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ukufika
to arrive
ukuphunga
to drink (hot liquid)
ukusela
to drink (cold liquid)
Uyasibona?
Do you see us?
Ndiyafundisa
I teach
Ndiyakufundisa
I teach you
Siyafundisa
We teach
Siyanifundisa
We teach you (pl).
U\yandazi?
Do you know me?
Niyasazi?
Do you know us?
Ndiyavuya ukunazi.
I am glad to know (i.e. meet) you.
Ngubani?
Who is it?
Ngubani igama lakho
What is your name? (lit. It is who...
Lo ngumntwana wakho?
Is this your child?
Igama lam nguDavid
My name is David
Ndifuna ukudibana noPeter noThemba
I want to meet (with) Peter and (with) Themba.
Ewe, sinabantwana.
Yes, we have (with) children.
bona
as for them
abazali
parents
intombi
daughter
unyana
son
umzukulwana (aba)
grandchild (ren)
umakazi
maternal aunt
udad'obawo
paternal aunt
umalume
maternal uncle
utat'omkhulu
paternal older uncle (same word as grandfather)
utat'omncinci
paternal younger uncle
abazala
cousins
umza / umzala
cousin (parents are brother and sister}
ukayise
cousin (fathers are brothers)
ukanina
cousin (mothers are sisters)
abatshana
nieces and nephews
umntakwethu
my / our brother
kwa
at the home of
kwa
at the home of
ngenani
come in
ni-
you (subj) (pl)
kumnandi
it's nice
-ni-
you (obj) pl
bona
see
umyeni wam
my husband
lo
this
-n-
you (obj) pl
nathi
and us
ekayeni lethu
to our home
mntwan'am
my child
-funda
learn, study, read
esikolweni
at school
nina
as for you (pl)
ninabantwana?
Do you have children?
abantwana
children
sinabo
we have them
nentombazana
and a daughter
ba-
they
kunjani ngoku
how about
-phunga
drink (hot)
iti
tea
okanye
or
ikofu
coffee
into ebandayo
something cold
yokusela
(of) to drink
ooThamsanqa
the Thamsanqas
nokuba yintoni
whatever
-funa
want
ngaphakathi
inside
ngaphandle
outside
masihlaleni
Let's sit
lihle
it's beautiful
-nga-
may, can
ncedisa
help someone with
ncokola
chat
kulungile
It's all right/fine
Namkelekile ekhayeni lethu!
Welcome to our home!
Kunjani nogkuphunga?
How about something warm (to drink)?
Nikhetha into yokusela?
Do you prefer something cold to drink?
Masihlaleni ngaphakathi / ngaphandle
Let's sit in/out side
Lihle namhlanje.
It's beautiful today.
Kumnandi kakhulu ukukubona.
It's very nice to see you (again) (sing.)
Kumnandi kakhulu ukunibona.
It's very nice to see you (pl) (again).
Jenny noPeter lo ngumyeni wam, uThemba.
Jenny and Peter, this is my husband Themba.
Ngubani ifani yakho?
What is your surname?
U\funa into yokuphunga?
Do you want something hot to drink?
U\funa into yokusela?
Do you want something cold to drink?
U\funa ukuhlala ngaphakathi okanye ngaphandle?
Do you want to sit inside or outside?
U\khetha ukuhlala ngaphakathi okanye ngaphandle?
Do you prefer to sit inside or outside?
Masithetheni isiXhosa!
Let's speak Xhosa!
Ndingakuncedisa?
Can I do something for you?
Umtwana u/yakwazi ukuthetha isiXhosa?
Does the child speak Xhosa? (lit. know how to)
Abantwana bafunda isiXhosa.
The children are studying Xhosa.
Ndiyafunda
I study
Bayafunda
They are studying
Ndifunda kakhulu
I read a lot
U\funda eyunivesithi?
Are you studying at the university?
U/funda esikolweni?
Is s/he studying at school?
Sifunda namhlanje.
We are studying today.
Nifunda phi ukuthetha isiXhosa?
Where are you learning to speak Xhosa?
Bafunda ekhaya.
They are studying at home.
Ningancokola
You (pl) may chat
Ndingangena?
May I come in?
Sisaphil'enkosi
We are still well, thanks
ukwazi
to know
Ndiyazi
I know
ukuthi
to say
u\thini?
What do you say?
ukutsho
to say so
u/tsho
s/he says so
Lo ngunyana wam
This is my son
Lo ngumyeni wam
This is my husband
Lo ngumntwana wam
This is my child
Ndiyakuthanda
I love you
Ndiyabona
I see
U\yandibona?
Do you see me?
Siyabona
We see
-sa-
still
udadewethu
my / our sister
umafungwashe
eldest sister
abantakwethu
my / our siblings
abantakwenu
your (s / p) siblings
abantakwabo
his her their siblings
oodadewethu
my our sisters
umkhuluwa
older brother
umninawa
younger brother
umnakwabo
his her their brother
udadewabo
his her their sister
udadewenu
your sister
umnakwenu
your brother