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#gopa

fear

(Shona) -kora

#gulisa

sell

(Shona) -furidza

#jejela, zizila

adjective cold (of weather)

#khala pantsi

sit down

(Shona) -nhuwidza

#kondwa

happy

#ntse

all

#pasa

verb give

#phseyama

verb lie (on side, recline)

#psaga

find

(Shona) -pfupi

#sandza

vomit

(Shona) -kwiza

#tali

long

#thamanga

run

(Shona) -ruma

#welenga

count

(Shona) zhinji

#yamba

begin

(Shona) ndi, ini

#yimba

sing

(Shona) -funga

#yita mwawu

yawn

(Shona) -imba

abemphemwa

butterfly

abunyu

lizards

akombe

fishnets

akulu

elderly

alumbwana

boys

amuna

men

anana

elder sister

apayi

father

apayi

paternal uncle

apembele

rhinoceroses

ayayi, nee

aziyavu

paternal grandfathers

bawala

buck

bemphemwa

butterflies

bondo

noun knee

bzamphamphsa

crab

bzingasi

how many

chikulu

huge

dzana

day before yesterday

dzulo ulibe kundiwona

yesterday you did not see me

gazi

noun blood

imwe

you (pl)

kadebvu

chin

(Shona) mhute

khwapa

armpit

(Shona) -gwamba, -tonhodza

kubisiwa

hidden, be

(Shona) mhodzi, mbeu

kugonana

copulate (have sex with)

(Shona) ese

kukhupuka

rich

kulimba

strong

kunyado, mulamu

sister-in-law

kupfeluka

boiled

kupsipa

dirty

kupukuta

wipe

(Shona) -taura, -ti

kutali

far

kuthuma

heat

(Shona) rutanda

kutunda

urinate (piss)

(Shona) -dvinya

kuwuma

freeze

(Shona) murume

ladidi

right

m’mambondo

ankles

(Shona) -papama

madimba

verb gardens

mafala

verb words

mafigu

bananas

makoso

rats

makumi manomwe

seventy

maleliya

malaria

malitsito

fences

mapristi

priests

masondo

weeks

masuku

breasts

(Shona) ibwe

mawutati

bows

mazimambo

chiefs

mbwaya

listenloadingplaying

noun dog

(Shona) imbwa

michela

wells

mishowo

tribes

mphuno

noun nose

mu

mulumbwana

noun boy

muntambiliwa

You’re Welcome

munthu

noun person (individual human)

muti

three

n’dima

dark

nin’dziwa

I know

ninkuwona

I see you

njili

warthog

njili

warthogs

nkazi

female

nkhanga

guinea fowls

nomwe

seven

ntenga

listenloadingplaying

noun feather (large, not down)

ntsato

pythons

ntsiku

day

ntsiku

days

ntsisi

verb kind

nyalugwe

leopard

nyanga

noun horn (of bull etc.)

nzilawa

kudus

pamwepo

then

shamwali

friends

sodza

hunt

(Shona) tambo

sondo

week

tali

adjective long (not ’wide’)

thambo

rope

thika

hyena

ukonde

nets

wachimuna

male