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#bwino, didi

adjective good

#fa

verb die

#funa

want

(Shona) -geza

#gaka

burn

(Shona) iyo

#gula

buy

(Shona) apo

#jejela, zizila

adjective cold (of weather)

#khala pantsi

sit down

(Shona) -nhuwidza

#lasa

stab

(Shona) -cheka, -kuma

#maliza

finish

(Shona) -dete, -nhete, -sunhu

#nyowani

adjective new

#patuka

turn

(Shona) -wa, -donha

#psa

hot, be

(Shona) ruva

#sankhula

choose

(Shona) kupi

#tota

wet, become

(Shona) -verenga, -rava

#tsamba

noun green (colour)

#tsenga, tafuna

chew

(Shona) chii

abethe

cockroaches

achule

frogs

alimi

farmers

amayi

maternal aunt

anana

elder sister

anyalugwe

leopards

azikazi

wives

aziloola

daughters-in-law

azinana

elder sisters

azisekulu

maternal uncles

bondo

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noun bone

bondo

ankle

(Shona) -tamba

bondo, pfupa

bzifuwa

coughs

(Shona) sino

bzipoko

ghosts

bzitanda

dead bodies

chapewu

hat

chidhala

old

chikulu

huge

chonzi

wind

dazi

bald

diso

noun eye

dzana

day before yesterday

gazi

noun blood

ichi,iyo, ako

icho,iyo, ako

ise

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pronoun inclusive we

khamu

comb

khumi nanayi

fourteen

kubala

give birth

(Shona) murume

kubva nyota

thirsty, be

(Shona) -uya

kudziwana

know each other

(Shona) mafuta

kufuna

need

(Shona) nzeve

kulungama

straight

kunama

lie (tell untruth)

(Shona) vhudzi

kunoza

sharpen

(Shona) -ziva

kunyelezewa

have itch

(Shona) sango

kuphikika, tokota

cooked

kusamba m’manja

wash hands

(Shona) -sunda, -sandidzira

kusawuka

poor, be

(Shona) gumbo

kusumusa

raise

(Shona) zamu

kuwola

rotten

kuyama

suck

(Shona) -baya, -junga

kuyikha, kuchengeta

save

(Shona) -pfira

ledzela

drunk, get

(Shona) shanu

mabanja

names (family)

madokelo

west

makoso

rats

makumi mapfembe

ninety

makumi matanthatu

sixty

makumi matatu

thirty

mambo

chief

mapasa

twin

matako

buttocks

(Shona) jecha

mathambiko

ladder

mathawale

ponds

mawutati

bows

mbwanya

mbwaya

dogs

michela

wells

minyanga

horns

minyoka

worms

mithayi

branches

mpsampsayila

trail

muzu

noun root (botanics)

mvuu

hippopotamus

n’nchenje

ant

nin’zakuwona mangwana

Tomorrow I will see you

ninkuwona

I see you

nkhala

old people

nsana

back

(Shona) jenaguru

ntsisi

verb kind

ntsodzi

roof

nyama

noun flesh (meat)

peno

shanu

five

sodza

hunt

(Shona) tambo

thangwe

why

towela

trap

(Shona) -sumuka, -simuka, -mira

tsamba

noun leaf (botanics)

uko, apo

there

ulibe kundiwona dzulo

You did not see me

ulupi

brain

(Shona) nyanza

usiku

noun night