Season 2 Episode 29
Welcome to today’s episode of Learn Africa where we’d be looking at some common phrases that would help you when you visit Angola.
The main native language spoken in Angola is Umbundu which is spoken by the Ovimbundu tribe that consists of a majority and some other tribes.
Below are some useful phrases in Umbundu language..
Welcome – Ukombe weya
Hello (General greeting) – Wakolapo (sg) / Wakolipo (pl)
How are you? – Wakolapo (sg) / Wakolipo (pl)
Reply to ‘How are you?’ – Ndakolapo (I’m fine) / Twakolapo (We’re fine)
What’s your name? – Velye olonduko vene? (frm) / Helye onduko yove? (inf)
My name is … – Onduko yange ame …
Where are you from? – Pi ofeka yove?
I’m from … – Ofeka yange …
Good morning – Utanya uwa
Good afternoon – Ekumbi liwa
Good evening – Uteke uwa
Good night – Pekelapo ciwa
Goodbye – Ndanda
Do you speak English? – Ove ovangula English?
Do you speak Umbundu? – Ove ovangula umbundu?
Sorry – Ngecele (sg) / Twecele (pl)
Please – Ndinge ohenda
Thank you – Ndapandula (sg) / Twapandula (pl)
Reply to thank you – Lacimwe
Written and edited by Ebenezer Oladokun