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Does the girl of your dreams speak Ndebele ?
Would you just like to be able to say something nice to them in their own language?
Or do you just want to get an impression of this wonderful language?
If you can answer yes to any of the above then NdebeleGirl is the app to solve your problem. This app, voiced by a genuine Nedebel Girl, is aimed at those who would like just a flavour of this unusual language. NdebeleGirl is a novelty phrase book containing over 200 phrases split into 12 categories such as Greetings, Complements, Couples and Medical.
Example phrases include :-
Can I take you out for a drink?
Are all Ndebele girls so pretty?
Please take me to the hospital.
I am allergic to nuts.
Are you going to church today?
Do you speak English?
It is aimed at people in a mixed relationship or anyone who has a general interest but no, or very little, existing knowledge. It is hoped that it might inspire users to learn the language.
Ndebele is spoken in three regions in South Africa and is also know as Matabele. The wording of some phrases vary depending on the circumstances they are spoken in, some examples of this are included within the application. The application also contains some phrases spoken at normal speed and more slowly, indicated by a small clock.
If you would like to make suggestions or required support for the application please contact :-
We are considering a Setswana version of NedebeleGirl. If you would be interested please let us know.
Updated to resolve minor issues
Ratings and Reviews
I felt there was such a limited amount of help out there in the U.S. to learn this very unique language. There is a wealth of information on this app. Thank goodness you can listen and hear the pronunciation along with reading the words, because what it looks like is not exactly what it might sound like. There is a great variety of sections to learn. I am so grateful that this is in my phone so now, I can learn on the go. Being in a mixed relationship, I certainly can feel more confident now.
Thank you!!! Please keep adding new stuff ;-)
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.