Zulu Vocabulary

If you're trying to learn Zulu Vocabulary which is also called isiZulu, check our courses about vocabulary and expressions... 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 Vocabulary

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

Zulu vocabulary is the set of words you should be familiar with. A vocabulary usually grows and evolves with age, and serves as a useful and fundamental tool for communication and acquiring knowledge. Here are some examples:

English VocabularyZulu Vocabulary
colorsimibala
blackomnyama
blueoluhlaza sasibhakabhaka
brownonsundu
grayogreyi
greenoluhlaza satshani
orangeophuzi
purpleophephuli
redobovu
whiteomhlophe
yellowoqanda
sizesubukhulu
bigenkulu
deepeshonayo
longende
narrowencinyane
shortemfushane
smallencane
tallende
thickewugqinsi
thinencinyane
wideebanzi
shapes
circulareyindilinga
straighteqondile
square
triangularewunxantathu
tastes
bitteremuncu
fresh
saltyenosawoti
souremuncu
spicyenezithako
sweetemnandi sashukela
qualities
badembi
cleanehlanzekile
darkemnyama
difficultenzima
dirtyengcolile
dryeyomile
easyelula
emptyengenalutho
expensiveebizayo
fastesheshayo
foreigneyangaphandle
fullegcwele
goodelungile
hardenzima
heavyesindayo
inexpensiveebizayo
lightelula
localeyasendaweni
newentsha
noisyenomsindo
oldendala
powerfulenamandla
quietethule
correctokuyiqiniso
slowenensayo
softentofozelayo
verykakhulu
weakelula
wetemanzi
wrongengeyona
youngencane
quantitiesubuningi
fewmbalwa
littlencane
manyningi
muchningi
partncane
someokunye
a fewokumbalwa
wholeokugcwele
armingalo
backumhlane
cheeksizihlathi
chestisifuba
chinisilevu
earindlebe
elbowindololwane
eyeihlo/iso
faceubuso
fingerumunwe
fingersiminwe
footunyawo
hairunwele
handisandla
headikhanda
heartinhliziyo
kneeidolo
legumlenze
lipudebe
mouthumlomo
neckumqala
noseikhala
shoulderigxalaba
stomachisisu
teethamazinyo
thighithanga
throatumphimbo
thumbuthupha
toeuzwane
tongueulimi
toothamazinyo

List of Vocabulary in Zulu

Below is a list of the vocabulary and expressions in Zulu placed in a table. 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

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