Useful Xhosa Phrases – For speaking Xhosa

Useful Xhosa Phrases – For Speaking Xhosa

The click language Xhosa is one of the 11 official languages spoken in South Africa. It is mainly spoken in the Eastern and the Western Cape of South Africa. You are planning on travelling to South Africa and you would like to learn a bit of Xhosa? I put together a list of what I found to be most useful words in the Xhosa language to use while traveling and meeting South Africans. My video is perfect to get started with the most important expressions. My friend Asanda is Xhosa and is teaching me and you. So enjoy!

English to Xhosa Translation:

Hello/ Good morning

Molo (1 Person)


Hello/ Good morning

Molweni (more than 1 Person)


How are you?




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Fine, thank you.

Ndiyaphila enkosi.


What is your name?

Ngubani igama lakho?


My name is …

Igama Iam ngu…


Nice to meet you.

Ndiyavuya ukukwazi.



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Thank you.









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I am sorry




Uhambe/Usale kakuhle


Good night

Ulale kakuhle


Where is the toilet?

Iphi indlu yangasese?

Iphi itoilet?




Do you speak English?

Uyasithetha isingesi na?



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Is there someone here who speaks English?

Ukhona apha umntu othetha isiNgesi?


I need help!

Ndicela uncedo!


Come here!



I dont know!



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I am going.



Watch my video to learn how to pronounce it properly:

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Would you like to read more about my friend Asanda? Then click here and “Meet Asanda”!

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