Tyoka

Breaking into pieces


Ukadonha uno tyoka

JOMO

Joy Of Missing Out. Feeling content with staying in and disconnected as a form of self-care.
Antonym: FOMO


Ever since I stopped drinking, I moved from FOMO to JOMO.

Roomza

Roomza / Rumza is your roommate. It is mostly used to refer to res roommate or hostel roommate.


My roomza likes stealing my groceries.

Ku Bird

Ku bird is a term that means "it's bad". Like when the situation gets really really bad. People use "bird" because it sounds the same as "bad".


I only have R3.50 in my bank account. Ku bird!

Rra madumbu

It's a SePitori word used to refer to garbage collectors.


It's Wednesday today, bo rra madumbu ba tla.

Klipa

Refers to R100 (One hundred Rands. One Klipa would mean R100, 2 klipa - R200, etc.


Guy 1: How much did you pay for a box of cigarettes during lockdown.

Guy 2: I got this 20s for 2 klipa.

Hobosexual

A person who enters a relationship for the sole purpose of having a place to stay or avoid being homeless.


I just found out the girl I was actually a hobosexual.

Chakalaka

A spicy vegetable dish traditionally served as a sauce or relish with bread, pap, samp, stews or curries


A braai is not complete without chakalaka.

Amasende

A Xhosa/Zulu term for Balls (As in testicles, not a soccer ball).
Also see marete.


Amasende akho ayanuka.

Askies

Askies is an Afrikaans term for Sorry. It is however used informally in almost all the South African languages for apologising.


I didn't see you there, askies for stepping on you.



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