Welcome to the third Zulu lesson about nouns. This time we will first learn about fruits and vegetables, followed by grammar rules, then food items, finally a conversation in Zulu 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 - Zulu|
|do you have milk?|
[verb + noun] unalo ubisi?
|I have milk and coffee|
[preposition + noun] nginobisi nekhofi
|he has three apples|
[number + plural noun] unamahhabhula amathathu
|she only has one apple|
[number + singular noun] yena unelilodwa kuphela
|we live in a small house|
[adjective + noun] sihlala endlini encane
|I like our breakfast|
[pronoun + noun] ngiyasithanda isidlo sethu sasekuseni
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 - Zulu|
|Do you speak (English/ Zulu)? ukhuluma (isingisi/isizulu)?|
|Just a little kancane nje|
|I like Zulu ngithanda isizulu|
|Can I practice with you? ngingazama nawe?|
|How old are you? uneminyaka emingaki?|
|I'm thirty three years old ngineminyaka engamashumi amathathu nantathu|
|It was nice talking to you kube mnandi ukukhuluma nawe|
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