Comparative

Zulu Lesson 17 (Comparative and Shopping)

Duration: 30 mins

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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.

Comparative

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.

Comparative Form in Zulu

Comparative Zulu Audio
As... asNjenge ... njenge
TallerMude
ShorterMfishane
YoungerMncane
OlderMdala
As tall as Mude njengo
Taller thanMude kuno
Shorter thanMfishane kuno
More beautifulKuhle kakhulu
Less beautifulKuhle kancane
Most beautifulKuhle ngokwengeziwe
Happy-jabulile
HappierJabule kakhudlwana
HappiestJabule kakhulu
You are happyUjabulile
You are as happy as MayaUjabule njengo-Maya
You are happier than MayaUjabule kuno-Maya
You are the happiestUjabule kakhulu
GoodKuhle
BetterKungcono
BestKuhle kakhulu
BadKubi
WorseKubi kakhulu
WorstKubi kakhulu

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Vocabulary List about Shopping

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.

Shopping List in Zulu

Shopping Zulu Audio
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 lookingNgiyabheka nje
Only cash please!Sicela ukheshi kuphela!
This is too expensiveKubiza kakhulu lokhu
CafeI-cafe
CashUkheshi
CheapKushibhile
CheckIsheke
CinemaI-cinema
Credit cardIkhadi lokuthenga ngesikweletu
ExpensiveKuyabiza
Gas stationIsiteshi sikagesi
MuseumIndawo yokugcina amagugu
ParkingIndawo yokupaka
Pharmacyikhemisi
SupermarketIsuphamakethe

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Vocabulary List about Restaurants

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.

Restaurant Terms in Zulu

Restaurant Zulu Audio
I'm vegetarianNgidla 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 ofInkomishi ye
A glass ofIngilazi ye
Black pepperUphepha omnyama
Breadisinkwa
DessertI-dessert
Foodukudla
ForkImfologo
KnifeUmmese
MenuI-menu
NapkinInabukeni
PlateIpuleti
SaladIsaladi
SaltUsawoti
SaltyKunosawoti
SoupIsobho
SpicyKunesipayisi
SpoonIsipuni
SweetKunoshukela
Tableitafula
Tip (money for the waiter)Isikhathi
WaterAmanzi

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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.

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