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====Days====
 
====Days====
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Monday- uMsombuluko
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Tuesday- uLwesibili
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Wednesday- uLwesithathu
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Thursday- uLwesine
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Friday- uLwesihlanu
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Saturday- uMgqibelo
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Sunday- iSonto
  
 
====Months====
 
====Months====

Revision as of 17:54, 27 March 2008

'Bold text'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

Police Amapoyisa

Where is the Police Station?

Ikuphi iPolice Station?

I will call the Police.

Ngizobiza amaPoyisa

Numbers

zero- Bold textiqanda (q is click, put your tongue on the bottom of your jaw) one- Bold textkunye two- Bold textkubili three- Bold textkuthathu four- Bold textkune five- Bold textisihlanu six- Bold textisithupha seven-Bold textisikhombisa eight- Bold textisishiyagalombili nine- Bold textisishiyagalolunye ten- Bold textishumi eleven- Bold textishumi nanye twelve-Bold text ishumi nambili thirteen-Bold textishumi nantathu fourteen- Bold textishumi nane fifteen- Bold textishumi nesihlanu sixteen-Bold text ishumi nesithupha seventeen- Bold textishumi nesikhombisa eighteen- Bold textishumi nesishiyagalombili nineteen- Bold textishumi nesishiyagalolunye twenty- Bold textamashumi amabili twenty-one Bold textamashumi amabili nanye twenty-twoBold text amashumi amabili nambili twenty-three Bold textamashumi amabili nantathu twenty-four Bold textamashumi amabili nane twenty-five- Bold textamashumi amabili nesihlanu twenty-six Bold textamashumi amabili nesithupha twenty-seven- Bold textamashumi amabili nesikhombisa twenty-eight Bold textamashumi amabili nesishiyagalombili twenty-nine- Bold textamashumi amabili nesishiyagalolunye thirty-Bold text amashumi amathathu forty- Bold textamashumi amane fifty- Bold textamashumi amahlanu sixty- Bold textamashumi ayisithupha seventy- Bold textamashumi ayisikhombisa eighty- Bold textamashumi ayisishiyagalombili ninety- Bold textamashumi ayisishiyagalolunye hundred- Bold textikhulu hundred and one- Bold textikhulu nanye hundred and twoBold text ikhulu nambili two hundred- Bold textamakhulu amabili three hundred- Bold textamakhulu amathathu four hundred- amakhulu amane five hundred- Bold textamakhulu amahlanu six hundred- Bold textamakhulu ayisithupha seven hundred- Bold textamakhulu ayisikhombisa eight hundred- Bold textamakhulu ayisishiyagalombili nine hundred- Bold textamakhulu ayisishiyagalolunye thousand- Bold textinkulungwane two thousand- Bold textizinkulungwane ezimbili three thousand-Bold text izinkulungwane ezintathu four thousand-Bold text izinkulungwane ezine five thousand-'Bold text'Bold text izinkulungwane ezinhlanu six thousand-Bold text izinkulungwane eziyisithupha seven thousand-Bold text izinkulungwane eziyisikhombisa eight thousand- Bold textizinkulungwane eziyisishiyagalombili nine thousand-Bold text izinkulungwane eziyisishiyagalolunye ten thousand-Bold text izinkulungwane eziyishumi eleven thousand-Bold text izinkulungwane eziyishumi ezinanye twelve thousand-Bold text izinkulungwane eziyishumi ezimbili thirteen thousand- Bold textizinkulungwane eziyishumi ezintathu fourteen thousand-Bold text izinkulungwane eziyishumi ezine fiBold textfteen thousand- izinkulungwane eziyishumi ezinhlanu sixteen thousand-Bold text izinkulungwane eziyishumi eziyisithupha seventeen thousand- Bold textizinkulungwane eziyishumi eziyisikhombisa eighteen thousand- Bold textizinkulungwane eziyishumi eziyisishiyagalombili nineteen thousand-Bold text izinkulungwane eziyishumi eziyisishiyagalolunye twenty thousand- Bold textizinkulungwane eziamashumi eziamabili thirty thousand- Bold textizinkulungwane eziamashumi eziamathathu forty thousand- Bold textizinkulungwane eziamashumi eziamane fifty thousand-Bold text izinkulungwane eziamashumi eziamahlanu sixty thousand- Bold textizinkulungwane eziamashumi eziamathupha seventy thousand- Bold textizinkulungwane eziamashumi eziamakhombisa eighty thousand- Bold textizinkulungwane eziamashumi eziamaisishiyagalombili ninety thousand- Bold textizinkulungwane eziamashumi eziamaisishiyagalolunye hundred thousand- Bold textizinkulungwane eziyikhulu two hundred thousand- Bold textizinkulungwane eziamakhulu eziamabili three hundred thousand-Bold text izinkulungwane eziamakhulu eziamathathu four hundred thousand- Bold textizinkulungwane eziamakhulu eziamane five hundred thousand- Bold textizinkulungwane eziamakhulu eziamahlanu six hundred thousand- Bold textizinkulungwane eziamakhulu eziamathupha seven hundred thousand- Bold textizinkulungwane eziamakhulu eziamakhombisa eight hundred thousand Bold textizinkulungwane eziamakhulu eziamaisishiyagalombili nine hundred thousand-Bold text izinkulungwane eziamakhulu eziamaisishiyagalolunye million- isigidi


Time

Clock time

Duration

Days

Monday- uMsombuluko Tuesday- uLwesibili Wednesday- uLwesithathu Thursday- uLwesine Friday- uLwesihlanu Saturday- uMgqibelo Sunday- iSonto

Months

Writing time and date

Colors

Blue - luhlaza okwesibhakabhaka orange- i-orenji purple- iPhephuli green- luhlaza gray- mpunga brown-nsundu black- mnyama white- mhlophe

Transportation

car- imoto(amamoto, plural) bus- ibhasi(amabhasi) ship-umkhumbhi, (imikhumbhi) plane- indiza/ibhanoyi(izindiza, amabhanoyi) motorcycle- ithukathuka(amathukathuka) train- isitimela(izitimela)

Bus and train

   (ibhasi)  (isitimela) 

Directions

====Taxi====(itexsi)

===Lodging===(ihhotela)

===Money===iMali

Eating

Bars

Shopping

Driving

Authority

iphoyisa (amaphoyisa) police


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