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How do you greet in Zulu?

Zulu Phrases

  1. English Greetings. Zulu Greetings:
  2. Hi! Sawubona! ( to a person) Sanibona! (
  3. Good morning! Sawubona! ( to a person) Sanibona! (
  4. Good evening! Sawubona! ( to a person)
  5. Welcome! ( to greet someone) Ngiyakwemukela! (
  6. How are you? Unjani?
  7. I’m fine, thanks! Ngikhona, ngiyabonga! / Ngiyaphila, ngiyabonga!
  8. And you? Wena unjani?

People also ask, how do Zulu greet?

Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person).

Useful Zulu phrases.

English isiZulu (Zulu)
Hello (General greeting) Sawubona (sg) Sanibonani (pl)
How are you? Unjani? (sg) Ninjani? (pl)

Also Know, how do you say Sawubona in Zulu? Sawubona means ‘hello’, ‘good day’ or ‘good morning’ in Zulu. You pronounce it sow:’b?h:nah, not sah:woo:boh:na.

Regarding this, how do you greet in Xhosa?

Molo is used to greet one person and Page 9 • Molweni is used to greet more than one person. These forms of greetings are used at any time of the day.

How do you respond to Sawubona?

Sawubona, is an ancient isiZulu greeting which means: We see you. It is equivalent to Hello and Namaste. So when we meet and greet I would say “sawubona” [we see you], and you will respond by saying “yebo, sawubona” [yes, we see you too].


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