Zodwa

Mentally challenged,crazy


Ngwanola o zodwa

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.

Andizi

I'm not with it


You want me to sacrifice my time for something that won't work out? Andizi shame

Izinyanya

Izinyanya is a Xhosa term for ancestors.


Ndiyabulela kuni zinyanya.

Danko

Danko is the same as Afrikaans word dankie which symbolises acceptance and appreciation, it basically means thank you.


The South African government said Danko to everyone who got vaccinated.

Mkhululi

A liberator, Someone who gives freedom


Uthixo nguMkhululi wethu

Umjolo

A Xhosa word for dating


Umjolo uzokulimaza mntase

Hierso

Hierso is a South African slang term that means "Here", "Right here". It is taken from the Afrikaans language.


"I'll be hierso goseng, wa nkolota" - Khuli Chana in No More Hunger



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