Future Tense

Zulu Lesson 15 (Future Tense & Weather)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 15th lesson deals with the future tense in Zulu. In addition I included a vocabulary list about weather expressions. 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.

Future

The future is one of the 3 tenses (present, past, and future) we will be discussing in the next 3 lessons. So it is recommended not to skip any of them because they are all related.

Below is a list of 15 sentences conjugated into the future tense. I focused on the examples you might come across or use very often. 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.

Future Tense in Zulu

Future Zulu Audio
I will see youNgizokubona
I will write with a penNgizobhala ngepeni
You will love applesUzowathanda ama-aphula
You will give moneyUzonikeza imali
You will play tennisUzodlala i- tennis
He will read a bookUzofunda incwadi
He will understand meUzongiqonda
She will have a catUzoba nekati
She will know youUzokwazi
We will want to see youSizofuna ukukubona
We will think about youSizocabanga ngawe
You (plural) will work hereNizosebenza lapha
You (plural) will speak FrenchNizokhuluma isiFulentshi
They will drive a carBazoshayela imoto
They will smileBazomomotheka

Questions?

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Weather Expressions

Below is a list of 26 words related to weather expressions. Knowing these terms can enable you discuss weather conditions with friends.

Weather Expressions in Zulu

Weather Zulu Audio
AutumnIkwindla
Cloudykuguqubele
Coldkuyabanda
FoggyKunenkungu
Hotkuyashisa
HumidLinomswakama
RainImvula
Rainyliyana
SnowIqhwa
Snowinglikhithikile
SpringIntwasahlobo
StormIsichotho
SummerIhlobo
SunIlanga
Sunnykubalele
UmbrellaIsambulela
Warmkufudumele
WindUmoya
Windykunomoya
WinterUbusika

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Daily Conversation in Zulu

Finally, here are some common sentences to strengthen your conversation skills. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Zulu Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Zulu

English Zulu Audio
It is rainingLiyana
It is sunnyLibalele
It is windyKunomoya
Today is nice weatherNamuhla isimo sezulu sihle
Yesterday was bad weatherIzolo isimo sezulu besisibi
It's freezingKubanda kakhulu
It's coldKuyabanda
It's hotKuyashisa
So soKukahle

Fun Facts

Language Quote: ❝Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.❞ ‒Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Congratulations! You finished your 15th lesson in Zulu about the future tense, and weather expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Zulu Lesson 16. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Zulu homepage.

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