Zulu Lesson 10 (Determiners and People)

Duration: 30 mins

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I should congratulate you since you made it to our 10th lesson about determiners, articles, and quantifiers in Zulu. I hope you have already learned a lot so far. I will also provide in this page a vocabulary list about people, and finally some common phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Zulu Classes.


Determiners include definite and indefinite articles (like the, a or an), demonstratives (this and that), quantifiers (many, some etc.

The following are several sentences which include the determiners mentioned above. That way you will be able to see how the determiner is used in a full sentence. The table contains 3 columns (English, Zulu, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Determiners in Zulu

Determiners Zulu Audio
The yellow pen is easy to findIpeni eliphuzi kulula ukulithola
A yellow pen is easy to findIpeni eliphuzi kulula ukulithola
A French teacher is hereUlapha uThisha wesiFulentshi
The French teacher is hereUlapha uThisha wesiFulentshi
Some languages are hardEzinye izilimi zilukhuni
Many languages are easyIzilimi eziningi zilula
The student speaks KoreanUmfundi ukhuluma isiKhoriya
A student speaks KoreanUmfundi ukhuluma isiKhoriya
Some students speak KoreanAbanye abafundi bakhuluma isiKhoriya
Many students speak KoreanAbafundi abaningi bakhuluma isiKhoriya
This student speaks KoreanLomfundi ukhuluma isiKhoriya
That student speaks KoreanLowo mfundi ukhuluma isiKhoriya
These students speak KoreanLaba bafundi bakhuluma isiKhoriya
Those students speak KoreanLabo bafundi bakhuluma isiKhoriya


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Vocabulary List about People

Below is a list of 24 words related to people such as family members, siblings ... etc. At the end of the list, there will be examples where those terms are used in a sentence.

People in Zulu

People Zulu Audio
Auntumam'omncane / umalumekazi
Child (female)intombazane
Child (male)umfana
Cousin (female)umzala
Cousin (male)umzala
Uncleubab'omncane / umalume


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Daily Conversation in Zulu

Finally, a couple sentences that you might need to use or see very often. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Zulu Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Zulu

English Zulu Audio
How old is your sister?udadewenu uneminyaka emingaki?
I love my husbandngiyamthanda umyeni wami
This is my wifenangu unkosikazi wami
What's your brother called?umfowenu ubizwa kanjani?
Where does your father work?uyihlo usebenzaphi?
Your daughter is very cuteindodakazi yakho yinhle kakhulu
What time is it?Sikhathi sini?
It's 10 o'clockNgu-10:00 o'clock
Give me this!Nginike lokhu!
I love youNgiyakuthanda
Are you free tomorrow evening?Kukhona okwenzayo kusasa kusihlwa?
I would like to invite you for dinnerNgingathanda ukukumemela isidlo sakusihlwa

Fun Facts

Language Quote ❝If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.❞ ‒Nelson Mandela

Congratulations! You finished your 10th lesson in Zulu about determiners, people and jobs. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Zulu Lesson 11. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Zulu homepage.

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