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?

Kaka

Ikaka is a term that means shit


Uthetha ikaka kwedini
You are talking shit young boy

Impandla

Impandla is a Nguni term for bald hair (when men lose their hair).


He's always wearing a cap because unempandla.

Izinyanya

Izinyanya is a Xhosa term for ancestors.


Ndiyabulela kuni zinyanya.

Unezothe

Unozethe is what Xhosa people say to refer to someone who is extremely annoying.


Yhu unezothe ke la bhuti.
That man is extremely annoying.

Zuka

A term we used to use back in the day to refer to the 50c coin. Ama2000 would not know it.


No one:

5 year old me: Ndicela noba yi zuka to buy sweets.

Ow

Ow is a term Xhosa girls use to refer to a boyfriend.


Ngeyam i-Ow, ndingalwa ndibebomvu.

Bhantinti

ibhantinti is another term for a prisoner.


He got arrested last year, libhantinti ngoku.

Skelm

A Skelm is a South African term for a tsotsi, rascal, thief, crook, all the baf things.


Get out of here, you skelm.

Ityala

In Xhosa, ityala can mean multiple things.
1. Ityala can mean debt.
2. Ityala can mean a case (court).
So it all depends on the context.


1. Ityala lam lakwa FNB yi R20 000.
(My FNB debt is R20 000).
2. Ityala lam licinyiwe namhlanje.
(My case was dropped today).



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