Zulu Verbs

If you're trying to learn Zulu Verbs which is also called isiZulu, check our courses about Verbs in the present past and future tense... 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 Verbs

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

Zulu verbs are words that convey action (bring, read, walk, run), or a state of being (exist, stand). In most languages a verb may agree with the person, gender, and/or number of some of its arguments, such as its subject, or object. Here are some examples:

English VerbsZulu Verbs
VerbsIzenzo
Pastokudlule
I spokengakhuluma
I wrotengabhala
I drovengashayela
I lovedngathanda
I gavenganikeza
I smiledngancuma
I tookngathatha
he spokewakhuluma
he wrotewabhala
he drovewashayela
he lovedwathanda
he gavewanika
he smiledwancuma
he tookwathatha
we spokesakhuluma
we wrotesabhala
we drovesashayela
we lovedsathanda
we gavesanika
we smiledsancuma
we tooksathatha
FutureIkusasa
I will speakngozokhulma
I will writengizobhala
I will drivengizoshayela
I will lovengizothanda
I will givengizonika
I will smilengizoncuma
I will takengizothatha
he will speakuzokhuluma
he will writeuzobhala
he will driveuzoshayela
he will loveuzothanda
he will giveuzonika
he will smileuzoncuma
he will takeuzothatha
we will speaksizokhuluma
we will writesizobhala
we will drivesizoshayela
we will lovesizothanda
we will givesizonika
we will smilesizoncuma
we will takesizothatha

Notice the structure of the Verbs in Zulu.

List of Verbs in Zulu

Below is a list of the conjugated Verbs in the present past and future in Zulu placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Zulu vocabulary.

English VerbsZulu Verbs
PresentOkwamanje
I speakNgiyakhuluma
I writengiyabhala
I drivengiyashayela
I lovengiyathanda
I givengiyanika
I smilengiyancuma
I takengiyathatha

Verbs in the present past and future tense have a very important role in Zulu. Once you're done with the isiZulu Verbs, 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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