Zulu 14 - Run

Gijima
There is a lot of running in Brazil, at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, chasing that ball. To run is ‘gijima’.  You say it like give and gift.  “Gijima,” shouts the soccer coach.  Barack Obama’s supporters wanted him to run for president.  He did.  Now he is the current tenant of the White House.

ZULU
ENGLISH
Gijima Obama gijima
Run Obama Run!
Gijima.
A boy’s name.
Gijima mfana.
Run boy!
Bayagijima.
They are running.
Musa ukugijima.
Don’t run.
Ingane iyagijima.
The child is running.
Ngigijimisa imali.
I’m chasing money.
Usain Bolt uyagijima.
Usain Bolt is a runner/athlete.
Ngizogijima nge-election.
I’ll run for office during elections.
Ngizogijima ngokhetho.
I’ll run for office during elections.
Gijima Obama!  Gijima!
Run Obama! Run!
Ngajima.  Ngaphumelela.
I ran and won.

SAMPLE CONVERSATION
OLYMPIC CROWD:  Gijima Usain Bolt gijima!

SISTER:  Musa ukugijima.

BROTHER:  Ngigijimisa imali.


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