Lesson number 7 teaches an important aspect in Zulu which is negation. I'm also including a list of vocabulary about the human body, and finally a conversation about getting to know someone. 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.
Negation is the opposite of an affirmative statement. So basically any negative expression such as "no", "never" "nothing" etc. Knowing how to use the negation form could help you double the number of expressions you could use in a sentence.
Here are some negation expressions 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.
Now we will try to implement some of the negative expressions above into full Zulu sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.
|I cannot remember the word||Angilikhumbuli igama|
|I do not speak Japanese||Angisikhulumi isiJapani|
|I don't know!||Angazi!|
|I'm not fluent in Italian yet||Angikasheleli okwamanje olimini lwesiNtaliyane|
|I'm not interested!||Anginasithakazelo!|
|No one here speaks Greek||Akekho lapha okhuluma isiGreki|
|No problem!||Ayikho inkinga|
|This is not correct||Akulungile lokhu|
|This is wrong||Akulungile lokhu|
|We don't understand||Asiqondi|
|You should not forget this word||Akufanele ulikhohlwe leli gama|
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Below is a list of 20 words related to human body. If you can memorize them by heart, you might be able to communicate to your doctor if you have amy pain or discomfort.
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Finally, a list of commonly used expressions about getting to know someone for the first time. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Zulu Phrases page. Enjoy!
|He feels with his hand||Uzwa ngesandla sakhe|
|I smell with my nose||Nginuka ngamakhala ami|
|She has beautiful eyes||Unamehlo amahle|
|She tastes with her tongue||Unambitha ngolimi lwakhe|
|We see with our eyes||Sibona ngamehlo ethu|
|You hear with your ears||Uzwa ngezindlebe zakho|
|How old are you?||Uneminyaka emingaki?|
|I'm (twenty, thirty...) Years old||Ngineminyaka engu- (20, 30...)|
|Are you married?||Ushadile?|
|Do you have children?||Unabo abantwana?|
|I have to go||Kumelwe ngihambe|
|I will be right back!||Ngizobuya!|
Language Quote: English is the official language of the sky! It doesn't matter which country they are from, all pilots speak in English on international flights.
Congratulations! You finished your 7th lesson in Zulu about negation, and the human body. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Zulu Lesson 8. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Zulu homepage.