This second lesson teaches many important aspect in Zulu like adjectives, vocabulary list about food and finally common phrases about greeting. 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.
Knowing adjectives in Zulu is a powerful skill. It can make it easy to have a conversation about different topics by simply knowing some key words such as "good", "bad", "right", "wrong" etc. Adjectives are words used to describe or modify another person or thing in the sentence for example: I am happy. Zulu is easy.
Below is a list of 20 adjectives 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.
|Old (opposite of new)||Indala|
|Old (opposite of young)||Ukhulile|
Now we will try to implement some of the words above into full Zulu sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.
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Below is a list of 50 words related to food such as fruits, vegetables and edible items. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to buy many food necessities from the supermarket or off the menu in a restaurant without a problem.
|Orange juice||Ujusi wamawolintshi|
|Soda (like Coke)||Udilinki|
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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!
|Are you thirsty?||womile na?|
|Do you have a bottle of water?||Unalo ibhodlela lamanzi?|
|Breakfast is ready||Ibhulakfesi selilungile|
|What kind of food do you like?||Uthanda nhloboni yokudla?|
|I like cheese||Ngithanda ushizi|
|Bananas taste sweet||Ubhanana unoshukela|
|I don't like cucumber||Angiwuthandi ukhukhamba|
|I like bananas||Ngiyawuthanda ubhanana|
|Lemons taste sour||Ulamula umuncu|
|This fruit is delicious||Lesi sithelo simnandi|
|Vegetables are healthy||Imifino inempilo|
|Hi!||Sawubona (s) / Sanibona (pl)|
|How are you? (informal)||Ninjani?|
|How are you? (formal)||Unjani?|
|What's up? (colloquial)||Kunjani?|
|I'm fine, thank you!||Ngikhona, ngiyabonga!|
|And you? (informal)||Nina?|
|And you? (formal)||Wena?|
Language Quote that a palindrome is a word, phrase, number, or other sequence of characters which reads the same backward or forward. Allowances may be made for adjustments to capital letters, punctuation, and word dividers.
Congratulations! You finished your second lesson in Zulu about adjectives, and food. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Zulu Lesson 3. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Zulu homepage.