Zulu 27 - Think About It

Thinking is hard work.  Cabanga’ is to think. The ca is not pronounced as CANADA or CAME.  It is like shaking your head at something you disapprove of and say c-c-c-c-c-c-c.

ZULU
ENGLISH
Cabanga.
Think.
Cabangile.
A girl’s name.  The one we thought about.
Ngi-cabangile.
I thought about it.
Cabanga kahle.
Think carefully.
Cabangisisa.
Think carefully.
Umcabango.
A thought.
Imicabango.
Thoughts.
Wathula kangaka?
Why are you so quiet?
Ngiya cabanga.
I’m thinking.
Nathula kangaka? (you, many people)
Why are you so quiet?
Siya cabanga.
We are thinking.
Ucabangani?
What’s on your mind?
Ngi cabanga ngemali.
I’m thinking about money.
Ngizo cabanga ngayo.
I’ll think about it.
Usucabangile?
Have you made up your mind?

SAMPLE CONVERSATION

TEACHER:  Wathula kangaka?

LEARNER:  Ngiya cabanga.

TEACHER:  Ucabangani?

LEARNER:  Ngicabanga ngemali.
 



 

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