This word can be used in any context. You can use it to greet, to say goodbye, to indicate you are happy. Etc.

Guy 1: Aweh bro, howzit?

Guy 2: Chilled bro, how about you?

Guy 1: Lekker bro.

Guy 2: Aweh!


A term Xhosa people use to refer to those small cellphones with no internet. Those phones you just use for calls and sms. They call it lepopotane in SePitori.

Yho mntase I saw his tilili hidden in the spare wheel of his car. Caba he didn't want me to see that he uses it for his hoes.


In Xhosa, umgqakhwe is a derogatory term used to refer to someone born out of wedlock.

"Makungangeni mgqakhwe ebandleni likaYehova; nesizukulwana sawo seshumi masingangeni ebandleni likaYehova." - deuteronomy 23
"No one born of a forbidden marriage nor any of his descendants may enter the assembly of the LORD, even down to the tenth generation."


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

Vrr phaa

Is a Volkswagen Golf car. It was named this because of the explosive noise it makes (vrrrrrr phaaaa).

He came in with a vrr phaa and all the girls went crazy.

Kreng Kreng

A new drug in Pitori that is 10 times stronger and addictive than nyaope.

Kreng kreng is finishing the youth of Pretoria


To hit someone to a pulp.

Don't try me, I will bliksem you.


That South African language with all the clicks. The people who speak this language think they breathe flavoured air

No one: Thabo: I only date Xhosa chicks even though I know they will suck me dry.


Isishumane or sishimane is a South African term used to refer to a single person who is not single by choice. It is mostly used in a mocking manner.

Aisuka, that one sisishumane esikhulu.


Khemi is a general slang term for muthi or traditional medicine.

He gets his girls using his khemi.

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