Cape Town

Cape Town is a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, on a peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain. It is the oldest and second largest city in South Africa, after Johannesburg.


I can't wait to go to Cape Town this summer.

Cherry

Cherry is a Kasi term to refer to a girl/female. It can also be used to refer specifically to a girlfriend


Ndikhumbula icherry yam ngoku.

Imedi

Imedi is a term, mostly used in Cape Town to refer to a girl or girlfriend.


Ndiyayithanda imedi yam bro.
I love my girlfriend bro

Mahlalela

Umahlalela is a Xhosa term for an unemployed person.


uRamaphosa uyamthanda umahlalela, uvele amnike iR350.
Ramaphosa loves the unemployed, he just gives them R350.

Mpama

Impama is a Nguni term for slap.


Ndizakufaka impama
I will slap you

Qhoqhoqho

Qhoqhoqho is a Xhosa term for the trachea (windpipe/throat).


Ndizakuqhawula uqhoqhoqho.
I will slit your throat.

Qaza

Iqaza is a Xhosa slang term for a shoe or shoes.


Ndibone enye iqaza egrand eSportscene.
I saw these other nice shoes at Sportscene.

Iyeza

Iyeza is anything and everything that heals.


Ina iyeza, sela iyeza.

Umgidi

In Xhosa culture, umgidi is the ceremony that's done to celebrate a boy or boys (mkhwetha) coming back from the mountain (initiation school).


I can't wait to attend umgidi ka Boy

Sibeko

Sibeko is a term that has been used to refer to a drunkard. This is due to a character from the famous South African sitcom, Emzini wezinsizwa, who was always drunk.
Now Sibeko is synonymous for drunkard.


Why did you give him money, don't you know he's a Sibeko?



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