Breaking into pieces
Ukadonha uno tyoka
Joy Of Missing Out. Feeling content with staying in and disconnected as a form of self-care.
Ever since I stopped drinking, I moved from FOMO to JOMO.
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 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!
It's a SePitori word used to refer to garbage collectors.
It's Wednesday today, bo rra madumbu ba tla.
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.
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.
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.
A Xhosa/Zulu term for Balls (As in testicles, not a soccer ball).
Also see marete.
Amasende akho ayanuka.
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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