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Khuluma Nathi (Archive)

In Khuluma Nathi you can expect top isiZulu student, Sky Tshabalala to teach you the isiZulu phrases you want to learn! Don’t miss the chance to improve your isiZulu in Khuluma Nathi with East Coast Breakfast.
Weekly Zulu South Africa Language Learning · Education
225 Episodes
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Sing: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Christmas is finally upon us! We thought why not sing our well wishes to you and yours. So this is how we sing the Christmas song in isiZulu. Enjoy this one!
20 Dec 2021 4 min

Say: Where is my gift?

During Christmas, some families have it as a prerequisite to have a gift before even coming to the lunch or dinner. They are still upholding one of the longest standing traditions of the world to gift each other something for Christmas. So, when this is something you do annually and…
13 Dec 2021 5 min

Say: When is the President talking?

Ever since COVID-19 started and we have been occasionally summoned to watch the President's address regarding the restrictions that will be followed to stay safe in the country. We now call these 'family meetings' even. Whenever there is conversation of a looming lockdown, this is a question most people will…
6 Dec 2021 6 min

Say: Do you have electricity?

Among some of the most said words in South Africa is the word 'loadshedding'. That is because we have learned to plan our lives around it at work, at home and for our social lives. So to always make sure that the next place you're going to has electricity and…
29 Nov 2021 7 min

Say: Where are you going this December?

Another week, another Khuluma Nathi lesson with uThisha Sky. Christmas is closer than we think and holiday plans are in the books for so many people. This year, especially, will see more people having extensive December plans because last year we had COVID-19 restrictions. So, if you are curious where…
22 Nov 2021 6 min

Say: Do you have my size?

With Black Friday happening soon, this is one of those things you would say to the store/floor assistants if you liked a certain shirt or shoes and wanted your specific size. So don't be scared to confidently ask for your size.
15 Nov 2021 5 min

Say: Is there someone sitting here?

The team have been flying in and out of Durban for the past few weeks. And with Keri Miller always having the worst experience in terms of the people sitting next to her, she always manages to sneak to a spot in the plane that has no one. She obviously…
8 Nov 2021 5 min

How to say: Can I please speak to the manager?

Another lesson with uThisha Sky! In today's lesson we teach you how to say something that so many people would like to ask when in restaurants or in shops when they receive bad service. You will love this one.
1 Nov 2021 3 min

Say: Which (soccer) team do you like?

With Sky having a horrible time on Monday following Manchester United's loss, it has become really important for people to find out which team other people support just to be insensitive. In this Zulu lesson, you get to learn how to do the courteous thing of asking which team someone…
25 Oct 2021 4 min

Say: "Don't forget to vote"

With the municipal elections taking place in South Africa on the November 1, 2021; it's best you remind your colleagues, family and friends to practise their right to vote. So here, this is how you say it.
18 Oct 2021 5 min

How to say "listen here, lie down here!"

Hey, class is in session once again! uThisha Sky is back with that Khuluma Nathi classes and lessons. He teaches Darren a line he wants to use on his dogs. It might just sound a little impossible and unreal but you can definitely get this one!
12 Oct 2021 5 min

Say: "Nice to meet you"

The final instalment of Sky Tshabalala's 'Khuluma Nathi' teaches you the perfect response to introductions. As it seems to be wedding season with bridal pictures flooding the different social media platforms, when your daughter or son introduces their partner this weekend at dinner YOU should know exactly how to respond…
21 Apr 2021 5 min

Say: "Sorry, I don't eat meat"

Given that South Africans love a good braai or as we like to call it - shisa nyama! But there are the select few who would choose to decline a big, fat steak and would rather settle for a leafy salad (and their numbers are growing). Of course, we're talking…
19 Apr 2021 5 min

Say: "What time does school start?"

If you don't know yet, DKS are busy hosting KZN's most exciting spelling bee - The Last Kid Standing. Seeing as all these fourth graders have to put their knowledge to the test and prove that they are the best speller, uThisha Sky Tshabalala thought it would only make sense…
13 Apr 2021 5 min

Say: "Can I please have a dozen (hamburger) rolls?”

We love the smell of braai in the evening! But there are also many other reasons why you would need a nice little roll. So why not use uThisha Sky Tshabalala's latest class to help you get that bread?! Make sure to listen to the full podcast so that you…
13 Apr 2021 6 min

Say: "Please take a picture of us?"

While selfies are still very much a thing in 2021, sometimes when you are traveling or visiting a new place you don't want a selfie to be the only memory you have. When you are in pairs or a group, one of you could take a nice picture but that…
6 Apr 2021 5 min

Learn how to pronounce isiZulu surnames

After uThisha Sky Tshabalala taught the class how to pronounce isiZulu place names, the students wanted more. Apparently, people have been struggling with some isiZulu surnames as well. Seeing as someone's name is quite an important part of their identity and self, we wouldn't want to insult anyone by getting…
5 Apr 2021 7 min

Say: "No thanks, I have my own bag."

With everything that's going on in the world, it's about time everyone came to the realisation that global warming, plastic pollution, and all those ad environmental things are a serious concern. uThisha Sky is hoping to do his part and help create awareness by teaching you how to say "no…
30 Mar 2021 6 min

Learn how to pronounce isiZulu place names

Sky Tshabalala is taking matters into his own hands because he is fed up with people mispronouncing the place names in KZN. If you live here you should be able to pronounce them the proper way so instead of leaving you to figure it out yourself, uThisha Sky is here…
30 Mar 2021 5 min

Say: "Do you have a business card?"

Many local businesses have been struggling throughout this pandemic and that's why it's more important than ever to show your support. Now, language doesn't have to be a barrier and you can easily ask for someone's contact details. How helpful! This might also be one of the most successful Khuluma…
24 Mar 2021 7 min
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