Zulu Adverbs

If you're trying to learn Zulu Adverbs which is also called isiZulu, check our courses about Adverbs of time place manner and frequency... to help you with your Zulu grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Zulu. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Zulu Adverbs

Learning the Zulu Adverbs is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Zulu language. But first we need to know what the role of Adverbs is in the structure of the grammar in Zulu.

Zulu adverbs are part of speech. Generally they're words that modify any part of language other than a noun. Adverbs can modify verbs, adjectives (including numbers), clauses, sentences and other adverbs. Here are some examples:

English AdverbsZulu Adverbs
adverbsizandiso
I read a book sometimesngifunda incwadi ngenye inkathi
I will never smokeangisoze ngabhema
are you alone?uwedwa?

Notice the structure of the Adverbs in Zulu.

List of Adverbs in Zulu

Below is a list of the Adverbs of time place manner and frequency in Zulu placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Zulu vocabulary.

English AdverbsZulu Adverbs
adverbs of timeizandiso zenkathi
yesterdayizolo
todaynamhlanje
tomorrowkusasa
nowmanje
thenngaleyo nkathi
laterngesinye isikhathi
tonightnamhlanje ebusuku
right nownjengamanje
last nightngobusuku bayizolo
this morningnamhlanje ekuseni
next weekngesonto elizayo
alreadysekwenzekile
recentlyokusanda kwenzeka
latelyokusanda kwenzeka
soonmaduze
immediatelynjengamanje
stillnamanje
yetnamanje
agosekudlule
adverbs of placeizandiso zendawo
herela
therelapha
over therelaphaya
everywherendawozonke
anywherenama yikuphi
nowhereayindawo
homeekhaya
awaykude le
outphandle
adverbs of mannerizandiso zesimo
verykakhulu
quitethule
prettyhle
reallyngempela
fastshesha
wellkahle
hardnzima
quicklyshesha
slowlynensa
carefullyngokuqaphela
hardlynzima
barelyqabukeka
mostlyimvamisa
almostcishe
absolutelyimpela
togetherndawonye
aloneyedwa
adverbs of frequencyizandiso zokuvama
alwaysnjalo
frequentlyvamile
usuallyngokujwayelekile
sometimesngenye inkathi
occasionallyqabukeko
seldomqabukeko
rarelyqabukeko
neversoze

Adverbs of time place manner and frequency have a very important role in Zulu. Once you're done with the isiZulu Adverbs, you might want to check the rest of our Zulu lessons here: Learn Zulu. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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