Some useful Zulu to know when trying to control a class of 40 or more energetic children:

Ninjani? – How are you?
Siyaphila – we are fine
Ubani igama lakho? – what is your name?
Igama lami ngingu … – my name is …

Yebo – yes
Kahle – well done, good
Kuhle – beautiful
Shap? – okay?
Ngithanda … – I like …

 Ngicela – please
Sugumani – stand up
Hlalaphansi – sit down

Hamba – go
Woza – come
Woza la – come here
Buya – come back
La – here
Lo – this

Tulani – Be quiet (to more than one person)
Tula – be quiet (to one person)

Haibo – “hey,” “wow,” or “oh my goodness!”




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