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:"How are you?" (plural 'you')
 
:"How are you?" (plural 'you')
  
'''Ngubani igama lakho?'''
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'''Ungubani igama lakho?'''
 
:"What's your name?"
 
:"What's your name?"
  
'''Igama lami ngu_____'''
+
'''Igama lami ngingu_____'''
 
:"My name is _____"
 
:"My name is _____"
  
'''Uyangisiza?'''
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'''Ungangisiza?'''
 
:"Can you help me?"
 
:"Can you help me?"
  
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:"How much (does it cost)?"
 
:"How much (does it cost)?"
  
'''Isikhathi sithini?'''
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'''Isikhathisini?'''
 
:"What's the time?"
 
:"What's the time?"
  
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:"Where are you from?"
 
:"Where are you from?"
  
'''Ukhuluma isiNgisi na?'''
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'''Uyasikhuluma isiNgisi?'''
 
:"Do you speak English?"
 
:"Do you speak English?"
  

Revision as of 01:55, 23 March 2007

Zulu is the language of the Zulu people, the majority of them living in South Africa.

Contents

Pronunciation guide

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

Basics

Sawubona

"Hello" to one person

Sanibonani

"Hello" to a group of people

Unjani?

"How are you?" (singular 'you')

Ninjani?

"How are you?" (plural 'you')

Ungubani igama lakho?

"What's your name?"

Igama lami ngingu_____

"My name is _____"

Ungangisiza?

"Can you help me?"

Yimalini?

"How much (does it cost)?"

Isikhathisini?

"What's the time?"

Uphumaphi?

"Where are you from?"

Uyasikhuluma isiNgisi?

"Do you speak English?"

Ngiyabonga

"Thank you"

Sala kahle / Hamba kahle

"Stay well / Go well" (used as 'goodbye')

Problems

Numbers

Time

Clock time

Duration

Days

Months

Writing time and date

Colors

Blue - iblue

Transportation

Bus and train

Directions

Taxi

Lodging

Money

Eating

Bars

Shopping

Driving

Authority

Learning more

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