How to form simple sentences in Zulu

How to form simple sentences in Zulu

You want to learn how to form simple sentences in Zulu? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Zulu lessons complete with useful examples. The house is big, the book is old... we make forming simple Zulu sentences easy.

Zulu personal pronouns : I

A personal pronoun is what we call the English words 'I', 'you', 'he', 'she', 'we' and 'they'. Just like English, Zulu has a set of personal pronouns. The English word 'I' is a pronoun in the first person singular. The Zulu word for 'I' is 'mina'.


mina nje
just me
nami futhi
me too
hhayi mina
not me
mina ke ?
and me ?
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About Zulu

Zulu is spoken by 12 million people in South Africa. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Zulu would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Zulu

Learn to get by in Zulu with these useful words and phrases. We'll begin by learning some basic Zulu phrases which you can use for everyday communication.

Hello !
Uyaphila ?
Are you okay ?
Ngiyanemukela !
Welcome !
Unjani ?
How are you doing ?
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You can learn Zulu in just 9 easy steps.

If you want to go from beginner to fluent in Zulu in a reasonable amount of time, you'll need a proven study method and daily dedication. Our nine-step Zulu learning guide will show you how to teach yourself Zulu in a structured,effective way. The steps below will take you through the progression of skills needed to learn to speak, read and understand Zulu.

Step 10 : Simple sentences in Zulu

You've already learned so much in steps 1 to 9 and we'd like to help you learn even more with this bonus step. Learn the phrases Le incwadi, Lesi isihlalo and Lena umnyango (This is a book, This is a chair, This is a door). Then learn the phrases Umnyango mkulu and Umnyango mncane (The door is big, The door is small). And then learn the phrases Iminyango mikulu and Iminyango ezincane (The doors are big, The doors are small). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about simple Zulu sentences including useful examples. Take everything you have learned so far and then teach yourself just a few new words each week. In this way, you'll soon be able to say 100's, if not 1000's of short phrases in Zulu. Give it a try yourself!

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