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This is a list of common Xitsonga phrases translated to English.
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XitsongaEnglish
U ta vuya rini?When are you coming back?
U tekeleTook from
U tirha kwihiWhere do you work
U tshama kwiniWhere do you stay
U va na siku lerineneHave beautiful day
U va na siku ra kahleHave a great day
U vuya kwihi?Where are coming from?
U vuye na yiniWhat did you comeback with
U vuye riniWhen did you comeback
U wa ka mani xivongoWhat's your surname
U xi tivela kwini xibelanaWhere do you know xibelani from
U ya kwihiWhere are you going
Unga riliDon't cry
Uri yiniWhat are you saying
Uri yiniWhat are you saying
Va ala ku hi nyika maliThey don't want to give us money
Va pfukileThey are fine
Va vuye na yiniWhat did they comeback with
Vatswari va minaMy parents
Vusiku lebyineneGood night
Vuswikoti lebyikuluExceptional skills
Vutomi bya tikaLife is hard
Vutshila bya VutomiLife Skills
Vutshila ni mfuwo Arts and Culture
Wa hembaYou are lying
Wa rhandzekaYou are adorable/loveable
Wa rhandziwaYou are loved
Wa switwisisa xanaDo you understand
Wa wena hi ku titsongahataYours sincerely. Used generally in formal letters and emails
Xa minaMine

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