Isgaxa or isigaxa means Big news, like WOW, like Yhoo, like I don't believe it.

Everyday is a new sgaxa, I've run out of haibos.


A SePitori term for a beautiful or a hot girl.

My girlfriend ke chipi mara.


Jumpas means later on.

I will see you jumpas.


A nyatsi is a woman who is dating a married man. Sort of the same as a side chick.

No one:
Daily Sun: Korobela chased my nyatsi.


Used as a racist remark towards black people who behave like Caucasians (White people).  Derived from the coconut fruit - "brown on the outside, white on the inside".

What were you expecting from this one? He is a coconut anyways. 


irhem is a colloquial Xhosa term mostly used by ama dyan from East London (eMonti) to refer to sex or a vagina.

Bendisitya irhem izolo.

Family meeting

Whenever President Cyril Ramaphosa sets up a time to address the country about Covid.

There will be another family meeting, I hope he doesn't ban alcohol again.

Die poppie sal dans

Die poppie sal dans is a popular South African term that means there will be trouble or havoc.
The direct translation from Afrikaans is: The dolls will dance

Mom told them to take out the meat from the freezer in the morning and they forgot. Die poppie sal dans when she comes back from church.


Derived from a Xhosa term "andisamthandi" which means I love him/her so much.
Context is very important when it comes to this word because it also means "I no longer love him/her".

Girl: Is that your child there
Guy: Yes, that's my baby girl.
Girl: Yhu samthandi mntkbw


an affirmation, dismissal, exasperation or exclamation in different contexts

1) What are you doing lah?
2) No lah!

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