Inganekwane

A fictitious story or a tale. Like those tales you'd hear about from parents/teachers/friends or read when you were younger.


"A man and his daughter were walking in the forest..."
Welele... inganekwane!

Nkantina

Marijuana, weed


We smoked nkantina last night

blikkie

A tin can.


Pass us the blikkie, bru.

Last number

Last number is a Kasi term for the best of the best, the top of the range, top class.


I'm buying the last number Kota.

Amazaza

Amazaza is a South African slang term for Sunglasses.


Why are you wearing amazaza at night?

Mpesu

Mpesu is a substance made from the bark of the Securidaca longipedunculata tree, which aids men in terms of obtaining an erection and other sexual problems such as weak eraction, early ejaculation, low sex drive. Mpesa can be Mpesu


/ɪmˈpɛsu/
My friend uses mpesu

Ukutula-tula

Ukutula-tula is isiBhaca word meaning to wander around.


Ebetula-tula yonke indzawo.
He was wandering all over the place

Gurans

Gurans is a slang term used by Cape Town Xhosa speaking community that means war between rival gangs or individuals.


Ingathi ikhona igurans between lamajita.
It looks like there is some war/conflict between those guys.

Hlamba iphepha

A tradition in South Africa that celebrates the end of exam season. It loosely translates to "washing the paper".
High school kids typically go on a drinking spree (underage drinking).


I can't wait for the exams to finish so that sizokuhlamba iphepha.

ASAP

ASAP is an acronym for As Soon As Possible.


I need to see you ASAP.



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