Hierso

Hierso is a South African slang term that means "Here", "Right here". It is taken from the Afrikaans language.


"I'll be hierso goseng, wa nkolota" - Khuli Chana in No More Hunger

Dubane

Dubane is a slang term for the City of Durban. Used predominantly by the Zulu speaking population of KwaZulu Natal.


Hamb' obuza ngami in Dubane they know.

Amakhosi

Amakhosi is another name for the South African soccer team (Future African Champions) Kaizer Chiefs.


Amakhosi are getting a star when they win the finals.

Jaiva

To jaiva is to dance.


I need to learn uku jaiva.

Jiva

Jiva is a kasi term for dancing. It can also be spelt as Jaiva.


Ey wena uyathanda uku jiva.
You like dancing

Gwala

Gwala is a Nguni term for a coward.


Ey that grootman ligwala.

Sgantsontso

Isgantsontso is a buff person, more like a sgora.


Nonsense, utsho ngoba sisgantsontso

Zekethe

Is a hit song that makes everyone go crazy.


zekethe... zekethe... zekethe

Howzit

Common South African greeting that translates roughly as “How are you?”, “How are things?” or just “Hello”. It is derived from “How is it?”


Ola my bro, howzit there?

Gatvol

Is an Afrikaans term for complitely fed up or very upset.


I am gatvol with Kaizer Chiefs.



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