Zulu Nouns

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.

potatoes
potatoes Audio
amazambane
tomatoes
tomatoes Audio
utamatisi
onions
onions Audio
uhhanyanisi
carrots
carrots Audio
izaqathi
fruits
fruits Audio
izithelo
apples
apples Audio
amahhabhula
bananas
bananas Audio
obhanana
oranges
oranges Audio
amawolintshi

Nouns Grammar Rules

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? Audio
I have milk and coffee
[preposition + noun]
nginobisi nekhofi Audio
he has three apples
[number + plural noun]
unamahhabhula amathathu Audio
she only has one apple
[number + singular noun]
yena unelilodwa kuphela Audio
we live in a small house
[adjective + noun]
sihlala endlini encane Audio
I like our breakfast
[pronoun + noun]
ngiyasithanda isidlo sethu sasekuseni Audio

The following are nouns of food items that you might be interested in learning and memorizing.

bread
bread Audio
isinkwa
milk
milk Audio
ubisi
butter
butter Audio
ibhotela
cheese
cheese Audio
ushizi
coffee
coffee Audio
ikhofi
sandwich
sandwich Audio
isamishi
meat
meat Audio
inyama
chicken
chicken Audio
inkukhu
fish
fish Audio
inhlanzi
breakfast
breakfast Audio
isidlo sasekuseni
lunch
lunch Audio
isidlo sasemini
dinner
dinner Audio
isidlo sasebusuku

Conversation in Zulu

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)? Audio
Just a little
kancane nje Audio
I like Zulu
ngithanda isizulu Audio
Can I practice with you?
ngingazama nawe? Audio
How old are you?
uneminyaka emingaki? Audio
I'm thirty three years old
ngineminyaka engamashumi amathathu nantathu Audio
It was nice talking to you
kube mnandi ukukhuluma nawe Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the nouns in Zulu. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now check the next lesson below.

Zulu Adjectives   Zulu Adjectives

Zulu Plural   Zulu Plural



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