havikuzaa haikuzaa hazikuzaa haukuzaa hakukuzaa hapakuzaa hamukuzaa
Present
Positive ninazaa
nazaa
tunazaa unazaa mnazaa anazaa wanazaa unazaa inazaa linazaa yanazaa kinazaa vinazaa inazaa zinazaa unazaa kunazaa panazaa munazaa
Relative ninaozaa
naozaa
tunaozaa unaozaa mnaozaa anaozaa wanaozaa unaozaa inaozaa linaozaa yanaozaa kinaozaa vinaozaa inaozaa zinaozaa unaozaa kunaozaa panaozaa munaozaa
Negative sizai hatuzai huzai hamzai hazai hawazai hauzai haizai halizai hayazai hakizai havizai haizai hazizai hauzai hakuzai hapazai hamuzai
Future
Positive nitazaa tutazaa utazaa mtazaa atazaa watazaa utazaa itazaa litazaa yatazaa kitazaa vitazaa itazaa zitazaa utazaa kutazaa patazaa mutazaa
Relative nitakaozaa tutakaozaa utakaozaa mtakaozaa atakaozaa watakaozaa utakaozaa itakaozaa litakaozaa yatakaozaa kitakaozaa vitakaozaa itakaozaa zitakaozaa utakaozaa kutakaozaa patakaozaa mutakaozaa
Negative sitazaa hatutazaa hutazaa hamtazaa hatazaa hawatazaa hautazaa haitazaa halitazaa hayatazaa hakitazaa havitazaa haitazaa hazitazaa hautazaa hakutazaa hapatazaa hamutazaa
Subjunctive
Positive nizae tuzae uzae mzae azae wazae uzae izae lizae yazae kizae vizae izae zizae uzae kuzae pazae muzae
Negative nisizae tusizae usizae msizae asizae wasizae usizae isizae lisizae yasizae kisizae visizae isizae zisizae usizae kusizae pasizae musizae
Present Conditional
Positive ningezaa tungezaa ungezaa mngezaa angezaa wangezaa ungezaa ingezaa lingezaa yangezaa kingezaa vingezaa ingezaa zingezaa ungezaa kungezaa pangezaa mungezaa
Negative nisingezaa
singezaa
tusingezaa
hatungezaa
usingezaa
hungezaa
msingezaa
hamngezaa
asingezaa
hangezaa
wasingezaa
hawangezaa
usingezaa
haungezaa
isingezaa
haingezaa
lisingezaa
halingezaa
yasingezaa
hayangezaa
kisingezaa
hakingezaa
visingezaa
havingezaa
isingezaa
haingezaa
zisingezaa
hazingezaa
usingezaa
haungezaa
kusingezaa
hakungezaa
pasingezaa
hapangezaa
musingezaa
hamungezaa
Past Conditional
Positive ningalizaa tungalizaa ungalizaa mngalizaa angalizaa wangalizaa ungalizaa ingalizaa lingalizaa yangalizaa kingalizaa vingalizaa ingalizaa zingalizaa ungalizaa kungalizaa pangalizaa mungalizaa
Negative nisingalizaa
singalizaa
tusingalizaa
hatungalizaa
usingalizaa
hungalizaa
msingalizaa
hamngalizaa
asingalizaa
hangalizaa
wasingalizaa
hawangalizaa
usingalizaa
haungalizaa
isingalizaa
haingalizaa
lisingalizaa
halingalizaa
yasingalizaa
hayangalizaa
kisingalizaa
hakingalizaa
visingalizaa
havingalizaa
isingalizaa
haingalizaa
zisingalizaa
hazingalizaa
usingalizaa
haungalizaa
kusingalizaa
hakungalizaa
pasingalizaa
hapangalizaa
musingalizaa
hamungalizaa
Conditional Contrary to Fact
Positive ningelizaa tungelizaa ungelizaa mngelizaa angelizaa wangelizaa ungelizaa ingelizaa lingelizaa yangelizaa kingelizaa vingelizaa ingelizaa zingelizaa ungelizaa kungelizaa pangelizaa mungelizaa
General Relative
Positive nizaao tuzaao uzaao mzaao azaao wazaao uzaao izaao lizaao yazaao kizaao vizaao izaao zizaao uzaao kuzaao pazaao muzaao
Negative nisiozaa tusiozaa usiozaa msiozaa asiozaa wasiozaa usiozaa isiozaa lisiozaa yasiozaa kisiozaa visiozaa isiozaa zisiozaa usiozaa kusiozaa pasiozaa musiozaa
Gnomic
Positive nazaa twazaa wazaa mwazaa azaa wazaa wazaa yazaa lazaa yazaa chazaa vyazaa yazaa zazaa wazaa kwazaa pazaa mwazaa
Perfect
Positive nimezaa tumezaa umezaa mmezaa amezaa wamezaa umezaa imezaa limezaa yamezaa kimezaa vimezaa imezaa zimezaa umezaa kumezaa pamezaa mumezaa
"Already"
Positive nimeshazaa tumeshazaa umeshazaa mmeshazaa ameshazaa wameshazaa umeshazaa imeshazaa limeshazaa yameshazaa kimeshazaa vimeshazaa imeshazaa zimeshazaa umeshazaa kumeshazaa pameshazaa mumeshazaa
"Not yet"
Negative sijazaa hatujazaa hujazaa hamjazaa hajazaa hawajazaa haujazaa haijazaa halijazaa hayajazaa hakijazaa havijazaa haijazaa hazijazaa haujazaa hakujazaa hapajazaa hamujazaa
"If/When"
Positive nikizaa tukizaa ukizaa mkizaa akizaa wakizaa ukizaa ikizaa likizaa yakizaa kikizaa vikizaa ikizaa zikizaa ukizaa kukizaa pakizaa mukizaa
"If not"
Negative nisipozaa tusipozaa usipozaa msipozaa asipozaa wasipozaa usipozaa isipozaa lisipozaa yasipozaa kisipozaa visipozaa isipozaa zisipozaa usipozaa kusipozaa pasipozaa musipozaa
Consecutive
Positive nikazaa tukazaa ukazaa mkazaa akazaa wakazaa ukazaa ikazaa likazaa yakazaa kikazaa vikazaa ikazaa zikazaa ukazaa kukazaa pakazaa mukazaa
Not all possible forms are listed in the table. Transitive verbs can take object concords, relative concords can agree with all noun classes, and many other forms not commonly seen in modern Standard Swahili are absent from the table. See Appendix:Swahili verbs for more information.