Practice and learn Xitsonga words, phrases and conversation

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Xitsonga will reach more South Africans than English in the Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces.

English
Conversation: Learn with people
Xitsonga
Mbulavurisano: Dyondza hi vanhu
Hello! (person)Xewani! (munhu)
Hello! (group)Xewani! (ntlawa)
How are you?Ku njhani?
I'm fine, thanks.Ndzi pfukile, ndza khensa.
I could be better.Ndza antswa.
And you?Wena ke?
I am well.Ndzi pfukile.
Goodbye (person staying)Famba kahle (munhu loyi a salaka)
Goodbye (group staying)Famba kahle (ntlawa lowu salaka)
Goodbye (person leaving)Sala kahle (munhu loyi a fambaka)
Goodbye (group leaving)Sala kahle (ntlawa lowu fambaka)
  
Anatomy: Learn with your bodyXivumbeko xa miri: Dyondza hi miri wa wena
HeadNhloko
Eye, EyesTihlo, Mahlo
Ear, EarsNdleve, Tindleve
NoseNhompfu
MouthNomu
TongueRirimi
Hand, HandsXandla, Swandla
Arm, ArmsVoko, Mavoko
Leg, LegsNenge, Milenge
Foot, FeetNkondzo, Mikondzo
  
Chess: Learn with your mindChese: Dyondza hi miehleketo ya wena
Chess Piece(s)(Tinconga ta) Nconga ya Chese
KingHosi
QueenNkosikazi
Rook (Castle)Rhuku (Khasele)
BishopBixopo
Knight (Horse)Mbhongolo ya Vukosi (Hanci)
Pawn (Soldier)Phoni (Socha)
BoardBodo
SquareXikwere
BlackNtima
WhiteBasa
Chess Move(s)(Mifambo ya) Mfambo wa Chese
Check! From Persian Shah (King)Kamba!
Checkmate! From Persian Shah (King) + Māt (Dead)Kamba no pya!
I take your piece.Ndzi teka nconga ya wena
Good move!I mfambo wa kahle!
I resign!Ndzi yimisa mavoko!
Good luck for the game!Tinjombo eka ntlangu!
Thank you for the game!Ndza khensa ntlangu!
  
Dating: Learn with your heartKu humesana: Dyondza hi mbilu ya wena
What's your name?Hi wena mani vito ra wena?
Can I get your number?Ndzi kombela ?
Would you like to get coffee?Xana u tsakela ku kuma kofi?
Would you like to go to dinner?Xana u tsakela ku ya edineni?
Would you like to go for a drink?Xana u tsakela ku ya kuma swo nwa?
Yes, I would.Ina, ndza swi tsakela.
No, but thank you.E-e, kambe ndza khensa.
You look beautiful.U languteka u sasekile.
May I kiss you?Ndzi kombela ku ku tswontswa?
I miss you.Ndza ku khumbula.
I miss you too.Na mina ndza ku khumbula.
I love you.Ndza ku rhandza.
I love you so much.Ndza ku rhandza swinene.
  
Top 10 Interview Questions: Learn for successSwivutiso swa 10 ra le Henhlahenhla swa Inthavhiyu: Dyondzela ku humelela
Tell us about yourself?Hi byele hi vuwena?
What are your main strengths?Xana hi swihi leswi u swi kotaka ngopfu?
What are your weaknesses?Xana hi swihi leswi u hlulekaka eka swona?
Why should we choose you for this job?Hikwalahokayini hi fanele ku hlawula wena eka ntirho lowu?
What is your salary expectation?Xana u langutela ku hola mali muni?
What are your hobbies outside of work?Xana hi swihi swihungasi swa wena ehandle ka ntirho?
Where do you see yourself in five years' time?Xana u tivona u ri kwihi eka nkarhi wa ntlhanu wa malembe?
Why are you leaving your current job?Hikwalahokayini u tshika ntirho wa wena wa nkarhi wa sweswi?
Why do you want to work here?Hikwalahokayini u lava ku tirha laha?
Is there anything that you would like to ask me?Xana ku na swihi kumbe swihi leswi u tsakelaka ku ndzi vutisa swona?

Formal Business Letter Xitsonga

Date:Siku:
Dear...Eka...
Yours Sincerely,Wa wena hi ku titsongahata,
   

Directions

NorthN'walungu
SouthDzonga
EastVuxeni
WestVupeladyambu
   

Days of the Week

SundaySonto
MondayMusumbunuku
TuesdayRavumbirhi
WednesdayRavurharhu
ThursdayRavumune
FridayRavuntlhanu
SaturdayMugqivela
   

  Months of the Year

JanuarySunguti
FebruaryNyenyanyana
MarchNyenyankulu
AprilDzivamisoko
MayMudyaxihi
JuneKhotavuxika
JulyMawuwani
AugustMhawuri
SeptemberNdzhati
OctoberNhlangula
NovemberHukuri
DecemberN'wendzamhala


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Or visit our site in Xitsonga: Vukorhokeri bya Vuhundzuluxeri bya Afrika-Dzonga

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