Welcome to the third Xhosa lesson about nouns. This time we will first learn about fruits and vegetables, followed by grammar rules, then food items, finally a conversation in Xhosa to help you practice your daily phrases.
In general nouns refer to a person, an object, or abstract ideas. For example: a fast runner the noun is [runner] because it refers to a person. The examples below use nouns in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.
|Grammar + Rules - Xhosa|
|do you have milk?|
[verb + noun] unalo ubisi?
|I have milk and coffee|
[preposition + noun] Ndinobisi nekofi
|he has three apples|
[number + plural noun] unama apile amathathu
|she only has one apple|
[number + singular noun] uneapile elinye kuphela
|we live in a small house|
[adjective + noun] sihlala kwindlu encinane
|I like our breakfast|
[pronoun + noun] ndiyasithanda isidlo sethu sakusasa
The following are nouns of food items that you might be interested in learning and memorizing.
Now we finally reach the fun part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.
|English - Xhosa|
|Do you speak (English/ Xhosa)? Uthetha(isingesi/Punjabi)?|
|Just a little kancinane|
|I like Xhosa ndiyasithanda isiPunjabi|
|Can I practice with you? Ndingaqhelisela nawe?|
|How old are you? mingaphi iminyaka yakho?|
|I'm thirty three years old Ndineminyaka engamashumi amathathu anesithathu ubudala|
|It was nice talking to you Bekumnandi ukuncokola nawe|
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