Zulu 2015 - Cooking


All normal people get hungry so they cook.  Cook is –pheka- in isiZulu, one of the many languages in the country called South Africa. 
The sound –phe- is like pack or Pam in English.

ZULU
ENGLISH
Ngiya-pheka.
I am cooking.
Uya-pheka.
He is cooking.
She is cooking.
Baya-pheka.
They are cooking.
U-phekani?
What are you cooking?
Ngi-pheka inyama.
I am cooking meat.
Ngi-pheka ithanga.
I am cooking pumpkin.
Ba-phekani?
What are they cooking?
Ba-pheka utshwala besiZulu.
They are cooking Zulu beer.
Ba-pheka imifino.
They are cooking spinach or collard greens.
Uphi umama?
Where is mother?
Uya-pheka.
She is cooking.
Uphi u-Boris?
Where is Boris?
U-Boris uya-pheka.
Boris is cooking.


EXERCISES:  Friends must ask each other questions based on what you cook in your country.

Nonqaba waka Msimang is the author of Sweetness the Novel.


 

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