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Monday, June 17, 2013

Speak Zulu: 20 easy Zulu Words to Impress Your Friends

Zulu is the language of the Zulu people with well over 9 million speakers most of whom are in South Africa. Zulu is one of South Africa's eleven official languages since 1994.


Below are 20 easy Zulu words with their English phonetic pronunciation:

20 easy Zulu words with their English phonetic pronunciation
Twenty easy Zulu Words to Impress Your Friends
Buya [bu-ja] -Come back
Cela [ne-la]- To wish
iGoli [e-goːli]- Soil
ihembe [e:him:mbe]- Bed
isibili [is:see:billːli]- Bead
Khala [ka-la]- To cry
Khuluma [ku-lu-ma] -To speak
Kulula [gu-lu-la] -It’s easy
Lapha [la-pa] -Here
Lapho [la-po] -There
Lutho [lu-to]- Nothing
Moja! [mo-ts-cha] -Cool
Nini [ni-ni] -When
Phuza [pu-sa] -To drink
Sawubona [Sa-u-bu-o-na] - Hello
Suka [su-ga] -To go away
Thanda [tan-da] - To love
Thi [ti] -To say
Uju [ooːjew]- Jump
Yami [ja-mi] -My

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