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#1: I am Grateful – Ndiyabulela

Phrase Breakdown:

ndi – prefix for I / I’m
(alternative:  si – prefix for we) 
ya – a construct with no direct translation, but indicates present tense.
bulela – verb for grateful

Pronounciation Guide:  
– Pronounce the first two together as if saying the country “India”, then add “boo – le – la”.
– the accent in xhosa is on the second last syllable “le” – you stretch it out slightly – “in di ya bu leee la”
 
Now listen to the audio file for proper pronunciation.  
 
 

I Am Grateful – Ndiyabulela by Ubuntu Bridge  
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I am Grateful – Ndiyabulela.mp3 (154 KB)

 

 
 
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