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Zulu 18 - Grocery Shopping

Write a grocery list.  Please note our ancestors did not have the food items that have English names.  You say ngiyothenga, if you are going to buy something.

ZULU
ENGLISH
ORIGIN
isinkwa
Bread
Original Zulu word
ubisi
Milk
Original Zulu word
amasi
Buttermilk
Original Zulu word
amanzi
Water
Original Zulu word
ithanga
Pumpkin
Original Zulu word
imifino
Collard greens
Original Zulu word
inyama
Meat
Original Zulu word
inkukhu
Chicken
Original Zulu word
itiye
Tea
Comes from tea
ushukela
Sugar
Comes from sugar
utamatisi
Tomato
Comes from tomato
irayisi
Rice
Comes from rice
umbila
Maize
Original Zulu word
impuphu
Corn meal/maize meal
Original Zulu word
amabele
Wheat
Original Zulu word

 SAMPLE CONVERSATION

THOKO:  Ngiyothenga ubisi. (I’m going to buy milk.)

MICHEL:  Ngiyothenga inyama. (I’m going to buy meat.)

JOYCE:  Ngiyothenga ithanga. (I’m going to buy pumpkin.)

AISHA:  Ngiyothenga isinkwa. (I’m going to buy bread.)

MARIA.  Ngiyothenga imifino. (I’m going to buy collard greens.)



 

 

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