Word Bites: isiZulu
Hello, and welcome to Word Bites! Where every week, we spark interest in language through little phrases! This week is isiZulu, or Zulu if you want to keep it short. It has 11+ Million native speakers, and is mostly spoken in South Africa, and is one of the official languages of South Africa! It belongs to the Nguni language branch of the Bantu language family, which makes it related to languages like Xhosa, SiSwati, Ndebele (both Northern and Southern).
Some conversational phrases:
Sawubona! - Hello! (Singular form) / Sanibonani (Plural form)
Unjani? - How are you? (singular form)
Ngiyaphila - I am well / Ngiyaphila, unjani wena? - I am fine, how are you?
Ngiyabonga - Thank you!
Igama lami nginguJohn - My name is John [first name that popped in my head xD]
Sala kahle - Goodbye
Well, I hoped this sparked a little bit of an interest of this language in you! Catch you next week on "Word Bites"! Ngizokubona emuva kwesikhathi! [See you later!]