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These are podcasts designed to help you speak and understand isiZulu, one of South Africa's main languages. You listen to all time best South African music, get a feel of zulu poetry and listen to some tongue twisters. Zulu is known for having many clicks that you can't learn off the book that's why am here to help you. The lessons provide many examples of everyday sentences that are looked in-depth.

isizulu Cynthia

    • Language Learning
    • 2.8 • 25 Ratings

These are podcasts designed to help you speak and understand isiZulu, one of South Africa's main languages. You listen to all time best South African music, get a feel of zulu poetry and listen to some tongue twisters. Zulu is known for having many clicks that you can't learn off the book that's why am here to help you. The lessons provide many examples of everyday sentences that are looked in-depth.

    Bye bye

    Bye bye

    • 3 min
    lokhu la lokhu

    lokhu la lokhu

    lokhu la lokhu~ this and that

    • 3 min
    lesson 37 slang

    lesson 37 slang

    Learn IsiZulu
    Lesson 37
    WARNING EXPLICT! Slang

    Eish- a way to express frustration
    Fong kong – (hmm Chinese ) cheaply made or fake
    Ungangidubuli/ ungadubuli- don’t shoot me / don’t shoot
    Isibhamu- gun
    mpitshi – bro/ friend/ partner
    phithizela- when you are busy you walk here and there
    Heita- wassup
    Chommie- friend
    Fokol/fokolo -**** all
    Aikona- no way/ not on your life
    Tsotsi – thief
    Yasis – Jesus man !
    Fuseke- **** off/ get lost
    Stabane- f*g/ gay
    Malebe- vagina lips
    Golo lwakho- your c**t
    Msunu kanyoko- your mum’s c**t
    Sifebe- whore
    Mdid’ wakho- ***hole
    Sihlama- left over shit that rubbed onto underwear
    Masende- testicles
    Jents- brothers

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    isiZulu.net

    • 8 min
    lesson 36 food glorious food

    lesson 36 food glorious food

    Learn IsiZulu
    Lesson 36
    Food

    Traditional food
    Pap’- made from milled maize look for iwisa
    Biltong – dried meat
    Mashonzha- worms from mopane tree
    Mahewu- made from left over pap’ it’s fermented
    Boerewors – spiced sauages eaten in BBQ / braai
    Potjeikos- stew made from boiled meat mixed with vegetables eaten with pap’
    Amasi – sour milk fermented eaten with pap’
    Isidudu- pumkin pap’
    Ostrich - intshe . stew it or turn it into dried meat
    Beef - inyama yenkomo
    Chicken- inyama yenkukhu, wosa inkukhu- roast the chicket
    Umngqusho- samp
    Bambara groundnut/ indlubu/yubo beans- type of nut but not oily like most nuts
    Locust –intethe
    Maize ummbila roast or boil
    Fish – inhlanzi

    Common food
    Watermelon –ikhabe
    Iganda- egg
    Milk- ubisi
    Juice- umhluzi
    Cooking oil- amafutha wokupheka
    Bread –isinkwa
    Fried bread - amaqelebengwana

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    • 15 min
    helele Safri duo WORLD CUP SONG

    helele Safri duo WORLD CUP SONG

    WORLD CUP SONG
    from
    http://izn.2.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=1898


    It's "Helele" by Velile & Safri Duo and the lyrics are as follows:

    Chorus (2x):
    Helele, bomama
    Amasiko ethu
    Soze aphele kithi
    Nabo okhokho bethu
    Go for it, children of our mothers!
    Our traditions
    Will never cease to exist at our place
    Nor will our ancestors
    Verse:
    Amaqhawe esizwe
    (Asibonge komama)
    Abathokozisa bethu
    (Asibonge abazali)
    Izimbali zesizwe
    (Asibonge komama)
    The heroes of the nation
    (Let's thank our mothers)
    Our wellsprings of joy
    (Let's thank our parents)
    The flowers of the nation
    (Let's thank our mothers)
    Pre-chorus:
    Uma mina nawe singabambisana
    Uma mina nawe singahloniphana
    If me and you could help each other
    If me and you could respect each other
    [chorus (2x)]

    Verse:
    Amaqhawe esizwe
    (Asibonge komama)
    Bona basikhulisa
    (Asibonge abazali)
    Yini ehlula abazali
    (Asibonge komama)
    The heroes of the nation
    (Let's thank our mothers)
    It was them who brought us up
    (Let's thank our parents)
    What could overpower our parents?
    (Let's thank our mothers)
    Pre-chorus:
    Uma mina nawe singabonisana
    Uma mina nawe singahloniphana
    If me and you could look after each other
    If me and you could respect each other
    [chorus (1x)]

    Bridge:
    Phambili, bomama
    Themba lesizwe
    Hheyi ubuhle benu
    Soze buphele
    Forward, children of our mothers
    Hope of the nation
    Hey, your beauty
    Will never cease to exist
    [chorus (2x)]

    • 3 min
    lesson 35 complaints and interests

    lesson 35 complaints and interests

    Learn isiZulu
    Lesson 35
    complaints and hobbies

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    I like sleeping ngithanda ukulala
    Ngelanga elinye ngilala amahola alishumi
    In one day i sleep for 10hours

    Computer ikhompuyutha
    Ilanga liyaze lishone elokhe ekhangele ikhompuyutha
    The sun sets while still looking at the computer

    Shopping ukuhamba ukuyathenga
    Iviki kalipheli nginga hambanga ukuyathenga ihembe
    A week doesn’t pass without me buying a shirt

    Football ibhola
    Ibhola liyamu hlanyisa
    Football makes him crazy

    Collecting stamps etc ukuqoqa izitembu
    Uyathanda ukuqoqa izitembu ezemazweni
    He likes collecting stamps from different countries

    Reading ukubala
    awumboni engabali
    can ever see them not reading

    Watching T.v ukubukela iT.V
    Ulivila lomuntu, akayenzi lutho. Ilinga liyaze lishone ebukele iT.V
    She is lazy, never does anything. The day even passes while she is watching T.V

    Gardening ukuyanza ingadi
    Umtwana wakhe ukhuthele, uyancedisa abazali bakhe engadini
    The child is energetic (form of praise) she helps her parents do the garden

    Travelling hambahamba
    Akahlali phansi, uthanda ukuhamba labantu emazweni
    Doesn’t settle down, she likes going with people to different countries

    Hunting ukuzingela
    Nxa ehamba ukuyazingela uthatha umkhonto owaphiwa nguyisemkhulu
    When going hunting he likes to take a spear given by his grandfather

    Cooking pheka
    Ngiyathanda ukupheka akakhekhe
    I like baking cakes


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    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

2.8 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Mabutho ,

Give it a try

I think this is a good attempt where there is very little out there. I would disagree with comments that the speaker has messed up the pronunciation. As a zulu speaker this was audible and is from someone who speaks and understands the language. I am unsure, though, whether learning in this fashion will make one speak the language - as is the case with many podcasts. My recommendations here would be more supporting text so that listeners also see the words and get to understand the grammar. This will be good for someone who wishes to start learning but more support and structure is needed.

Mbekezeli ,

Awful, awful - the teacher doesn’t know the language

Granted, there is very little content to teach isiZulu out there but this is probably the worst. The speaker is not a native isiZulu speaker (she sounds like she can barely speak her own language, Northern Ndebele from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe). I wouldn’t recommend anyone listen to this podcast.

MissZondi ,

Wrong language

This isn’t Zulu, it’s Ndebele...

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