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Lesson 3 : And, with and to have

Aims Of This Lesson

Communication :

Going with someone and by means off (with) a ... (bus)

Grammar :

And, with and to have, all using the -na-

By means of, using the -nga-

The use of -na- or -nga- and the merge of vowels

The use of hamba 'go or go with' and ya 'go to'

Comprehension

  • Dialogue

    Jabulani: Sawubona weSipho.

    Sipho: Yebo, sawubona.

    Jabulani: Uyaphi Sipho?

    Sipho: Ngiya esitolo.

    Jabulani: Uhamba nobani?

    Sipho: Ngihamba nomama. Sizothenga.

    Jabulani: Nizohamba ngani?

    Sipho: Sizohamba ngebhasi hhayi ngesitimela.

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    Vocabulary

    Zulu English
    Uyaphi? Where are you going?
    Ngiya I go to
    Esitolo to the shop
    Uhamba you are going
    Nobani? with whom?
    Ngihamba I go with
    Nomama with mum
    Sizothenga we will shop
    Nizohamba you will go
    Ngani? With what?
    Sizohamba we will go
    Ngebhasi by bus
    Hhayi not
    Ngesitimela by train

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  • Comprehension

    Namuhla asiyi esikolweni. Umama nobaba bathi bafuna ukuya edolobheni ukuthenga. Thina sithanda kakhulu ukuya edolobheni. Sivuka ekuseni bese siyageza futhi siyadla. Simelela ibhasi ngoba sihamba ngebhasi. Ubaba akanamoto kodwa unenqola nezinkabi.

    Edolobheni sijwayela ukubona abangane bethu basesikolweni. Bona baya futhi edolobheni nabazali babo ukuthenga. Uma ubaba unemali, unika thina imali ukuthenga amaswidi namakhekhe. Uma akanamali akasiniki imali ukuthenga amaswidi namakhekhe. Sihamba nabangane ukuthenga amaswidi bese sibuyela kubaba nomama. Abazali bathenga inyama namazambane nezinkwa notamatisi noshukela nemphuphu netiye nosawoti. Amanye amalanga ubaba usithengela izingubo zokugqoga. Uma siqeda ntambama ukuthenga, siya ekhaya kodwa manje asihambi ngebhasi kodwa ngethekisi ukuya ekhaya.

    Ngesikhathi sifika ekhaya sikhathele. Silambile futhi somile. Umama uqala ukuphekha. Thina sisiza ubaba ukubeka izinto ezithengiwe ekhishini bese siyadla. Ngo-9 siyalala.
     

    Questions

    • Benzani namuhla?
    • Bahamba nini futhi bahamba ngani?
    • Ubaba unani?
    • Babona bani edolobheni, benzani nabo?
    • Ngubani othenga inyama nalezi zinto ezinye? (Who buys potatoes and the other things?)
    • Ubaba wenzani amanye amalanga (some days)?
    • Bayangani ekhaya ngentambama?
    • Ekhaya benzani?

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  • Vocabulary
    Zulu English
    Namuhla today
    Asiyi we don’t go
    Esikolweni to school
    Umama nobaba father and mother
    Bathi they say
    Bafuna they want
    Ukuya to go
    Edolobheni to town
    Ukuthenga to buy
    Thina sithanda we like
    Kakhulu a lot
    Sivuka we wake up
    Ekuseni in the morning
    Bese and then
    Siyageza we wash
    Futhi and
    Siyadla we eat
    Simelela we wait
    Ibhasi the bus
    Ngoba because
    Sihamba we go
    Ngebhasi with the bus / by bus
    Akanamoto does not have a car
    Unenqolo he has a wagon
    Nezinkabi and oxen
    Sijwayela we are used to
    Ukubona to see
    Abangane friends
    Bethu our
    Basesikolweni from the school
    Bona baya they go
    Nabazali babo with their parents
    Uma if
    Unemali has money
    Unika thina imali he gives us the money
    Amaswidi sweets
    Namakhekhe and biscuits /cake
    Sibuyela we return
    Kubaba nomama to father and mother
    Inyama meat
    Namazambane potatoes
    Notamatisi tomatoes
    Noshukela and sugar
    Nemphuphu and maize meal
    Netiye and tea
    Nosawoti and salt
    Amanye amalanga some days
    Usithengela buys us
    Izingubo zokugqoga clothes (to wear)
    Siqeda finish
    ntambama in the late afternoon
    Kodwa but
    Manje now
    Asihambi we don’t go
    Ngethekisi by taxi
    Ngesikhathi at the time / when
    Sifika arrive
    Sikhathele we are exhausted / tired
    Silambile we are hungry
    Somile we are thirsty
    Uqala she starts
    Ukupheka to cook
    Sisiza help
    Ukubeka to put
    Izinto ezithengiwe the things which are bought
    Ekhishini in the kitchen
    Ngo-9 at 9 o’ clock
    Siyalala we sleep

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