Useful Xhosa Phrases – For speaking Xhosa
Would you like to know what is I am fine in Xhosa? or how do you say Good Morning in Xhosa? Here you find my list of important Xhosa phrases and words.
When I travel to a new country I always learn a bit of the local language. I noticed locals always appreciate the effort and respond positively. 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. Would you like to have a Xhosa conversation during your Road Trip in South Africa? This Xhosa vocabulary post is going to help you.
I put together a list of what I found to be the most useful words in the Xhosa language to use while traveling and meeting South Africans. I have to be honest with you the Xhosa clicks and the Xhosa pronunciation are super difficult. However, my video, which you will find on the bottom of this post, is perfect to get started. My friend Asanda is Xhosa and is teaching me and you. So enjoy!
HERE YOU WILL FIND RELATED CONTENT FOR YOUR SOUTH AFRICA TRIP:
- My Roadtrip in South Africa
- Roadtrip in KwaZulu Natal
- Why visit Johannesburg
- How to cook a traditional South African dish: Beef Stew with Samp & Beans
- South Africa Language Guide
- Meet Asanda – story of a South African
- 21 Day South Africa Tour – from Johannesburg to Cape Town
- 8 Day South Africa Tour Garden Route
Important Xhosa Phrases & Words
Hello/ Good morning
Molo (1 Person)
Hello/ Good morning
Molweni (more than 1 Person)
Why visit Johannesburg? Find my reasons here!
How are you?
Fine, thank you.
What is your name?
Ngubani igama lakho?
My name is …
Igama Iam ngu…
Nice to meet you.
How old are you?
mingaphi iminyaka yakho?
Where are you from?
I am from…
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I am sorry
Halala ngemini yakho yokuzalwa!
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Where is the toilet?
Iphi indlu yangasese?
I LOVE YOU!
Do you speak English?
Uyasithetha isingesi na?
Is there someone here who speaks English?
Ukhona apha umntu othetha isiNgesi?
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I don´t understand!
I need help!
I need a doctor!
I need a pharmacy!
ndifuna indawo yamayeza
Call the police!
I don´t know!
How much is this?
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I am going.
Which language did you learn when going on a holiday. Please let me know in the comments!
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Watch my video to learn the pronounication of the Xhosa phrases & words:
Here you can Meet Asanda and read her story.
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