Multilingual South African Dictionary

Multilingual South African Dictionary

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How to say I don't know in all 11 South African languages

How to say I don't know in all 11 South African languages

Date: July 2nd, 2015

The phrase ‘I don’t know‘ is used when you are letting someone know that you are not sure about what is being asked. You may also have no knowledge or opinion on a topic.

When someone asks you a question, of course, they want an answer. Our problem is, that sometimes we don’t have an answer for them, and saying “I don’t know” is not good enough.

Here is a list of how to say I don’t know in all 11 official South African languages.

1 English

I don't know

2 Afrikaans

ek weet nie

3 Ndebele

angazi

4 Xhosa

andazi

5 Zulu

angazi

6 Sepedi

ga ke tsebe

7 Sesotho

Ha ke tsebe

8 Setswana

ga ke itse

9 Siswati

angati

10 Tshivenda

a thi ḓivhi

11 Xitsonga

a ndzi tivi

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Nikiwe
January 29, 2016 9:27 am

Correction
Xhosa is “andazi”

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