Welcome to the sixth Xhosa lesson about numbers. This time we will learn about cardinal and ordinal numbers, followed by grammar rules, then animal names, finally a conversation in Xhosa to help you practice your daily phrases.
Numbers Grammar Rules
Xhosa cardinal numbers refer to the counting numbers, because they show quantity. For example: I speak two languages. Ordinal numbers on the other hand tell the order of things and their rank: my first language is Xhosa. The examples below use numbers in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.
We're not done yet! The following is a list of animals.
Conversation in Xhosa
Now we finally reach the last part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.
|Where are you from?||uvelaphi?|
|I'm from the U.S||ndivela eU.S|
|Where do you live?||Uhlalaphi?|
|I live in the U.S||Ndihlala eU.S|
|What do you do for a living?||Uziphilisa ngantoni?|
|I'm a student||Ndiyafunda|
Did you enjoy this lesson about numbers in Xhosa? I hope so, if you have any problem with this lesson contact me with questions you have here. You can now check the next lesson below.
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