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.


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

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


Ikaka is a Xhosa term for shit or feces.

Uthetha Ikaka.
You are talking shit.


Ithuvi is a Xhosa slang term for shit or kaka.

Uthetha ithuvi.
You are talking shit.


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 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.


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 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 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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