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#EverydayXhosa: "Kuyaphithizela" - meaning "It's busy" (Like the SA news cycle!)

2 July 2021 10:35 AM
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CapeTalk's Everyday Xhosa correspondent Qingqile Mdlulwa chats to Breakfast host Refilwe Moloto about this week's word: Phithizela.
  • Every Friday, CapeTalk's Everyday Xhosa correspondent Qingqile Mdlulwa teaches listeners a new isiXhosa word or phrase
  • This week's isiXhosa word is 'Phithizela', which means busy, frenetic, hyperactive, frenzied. Like the South African news cycle!
  • Listen to the audio above for the amusing isiXhosa lesson

This week's isiXhosa word is Phithizela (Phi-thi-ze-la), which means busy, frenetic, hyperactive, frenzied.

"It’s like Chicken Licken at month-end!", jokes CapeTalk's Everyday Xhosa correspondent Qingqile Mdlulwa. Busy nje, non-stop!

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2 July 2021 10:35 AM
Tags:
Qingqile Mdlulwa
Everyday Xhosa
Xhosa words

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