Zulu Articles

If you're trying to learn Zulu Articles which is also called isiZulu, check our courses about Definite and Indefinite Articles... 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 Articles

Learning the Zulu Articles 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 Articles is in the structure of the grammar in Zulu.

Zulu articles are words that combine with a noun to indicate the type of reference being made by the noun. Generally articles specify the grammatical definiteness of the noun. Examples are "the, a, and an". Here are some examples:

English ArticlesZulu Articles
articles
thei-
ai-
oneyedwa
someokumbalwa
fewmbalwa
the bookincwadi
the booksizincwadi
a bookincwadi
one bookincwadi eyodwa
some booksezinye ezincwadi
few booksizincwadi ezimbalwa

Notice the structure of the Articles in Zulu.

List of Articles in Zulu

Below is a list of vocabulary where you can use the Definite and Indefinite Articles in Zulu. Try to practice but also memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Zulu vocabulary.

English VocabularyZulu Vocabulary
Foodukudla
almondsama-alimondi
breadisinkwa
breakfastisidlo sasekuseni
butteribhatha
candyuswidi
cheeseushizi
chickeninkukhu
cumin
dessert
dinnerisidlo sasebusuku
fishinhlanzi
fruitisithelo
ice creamu-ayisikhilimu
lambisiklabhu
lemonulamula
lunchisidlo sasemini
mealukudla
meatinyama
ovenuhhovini
pepperuphepha
plantsizithalo
porkinyama yengulube
saladisaladi
saltusawoti
sandwichisamishi
sausageisosiji
soupisobho
sugarushukela
supperisidlo sasebusuku
turkeyithekhi
applei-aphula
bananaubhanana
orangesiwolintshi
peachesipentshisi
peanutikinati
pearsipheya
pineappleuphayiphaphu
grapesigilebhisi
strawberriesamabhimbi
vegetablesimifino
carrotizaqathi
cornumbila
cucumberukhukhumba
garlicugaligi
lettuceulethisi
olivesama-olivi
onionsuhhanyanyisi
peppersuphepha
potatoesamazambane
pumpkinithanga
beansubhontshisi
tomatoesutamatisi

Definite and Indefinite Articles have a very important role in Zulu. Once you're done with the isiZulu Articles, 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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