This 17th lesson teaches the comparative form in Zulu. In addition, I am including a vocabulary list about shopping and eating at a restaurant. 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.
This lesson includes not only the comparative form but the superlative and the diminutive forms as well. That way you make comparisons, but also you can say what is better and what is worse.
Below is a list of 20 comparative forms that 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.
|As... as||Njenge ... njenge|
|As tall as||Mude njengo|
|Taller than||Mude kuno|
|Shorter than||Mfishane kuno|
|More beautiful||Kuhle kakhulu|
|Less beautiful||Kuhle kancane|
|Most beautiful||Kuhle ngokwengeziwe|
|You are happy||Ujabulile|
|You are as happy as Maya||Ujabule njengo-Maya|
|You are happier than Maya||Ujabule kuno-Maya|
|You are the happiest||Ujabule kakhulu|
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Below is a list of 18 words related to shopping such as in the supermarket. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to buy many food necessities from the supermarket or the shopping mall without a problem.
|Can you take less?||Ungathatha okuphansi?|
|Do you accept credit cards?||Ingabe niyawemukela amakhadi okuthenga ngesikweletu?|
|How much is this?||Kuyimalini lokhu?|
|I'm just looking||Ngiyabheka nje|
|Only cash please!||Sicela ukheshi kuphela!|
|This is too expensive||Kubiza kakhulu lokhu|
|Credit card||Ikhadi lokuthenga ngesikweletu|
|Gas station||Isiteshi sikagesi|
|Museum||Indawo yokugcina amagugu|
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Below is a list of 30 words related to eating at a restaurant. Obviously, they will come in handy if you invite someone out to dinner or order something off the menu without a problem.
|I'm vegetarian||Ngidla izithelo|
|It is very delicious!||Kumnandi kakhulu|
|May we have the check please!||Ungakwazi ukusinika isheke?|
|The bill please!||Sicela ibhili!|
|Waiter / waitress!||Uweta/uweta|
|What do you recommend? (to eat)||Yikuphi ukudla okutusayo?|
|What's the name of this dish?||Liyini igama lalo kudla?|
|Where is there a good restaurant?||Kukuphi lapho kunezitolo zokudla ezikahle?|
|A cup of||Inkomishi ye|
|A glass of||Ingilazi ye|
|Black pepper||Uphepha omnyama|
|Tip (money for the waiter)||Isikhathi|
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Congratulations! You finished your 17th lesson in Zulu about the comparative form, shopping and eating at a restaurant. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Zulu Lesson 18. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Zulu homepage.