sawubona

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Zulu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of siyakubona (we see you).

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /sawuɓóːna/

Interjection[edit]

sawubona (to one person, to multiple people sanibonani)

  1. hello
  2. good day (good morning, good afternoon, good evening)

Usage notes[edit]

The singular form sawubona is used to greet a single person and can be used anytime of the day. You can use sawubona to greet people. For multiple people, sanibonani is used.