Zulu Lesson 7 (Negation and Human Body)

Duration: 30 mins

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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.

Negation in Zulu

Negation Zulu Audio
Not yetHhayi manje
No oneAkunamuntu
No longerAkusenjalo
CannotNgeke ngikwazi
Should notNgeke

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.

Zulu Negation in a Sentence

English Zulu Audio
Don't worry!Ungakhathazeki
I cannot remember the wordAngilikhumbuli igama
I do not speak JapaneseAngisikhulumi isiJapani
I don't know!Angazi!
I'm not fluent in Italian yetAngikasheleli okwamanje olimini lwesiNtaliyane
I'm not interested!Anginasithakazelo!
No one here speaks GreekAkekho lapha okhuluma isiGreki
No problem!Ayikho inkinga
This is not correctAkulungile lokhu
This is wrongAkulungile lokhu
We don't understandAsiqondi
You should not forget this wordAkufanele ulikhohlwe leli gama


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Vocabulary List about the Human Body

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.

Human Body List in Zulu

Body Zulu Audio


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Daily Conversation in Zulu

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!

Common Expressions in Zulu

English Zulu Audio
He feels with his handUzwa ngesandla sakhe
I smell with my noseNginuka ngamakhala ami
She has beautiful eyesUnamehlo amahle
She tastes with her tongueUnambitha ngolimi lwakhe
We see with our eyesSibona ngamehlo ethu
You hear with your earsUzwa ngezindlebe zakho
How old are you?Uneminyaka emingaki?
I'm (twenty, thirty...) Years oldNgineminyaka engu- (20, 30...)
Are you married?Ushadile?
Do you have children?Unabo abantwana?
I have to goKumelwe ngihambe
I will be right back!Ngizobuya!

Fun Facts

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.

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