Jerry’s Stories: June

Proverbs are found in all languages. They act as colourful lessons, offering advice that’s passed down from generation to generation in the guise of a clever sentence or two. In English there is a well-known saying, ‘Too many cooks spoil the broth’, implying that some things are better done alone. The Zulu equivalent, as explained … Read more

Zulu Proverbs

The Zulu language is rich in proverbs, popular metaphorical sayings that “express a truth based on a shared experience of humanity” ( As is the case with many other languages, people often confuse Zulu proverbs (izaga) with idioms (izisho), but there are some basic rules to help you tell the difference between the two. One … Read more