Sarha

Ukusarha is a slang term that means you are always asking for things from people. For example, you are always asking for free alcohol, you never buy.


Yho I don't wanna chill with that guy again, uyasharha.

Sikiphiko

To ukusikiphiko is when you are in the front seat of a car and have your elbow outside of the window.


Did you see him in his friend's car, ebesikiphiko and pretending not to see us.

Ijaja

Ijaja is a widely used South African slang term to refer to God.


I don't care what you say, ijaja is my witness.

Kaka

Ikaka is a Xhosa term for shit or feces.


Uthetha Ikaka.
You are talking shit.

Thuvi

Ithuvi is a Xhosa slang term for shit or kaka.


Uthetha ithuvi.
You are talking shit.

Xhosa

IsiXhosa is a Nguni language that is spoken in South Africa and some parts of Zimbabwe. It is the language with the clicks.


Ndithetha isiXhosa ekhaya.
I speak Xhosa at home.

Ingqithi

Ingqithi is a Xhosa custom of amputating the joint of the little finger, or of the ring finger on babies and sometimes adults.


My finger is like this because I have ingqithi.

Qabula

Ukuqabula is an informal Xhosa term for taking out babalaas. Basically the act of drinking the morning after a heavy night of drinking.


I'm dying from babalaas now, ndifuna ukuqabula.

Yihlo

Yihlo is a Xhosa term for father or dad. It can also used informally to refer to a male friend or male family member.


Hlonipha uyihlo no nyoko.
Respect your dad and mom.

Umkhonto

Umkhonto is a Nguni term or word for a spear (the weapon).


Ndicela undinike umkhonto wam.
Can you please give me my spear.



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