fbpx Get to know the local lingo with some zulu phrases
Get to know the local lingo with some zulu phrases Get to know the local lingo with some zulu phrases

Zulu Phrases


Enjoy learning a little of the local lingo! If you have any difficulty with pronunciation, please don’t hesitate to ask us the next time that you visit the hotel!

Note: sg = singular (said to one person), pl – plural (said to more than one person)

 

Hello

  • Sawubona (sg)
  • Sanibonani (pl)

 

How are you?

  • Unjani? (sg)
  • Ninjani? (pl)

 

Reply to ‘How are you?’ 

  • Ngikhona, ngiyabonga. Wena Unjani? (sg) – Meaning: I’m well, thank you, how are you?
  • Sikhona, siyabonga. Nina ninjani? (pl) – Meaning: We are well, thank you, how are you?

 

What is your name?

  • Ngubani igama lakho?

 

My name is …

  • Igama lami ngu …

 

Pleased to meet you

  • Ngiyajabula ukuwazi

 

Good night

  • Lala kahle (sg)
  • Lalani kahle (pl)

 

Goodbye

  • Sala kahle (sg – to person staying)
  • Salani kahle (pl – to people staying)
  • Hamba kahle (sg – to person going)
  • Hambani kahle (pl – to people going)

 

Yes

  • Yebo

 

No

  • Cha

 

I don’t know

  • Angazi

 

Have a nice day

  • Ube nosuku oluhle (sg)
  • Nibe nosulu ulohle (pl)

 

 

 

 


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