Nouns

Zulu Lesson 11 (Nouns and Jobs)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 11th lesson teaches an important part of speech aspect in Zulu which is the noun. Also included is a list of vocabulary about jobs 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.

Nouns

Nouns are the most used words in Zulu. They consist of about 35% of part of speech in term of usage. They can help describe living creatures, objects, places, actions, qualities, states of existence, or ideas.

Below is a list of some nouns that you might come across or use very often. That includes some singular and plural forms, as well as feminine and masculine forms. 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.

Nouns in Zulu

Nouns Zulu Audio
Catikati
Doginja
Womanumfazi
Womenabafazi
MotherUmama
SisterUsisi
Shoesizicathulo
Socksamasokisi
Bookincwadi
Booksizincwadi
StarsIzinkanyezi
SunIlanga

The following are nouns used in a full sentence. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Zulu Nouns in a Sentence

English Zulu Audio
I have a dogNginenja
I speak ItalianNgikhuluma isiNtaliyane
I live in AmericaNgihlala eMelika
This is my wifenangu unkosikazi wami
This is my husbandNgumyeni wami lona
Can you close the door?Ungakwazi ukuvala umnyango?

Questions?

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Vocabulary List about Jobs

Below is a list of jobs and occupations in Zulu. At the end of the list, there will be examples where those terms are used in a sentence.

Jobs in Zulu

ActorUmlingisi
ActressUmlingisi
Artistumdwebi
Businessmanusomabhizinisi
Doctorudokotela
Engineerunjiniyela
Nurseumhlengikazi
Policemaniphoyisa
Singerumculi
Studentumfundi
Teacheruthisha
Translatorumhumushi

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Daily Conversation in Zulu

Finally, a list of some commonly used phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Zulu Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Zulu

English Zulu Audio
He is a policemanuyiphoyisa
I have a long experiencenginesipiliyoni esiningi
I'm a new employeengiyisisebenzi esisha
I'm an artistngingumdwebi
I'm looking for a jobngifuna umsebenzi
She is a singerungumculi
What's that called in French?Kubizwa kanjani lokho ngesiFulentshi?
I have a reservationNgibhukile
I have to goKumelwe ngihambe
Where do you live?Uhlala kuphi?
Spanish is easy to learnKulula ukufunda iSpanishi

Fun Facts

Language Quote: ❝One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.❞ ‒Frank Smith

Congratulations! You finished your 11th lesson in Zulu about nouns, and jobs. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Zulu Lesson 12. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Zulu homepage.

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Linguistic Zulu Vocabulary
Culture Zulu Phrases
Structure Zulu Grammar