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Ndebele Translation January

January – uJanabari

Ndebele Translation February

February – uFeberbari

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March – uMatjhi

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April – u-Apreli

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May – uMeyi

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June – uJuni

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July – uJulayi

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August – u-Arhostosi

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September – uSeptemba

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October – u-Oktoba

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November – uNovemba

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December – uDisemba

ndebele months of the year
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Greetings & Conversation Ndebele Months
Ndebele Names Colours
Famous Quotes Days of the Week
Legal Terminology Measurements of Time
Sales & Marketing Medical Terminology
Personal Details Environmental Terminology
Mathematical Terminology Counting in Ndebele
Education - Textbook Units School Subjects
Measurements Banking
11 National Languages Demographics: Statistics SA*
   
Ndebele Greetings & Conversation (informal and formal)
English isiNdebele (Ndebele)
Hello / Hi (informal email) (conversational: all times of the day) Lotjhani
Goodbye To those staying: Usale kuhle (singular)
To those departing: Uhambe kuhle (singular)
Thanks Ngeyabonga, Ngiyathokoza
Dear... (formal letter or email) Othandekako...
Yours Sincerely... (formal letter or email) Ozithobako...
Happy birthday! Ilanga elimnandi lamabeletho!
Merry Christmas Ukresimusi omnandi
Season's Greetings Izilokotho Ezihle Zamaholdeni
   
Ndebele Translations for Colours
English isiNdebele (Ndebele)
Black Onzima
White Omhlophe
Grey [being translated]
Blue [being translated]
Green [being translated]
Yellow Otjheli
Orange [being translated]
Red Obovu
Brown [being translated]
Pink [being translated]  
     
Ndebele Translations for Directions
English isiNdebele (Ndebele)
Directions [being translated]
North [being translated]
South [being translated]
East [being translated]
West [being translated]
   
Ndebele Days of the Week
English isiNdebele (Ndebele)
Sunday uSondo / uSonto
Monday uMvulo
Tuesday uLesibili
Wednesday uLesithathu
Thursday uLesine
Friday uLesihlanu
Saturday uMgqibelo
 
Ndebele Months of the Year
English Modern Ndebele - Traditional isNdebele
January uJanabari - uTjhirhweni
February uFeberbari - uMhlolanja
March uMatjhi - uNtaka
April u-Apreli - uSihlabantakana
May uMeyi - uMrhayili
June uJuni - uMgwengweni
July uJulayi - uVelabahlinze
August u-Arhostesi - uRhoboyi
September uSeptemba - uKhukhulamungu
October u-Oktoba - uSewula
November uNovemba - uSinyikhaba
December uDisemba - uNobayeni
*Anglicised isiNdebele Gregorian Calendar used for exact dates in some style guides i.e. 5 Disemba 2013.
*Traditional isiNdebele Gregorian Calendar used as a preference by first language speakers. Ubiquitously used. Interchangeable with anglicised months.
 
Ndebele Translations for Measurements of Time
English isiNdebele (Ndebele)
second umzuzwana
minute umzuzu
minutes imizuzu
hour i-awara
hours ama-awara
day ilanga
days amalanga
week iveke
weeks iimveke
month inyanga
months iinyanga
year unyaka
years eminyaka
yesterday izolo
today namhlanje
tomorrow kusasa
   
Ndebele Medical Translation
English isiNdebele (Ndebele)
HIV I-HIV
human immunodeficiency virus ingogwana ebangela intumbantonga
child umntwana
infant isana
birth weight ubudisi bokubelethwa
sex ubulili
death ukufa
sanitation ihlwengiso
handicap uburhole
disability ubuqhwala
   
Ndebele Legal Translation
English isiNdebele (Ndebele)
Legal Komthetho
law umthetho
questionnaire irhelomibuzo
marital status amathatho
single nganamlingani
relationship ubuhlobo
partner umlingani
married uthetheko
separated hlukeneko
divorced hlukeneko
widow umhlolokazi
widower umfelwa
place of birth indawo yamabeletho
residence indawo yokuhlala
occupation umhlobo womsebenzi
employed sebenzako
race ubuzwe
religion ikolo
population group ubutjhaba
gender ubulili
investigation iphenyo
plaintiff ummangali
resolved case umraro orarululiweko
unresolved case umraro ongakararululwa
proxy umphenduleli
vote ivowudi
   
Ndebele Translations for Personal Details
English isiNdebele (Ndebele)
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Ndebele Translations for Banking Details
English isiNdebele (Ndebele)
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Ndebele Translations for Marketing & Promotional Material
English isiNdebele (Ndebele)
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Ndebele Translations for Mathematical Terminology
Ndebele Translations for Numerals 1-100
English isiNdebele (Ndebele)
one kunye
two kubili
three kuthathu
four kune
five kuhlanu
six sithandathu
seven likhomba
eight bunane
nine lithoba
ten isumi
eleven isumi nanye
twelve isumi nambili
thirteen isumi nantathu
fourteen isumi nane
fifteen isumi nahlanu
sixteen isumi nesithandathu
seventeen isumi nekhomba
eighteen isumi nobunane
nineteen isumi nethoba
twenty amasumi amabili
twenty one amasumi amabili nanye
twenty two amasumi amabili nambili
twenty three amasumi amabili nantathu
twenty four amasumi amabili nane
twenty five amasumi amabili nahlanu
twenty six amasumi amabili nesithandathu
twenty seven amasumi amabili nekhomba
twenty eight amasumi amabili nobunane
twenty nine amasumi amabili nethoba
thirty amasumi amathathu
thirty one amasumi amathathu nanye
thirty two amasumi amathathu nambili
thirty three amasumi amathathu nantathu
thirty four amasumi amathathu nane
thirty five amasumi amathathu nahlanu
thirty six amasumi amathathu nesithandathu
thirty seven amasumi amathathu nekhomba
thirty eight amasumi amathathu nobunane
thirty nine amasumi amathathu nethoba
forty amasumi amane
forty one amasumi amane nanye
forty two amasumi amane nambili
forty three amasumi amane nantathu
forty four amasumi amane nane
forty five amasumi amane nahlanu
forty six amasumi amane nesithandathu
forty seven amasumi amane nekhomba
forty eight amasumi amane nobunane
forty nine amasumi amane nethoba
fifty amasumi amahlanu
fifty one amasumi amahlanu nanye
fifty two amasumi amahlanu nambili
fifty three amasumi amahlanu nantathu
fifty four amasumi amahlanu nane
fifty five amasumi amahlanu nahlanu
fifty six amasumi amahlanu nesithandathu
fifty seven amasumi amahlanu nekhomba
fifty eight amasumi amahlanu nobunane
fifty nine amasumi amahlanu nethoba
sixty amasumi asithandathu
sixty one amasumi asithandathu nanye
sixty two amasumi asithandathu nambili
sixty three amasumi asithandathu nantathu
sixty four amasumi asithandathu nane
sixty five amasumi asithandathu nahlanu
sixty six amasumi asithandathu nesithandathu
sixty seven amasumi asithandathu nekhomba
sixty eight amasumi asithandathu nobunane
sixty nine amasumi asithandathu nethoba
seventy amasumi alikhomba
seventy one amasumi alikhomba nanye
seventy two amasumi alikhomba nambili
seventy three amasumi alikhomba nantathu
seventy four amasumi alikhomba nane
seventy five amasumi alikhomba nahlanu
seventy six amasumi alikhomba nesithandathu
seventy seven amasumi alikhomba nekhomba
seventy eight amasumi alikhomba nobunane
seventy nine amasumi alikhomba nethoba
eighty amasumi abunane
eighty one amasumi abunane nanye
eighty two amasumi abunane nambili
eighty three amasumi abunane nantathu
eighty four amasumi abunane nane
eighty five amasumi abunane nahlanu
eighty six amasumi abunane nesithandathu
eighty seven amasumi abunane nekhomba
eighty eight amasumi abunane nobunane
eighty nine amasumi abunane nethoba
ninety amasumi alithoba
ninety one amasumi alithoba nanye
ninety two amasumi alithoba nambili
ninety three amasumi alithoba nantathu
ninety four amasumi alithoba nane
ninety five amasumi alithoba nahlanu
ninety six amasumi alithoba nesithandathu
ninety seven amasumi alithoba nekhomba
ninety eight amasumi alithoba nobunane
ninety nine amasumi alithoba nethoba
one hundred ikhulu
   
Ndebele Translations for Publishing Terminology
Ndebele Translations for School Books
English isiNdebele (Ndebele)
Teacher’s Guide Umhlahlandlela kaTitjhere
Learner’s Book Incwadi yabaFundi
Workbook Incwadi yokuSebenzela
Grade iGreyidi
   
Ndebele Translations for Publishing - School Subjects
English isiNdebele (Ndebele)
Arts and Culture Ubukghwari namaSiko
Economic and Management Sciences ISayensi yezomNotho nokuPhatha
Life Orientation UkuJayela iPilo
Life Skills amaKghono wePilo
Literacy ILitheresi
Mathematics IMethamethiksi
Numeracy Iimbalo
Natural Sciences ISayensi yeMvelo
Social Sciences ISayensi yokuHlalisana
   
Ndebele Translations for Publishing - Textbook Units
English isiNdebele (Ndebele)
Term Ithemu
Unit Iyunidi
Units AmaYunidi
Activity Umsebenzi
Lesson Isifundo
page ikhasi
pages amakhasi
   
Ndebele Translations for Publishing - Curriculum Headings
English isiNdebele (Ndebele)
Assessment Ukuhlola
Informal Assessment Ukuhlola okungakahlelwa
Classroom management Ukuphathwa kwetlasi
Programme of Assessment IHlelo lokuHlola
Resources Imithombo
Learning Programme iHlelo lokuFunda
Systemic assessment Ukuhlola ngokulandelana
Integration Ukuhlanganisa
   
 
Ndebele Translations for Mathematical Operators
English isiNdebele (Ndebele)
addition ukuhlanganisa
subtraction ukukhupha
multiplication ukubuyabuyelela
division ukuhlukanisa
 
Ndebele Translations for Units of Measurement
English isiNdebele (Ndebele)
length ubude
millimetre imilimitha
centimetre isentimitha
metre imitha
kilometre ikhilomitha
millilitre imililitha
litre ilitha
litres amalitha
kilolitre ikhilolitha
hectare ihagere
Rands Amaranda
Cents Iinsende
milligram imiligremu
gram igremu
kilogram ikhilogremu
 
Ndebele Translations for Mathematical Objects
English isiNdebele (Ndebele)
object into
circle isiyingilizi
circles iiyingilizi
square isikwere
triangle uncantathu
cylinder isilinda
rectangle uncamane
sphere isifiyere
 
Ndebele Translations for Mathematical Measurements
English isiNdebele (Ndebele)
size ubungako
sides amahlangothi
corner ikhona
symmetry isimethri
 
Ndebele Translations for Ndebele Technology Vocabulary
English isiNdebele (Ndebele)
cellphone iselifoni
computer ikhomphyutha
laptop umtjhiningqondo ophathwako
mouse ikhondlwana
wireless ukurhatjha ngezizwambiko
printer isikhafulimtlolo
cable ikheyibuli
 
Ndebele Translations for Environmental Terminology
English isiNdebele (Ndebele)
water amanzi
   
   
Ndebele Translations for Schools Vocabulary Wordlist
English isiNdebele (Ndebele)
calendar ikhalenda
teaspoon utelebhula
bar code umtlolofihlo
question umbuzo
answer ipendulo
crayons Amakhrayoni
games imidlalo
school isikolo
plants iintjalo
livestock ifuyo
municipality umasipalada
   
Ndebele Mining Terminology
English isiNdebele (Ndebele)
mine imayini
gold igolide
platinum iplathinamu
diamond idayimani
   
 
English to Ndebele Translations for Famous Quotes & Proverbs
Nelson Mandela: "If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart." "Nawukhuluma nomuntu ngelimi alizwisisako, uyakuzwa kodwana nawukhuluma naye ngelimi lakhe lokho kwakhela ehlizwenakhe."
Charlemagne: "To have another language is to possess a second soul." [being translated]
Mahatma Gandhi: "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." "Kufanele ube litjhuguluko ofisa ukulibona ephasini."
Aristotle: "All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth." Boke ekhese bazindla ngobukghwari bokuphatha abantu banesiqiniseko sokobana ingomuso lemibuso lisime efundweni yelutjha."
Chinese Proverb: “Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.” "Nawungitjelako ngizokulibala; nawungibonisako kungenzeka ngikhumbule kodwana nawungibandakanyako ngizakuzwisisa."
 
Ndebele Given Names and their Meanings
Meaning in English Ndebele Women's Names
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Meaning in English Ndebele Men's Names