Speak Local: TshiVenda

English                                  TshiVenda          

Hello                                     Aa( women)/ Ndaa ( Men)

Good bye                             Vhasale zwavhudi/ Nisale zwavhudi

How are you                       Hurini/ Vho vuwa hani/ no vuwa hani

I am fine                              Ndo vuwa zwavhudi

Please                                  Ndi khou humbela

Thank you                           Ndi a livhuwa

How much does it cost?  Ndi vhugai

Where is—–?                     Tshi gai/ vha gai/ u gai

NOTE – In TshiVenda, distinctions are made sometimes depending on the gender of the person speaking and also on the age/relationship of the person to whom one is speaking. For instance, women say ‘aa’ to greet people and men say ‘ndaa’.  Vhasale zwavhudi – is used to address older, married people; nisale zwavhudi younger people. Hurini and no vuwa hani, for younger people, vho vuwa hani, for elders…Tshi gai…when asking about where is a thing; u gai for a younger person, and vha gai when asking about an older person/elder. Other languages don’t differentiate…

Speak Local : SePedi

English                                  Pedi       

Hello                                          Thobela/Dumela

Good bye                                  Ga botse

How are you                            Le  kae

I am fine                                   Re gona

Please                                      Ke a kgopela

Thank you                               Kea leboga

How much does it cost        Ke bokae

Where is—–?                          E kae

Speak Local : XiTsong

English                         XiTsonga

Hello                                     Avuxeni/ Minjhani

Good bye                             Mi sala kahle

How are you                       Mipfuke njhani

I am fine                              Hi pfukile

Please                                  Ni kombela

Thank you                           Nzha khensa

How much does it cost?   I mali muni

Where is—–?                      Yi kwini