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Learn Xhosa - Theme 3

Learn Xhosa - Theme 3

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Numbers, days, months, seasons
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XhosaTheme 3:
 
Numbers, days, months, seasons
 
Numbers 
One InyeTwo MbiniThree ntathuFour NeFive HlanuSix NtandathuSeven IsixhenxeEight IsibhozoNine IthobaTen LishumiOne hundred Rand Ikhulu lerandiTwo hundred Rand Amarandi angamakhulu amabiniThree hundred Rand Amarandi angamakhulu amathathuFour hundred Rand Amarandi angamakhulu amaneFive hundred Rand Amarandi angamakhulu amahlanuSix hundred Rand Amarandi angamakhulu amathandathuSeven hundred Rand Amarandi angamakhulu asixhenxeEight hundred Rand Amarandi angamakhulu asibhozoNine hundred Rand Amarandi angamakhulu alithobaOne thousand Rand IwakaFirst corner Ikona yokuqalaSecond robot Irobhothi yesibiniThird street Istrato sesithathuFourth building Isakhiwo sesineFifth match Umdlalo wesihlanuSixth person Umntu wesithandathuSeventh church Icawa yesixhenxeEighth bus Ibhasi yesibhozoNinth month Inyanga yesithobaTenth day Usuku lweshumiOnce KanyeTwice KabiniLast Ekugqibeleni
Days 
Monday uMvuloTuesday uLwesibiniWednesday uLwesithathuThursday uLwesineFriday uLwesihlanuSaturday uMgqibeloSunday iCawaWhat is today's date? Ngumhla wesingaphi?Today NamhlanjeTomorrow Ngomso
 
Yesterday IzoloA long time ago Kudala
Months 
January uJanyuwariFebruary uFebhuwariMarch uMatshiApril u-EpreliMay uMeyiJune uJuniJuly uJulayiAugust u-AgastiSeptember uSeptembaOctober u-OkthobhaNovember uNovembaDecember uDisemba
Seasons 
Winter UbusikaSummer IhloboSpring IntlakohlazaAutumn Ukwindla
COMMENTS:
Days of the week 
The days of the week changed their original Xhosa names because of the Western influence of themissionaries. They brought along with them working days, i.e.
ngoLwesibini 
(the second working day -Tuesday),
ngoLwesithathu 
(the third working day),
ngoLwesine 
(the fourth working day),
ngoLwesihlanu 
(thefifth working day). Sunday became known as the day of going to church (
icawa 
), thus
ngeCawa 
.
Months in Xhosa 
Traditionally, the Xhosa named the different times of the seasons together with the various occurrenceswithin those seasons. July is
eyeKhala 
, the first month of the Xhosa year, so called because the aloes(
amakhala 
) are in bloom. The month of August is
EyeThupha 
which indicates that the trees have started tosprout. The word eyo
Msintsi 
is the name for September indicating when the coral tree is in bloom. March is
eyoKwindla 
, which is the beginning of autumn. Nowadays, the Xhosa names for months are based on theirEnglish equivalents; e.g.
uJanyuwari 
(January).
 XhosaVideo 3:
 
Numbers, days, months, seasons
 
A: TouristB: Xhosa speaker
 
Theme 3: Numbers, days,months, seasons
 
A: Ndifuna ukubukelaumdlalo wesibiniwanamhlanje.
I want to watch the second matchtoday.
B: Kulungile. Yi-R200-00.
Alright. It costs R200-00.

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