Sizakufunda amavocabulary lamhla ( we are going to learn some vocab today).
These are some isiNdebele words for your relatives:
My mother- umama
my father- ubaba
my brother- ubude
my sister- udadewethu or usisi
my grandfather- ubabamkhulu ( which translates directl as "father big")
my grandmother- ugogo
my younger brother/ guy cousin- umnawami (in Ndebele culture a cousin is like a brother/ sister)
my uncle- umalume
so "Unjani udadewethu?" means "How are you my sister?"
There is a difference between saying 'my father' and 'your/his father', and the same for mother. This is not commonly known by non-ndebele native speakers, but should be used.
Your/ his father- uyihlo
your/ his mother- unyoko
If you were to use a "your mama" joke, it is important that you don't end up insulting your own mama. These are some of the common relatives.
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