Useful phrases in Tsonga

A collection of useful phrases in Tsonga, a Bantu language spoken mainly in South Africa, and also in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Swaziland.

To see these phrases in many other languages click on the English versions.

Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person)

Phrase xiTsonga (Tsonga)
(General greeting)
Ahee (reply)
Hello (on phone)
How are you? Ku njhani?
Reply to 'How are you?' Ndzi kona
Ndzi kona ndza nkhensa
Long time no see
What's your name? Hi wena mani vito?
U wa ka mani xivongo? (What is your surname?)
My name is ... Vito ra mina i...
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Pleased to meet you
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Good night Usiku lebyinene
Etlela kahle (sleep well)
(Parting phrases)
Sala kahle
Good luck Ndzi ku navelela mikateko
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Famba hi ku rhula!
I understand
I don't understand
Yes Ina
No E-e
I don't know A ndzi tivi
Please speak more slowly
Please say that again
Please write it down
Do you speak English?
Do you speak Tsonga?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Speak to me in Tsonga
How do you say ... in Tsonga?
Excuse me Ndzi khomeli
How much is this? Xana i mali muni?
Please Ndza kombela
Thank you Ndza nkhensa
Ndzi khense ngopfu
Reply to thank you
Where's the toilet? Xana xi kumeka kwihi xihambukelo?
This gentleman will pay for everything
This lady will pay for everything
Would you like to dance with me?
I miss you
I love you Ndza ku rhandza
Get well soon
Go away!
Leave me alone!
Help! Ndzi pfuneni!
Call the police!
Christmas and New Year greetings A ku vi Khisimusi lerinene naswona a ku vi lembe lerintshwa lerinene
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings Ndzi tlangela siku ro velekiwa
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?

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