A tradition in South Africa that celebrates the end of exam season. It loosely translates to "washing the paper".
High school kids typically go on a drinking spree (underage drinking).
I can't wait for the exams to finish so that sizokuhlamba iphepha.
Isgaxa or isigaxa means Big news, like WOW, like Yhoo, like I don't believe it.
Everyday is a new sgaxa, I've run out of haibos.
It is a word mostly used by Afrikaans speaking people that means friend or brother, depending on the context.
Listen here, boet. I will moer you.
Igqwirha is a Xhosa term for someone who practices witchcraft (a witch).
Ligqwirha ke la sisi
That woman is a witch.
Isishumane or sishimane is a South African term used to refer to a single person who is not single by choice. It is mostly used in a mocking manner.
Aisuka, that one sisishumane esikhulu.
Black Magic, also known as witchcraft is usage of supernatural power for evil and selfish purposes and to perform malicious practice to destroy someone physically or mentally or financially.
They use black magic a lot in Limpopo
Gqirhy or gqwirhi is an informal Xhosa term used to refer to jealous or black magic tendencies.
I bought this car last month and today someone stole it. Yhu ni gqwirhy kulendawo
Injibhabha is a Xhosa term that is mostly used by women to refer to loss of hair (in women) on the side of the hair. Or just woman becoming bald.
Yho seyonjibhabha kusisi wakho
Unotshe is a Xhosa interjection that means never or can be used as "over my dead body". It is pronounced as uno-chair.
I will not allow you to marry my daughter. Unotshe!
In Xhosa, umgqakhwe is a derogatory term used to refer to someone born out of wedlock.
"Makungangeni mgqakhwe ebandleni likaYehova; nesizukulwana sawo seshumi masingangeni ebandleni likaYehova." - deuteronomy 23
"No one born of a forbidden marriage nor any of his descendants may enter the assembly of the LORD, even down to the tenth generation."
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