Adverbs

Zulu Lesson 18 (Adverbs and Animals)

Duration: 30 mins

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In this 18th lesson we will explore the Zulu adverbs, vocabulary list about animals and finally farewell phrases. We will be using both vocabulary and grammar to ensure that you know how to use 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.

Adverbs

In addition to adjectives, adverbs are very essential. This includes adverbs of time ", frequency, manner and place. It can make it easy to have a conversation about different topics by simply knowing some key words such as "yesterday", "always", "quickly", "here" etc. Adverbs can modify adjectives and verbs.

Below is a list of 30 adverbs 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.

Adverbs List in Zulu

Adverbs Zulu Audio
AlreadyKakade
ImmediatelyNgokuphazima kweso
Last nightI-laptop
LaterMuva nje
Next weekNgesonto elizayo
Nowmanje
SoonMaduzane
StillNamanje
This morningNamuhla ekuseni
Todaynamuhla
Tomorrowkusasa
Tonightnamuhla ebusuku
Yesterdayizolo
YetManje
AnywhereNoma kuphi
EverywhereYonke indawo
HereLapha
ThereLapho
AlmostCishe
AloneWedwa
CarefullyNgokucophelela
QuicklyUkushesha
ReallyNgempela
SlowlyUkungasheshi
TogetherNdawonye
VeryKakhulu
AlwaysNjalo
NeverAkusoze
RarelyKuyethukela
SometimesNgezikhathi ezithile

Let's put some of the adverbs above into full Zulu sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Zulu Adverbs in a Sentence

English Zulu Audio
Do you like it here?Uyakuthanda lapha?
See you later!Sizobonana!
Thank you very much!Ngiyabonga kakhulu
I really like it!Ngiyithanda ngempela!

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Vocabulary List about Animals

Here is a list of 25 words related to farm and wild animals as well as insects. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to talk about pets you have in the house or farm.

Animals List in Zulu

Animals Zulu Audio
Animalisilwane
BearIbhele
Birdinyoni
ButterflyUvemvane
Catikati
Cowinkomo
Doginja
Donkeyimbongolo
EagleUkhozi
Elephantindlovu
Farmipulazi
ForestIhlathi
Goatimbuzi
Horseihhashi
Insectisinambuzane
LionIngonyama
MonkeyInkawu
MosquitoUmiyane
Mouseigundane
Rabbitunogwaja
Sheep (plural)Izimvu
SnakeInyoka
Spiderisicabucabu
Tigeringwe

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Daily Conversation in Zulu

Finally, a list of sentences using the vocabulary used in this lesson plus some bonus phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Zulu Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Zulu

English Zulu Audio
Do you have any animals?Ingabe unazo yini izilwane?
Do you sell dog food?Uyakuthengisa yini ukudla kwezinja?
I have a dogNginenja
Monkeys are funnyIzinkawu ziyahlekisa
She likes catsLentombi ithanda amakati
Tigers are fastIngwe iyashesha
BadKubi
Happy-jabulile
Sad-dumele
Thank you!Ngiyabonga (s) / Siyabonga (pl)
You're welcome! (in response to "thank you")Nami ngiyabonga!
Have a nice day!Ube nosuku oluhle!
Good night!Lala kahle!
Have a good trip!Ube nohambo oluhle! / Hamba kahle!
It was nice talking to you!Kwaze kwamnandi ukukhuluma nawe!

Fun Facts

Did you know? Commonly used adverbs constitute about 15% of sentences in Zulu. That means they should not be ignored because sooner or later you will need to use them.

Congratulations! You finished your 18th lesson in Zulu about adverbs, and animals. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Zulu Vocabulary. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Zulu homepage.

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