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Languages of South Africa

South Africa has 11 official languages. English is the language of administration and is spoken throughout the country. The other official languages are: Afrikaans, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Southern Sotho, Swazi, Tsongo, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu. Below are a few words and phrases that have been translated into 3 of the country's official languages. Zulu is commonly used in KwaZulu-Natal Province.

Common South Africa Languages words and phrases list

English

Zulu

Xhosa

Afrikaans

Good Morning

Sawubona

Molo (singluar)

Molweni (plural)

Goeie môre

Good Afternoon

Sawubona

Molo (singluar)

Molweni (plural)

Goeie middag

Good Evening

Sawubona

Molo (singluar)

Molweni (plural)

Goeie naand

Hi there

Hi daar

Goodbye

Hamba kahle (go well)

Sala kahle (stay well)

Hamba kahle (go well)

Sala kahle (stay well)

Goodbye

Please

Sicela

Ndia cela

Asseblief

Thank you

Ngiyabonga

Ndiyabulela (I thank you) Enkosi

Dankie

Yes

Yebo

E we (pronounced as "air where")

Ja

My name is...

Igama lami ngu...

Igama lam ngu...

My naam is...

What is your name?

Ubani igama lakho?

Ngubani igama lakho?

Wat is jou naam?

What's the time?

Yisikhathi sin?

Ngubani ixesha ngoku?

Hoe laat is dat?

Where is the nearest telephone?

Iphi ucingo oluseduze?

Iphi iphone?

Waar is die naaste telefoon?

Show me the way to...

Ngikhombise umgwaqo oya...

Ungandikhombisa indela eya...

Waar is...

I love you.

   

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