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#bwela

verb come

#fika

arrive

#jejela, zizila

adjective cold (of weather)

#kha

alone

#lamuka

awake

#lota

dream

#manga

tie

(Shona) -gara

#menya

fight

(Shona) -diki

#menya

hit

(Shona) mudzi

#menya

kick

(Shona) nyama

#sankhula

choose

(Shona) kupi

#takula

take

(Shona) -chera, -tukumbam

#wona

verb see

#wuma

hard

abethe

cockroaches

adzidzi

owls

akamba wam’madzi

turtles

amuna

men

apayi

father

ayayi, nee

bethe

cockroach

bzinkwanisika

possible

bzitanda

dead bodies

bzizinji

chisu

knife

dotha

noun ash(es)

dzulo

yesterday

dzulo ulibe kundiwona

yesterday you did not see me

fala

word

gazi

noun blood

iye

kakonokoto

elbow

(Shona) -pisa

kamadzi

river

kamba

tortoise

khumu, goloso

thick

kubva njala

hungry

kubvumba

noun rain

kudyodya malutwe

salivate

(Shona) -sveta

kulungama

straight

kunama

lie (tell untruth)

(Shona) vhudzi

kunoka

deep

kupukuta

rub

(Shona) kudya, -dya

kutapila, kunzuna

sweet

kutunda

urinate (piss)

(Shona) -dvinya

kuwasha, kufula

wash clothes

(Shona) -pukuta

lilimi

noun tongue (anatomical)

makhamu

combs

maloto

dreams

mangwana

verb tomorrow

mapompi

pipes

matalala

hail

matengela

feathers

mathawale

ponds

mazimambo

chiefs

mbalami

birds

mbewa

mouse

minda

farms

minga

thorns

mishowo

tribes

mphako

cave

mpheni

lightning

mu

mulimi

farmer

munyoka

worm

mwala

verb stone

mwezi

month

nana

younger sister

nchala

claws

nchefu

eland

nchenche

flies

ndakupasa masheleni

I gave you the money

nin’zakupasa masheleni

I will give you the money

nkhala

old people

nkhandwe

jackal

nkhungwa

orphan

nsewe

arrow

nshowo

language

nsolo

noun head (anatomic)

nsomba

fish(es)

ntambo

noun cloud (not fog)

ntsato

pythons

ntsiku

day

ntsiye

eyebrows

(Shona) -girini

ntsiyentsiye

eyelash

(Shona) -yero

ntsomba

noun fish

ntswanda

baskets

nyama

animal

nyanga yanzou

tusk

nyanja

lake

nyuchi

bee

phaphilo

wing

posi

pusi

monkey

sondo

week

tete

thin

tulombo

insects

tumiti

sticks

ukushe

wool

unthumbwi

red ant

wachimuna

male