Zulu Feminine

If you're trying to learn Zulu Feminine which is also called isiZulu, check our courses about genders: Feminine and Masculine... 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 Feminine

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

Zulu feminine refers to female qualities attributed specifically to women and girls or things considered feminine. The complement to feminine is masculine. Here are some examples:

English FeminineZulu Feminine
FeminineUbulili
he is happyujabulile
she is happyujabulile
he is AmericanungowaseMelika
she is AmericanungowaseMelika
manindoda
womanowesimame
fatherubaba
motherumama
brotherumfowethu
sisterudadewethu
uncleumalume
auntu-anti
bullinkabi
cowinkomo
boyumfana
girlintombazane

Notice the structure of the Feminine in Zulu.

List of Feminine in Zulu

Below is a list of objects, can you determine whether they're feminine, masculine or plural in Zulu? Memorizing this table will also help you add very useful and important words to your Zulu vocabulary.

English VocabularyZulu Vocabulary
objectsizinto
bathroomiklamelo lokugezela
bedumbhede
bedroomiklamelo lokulala
ceilingusilingi
chairisihlalo
clothesizingubo zokugqoka
coatibhantshi
cupinkomishi
deskitafula
dressingubo
flooriphansi
forkimfologo
furnitureimpahla yasendlini
glassingilazi
hatisigqoko
houseindlu
inkuyinki
jacketijazi
kitchenikhishi
knifeummese
lampilambu
letterincwadi
mapimaphu
newspaperiphephandaba
notebookincwadi
pantsibhulukwe
paperiphephandaba
penipeni
pencilipeni lomsizi
pharmacyikhemesi
pictureisithombe
plateipuleti
refrigeratorisiqandisi
restaurant
roofuphahla
roomigumbi
rugiragi
scissorsisikelo
shampooishampu
shirtihembe
shoesizicathulo
soapinsipho
socksamasokisi
spoonukhezo
tableitafula
toiletindlu encane
toothbrushisixubho
toothpasteumuthi wokuxubha
towelithawula
umbrellaisambulela
underwearimpahla yokugqoka ngaphansi
walludonga
walletisikhwama semali
windowiwindi
telephoneucingo

Feminine and Masculine have a very important role in Zulu. Once you're done with the isiZulu Feminine, 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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