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#badwa

born, be

(Shona) ti

#bwela

#funa

want

(Shona) -geza

#gwa

fall

(Shona) -fara

#khala

verb sit

#khamula

comb

(Shona) sei, -ngani

#kondwa

happy

#lewa

talk

(Shona) -shambira

#menya

kick

(Shona) nyama

#ng’ono-ng’ono

few

#peya

grind

(Shona) hove

#phika

cook

(Shona) kwete

#yipa

bad

#yita mwawu

yawn

(Shona) -imba

achongwe

cocks

achule

frogs

akazi

women

alumbwana

boys

amano

elder brother

amuna

men

atsikana

girls

azisekulu

maternal uncles

aziyavu

paternal grandfathers

azondi

enemies

bondo

listenloadingplaying

noun bone

bvula, khundula

undress

(Shona) -bata, -pfunda

bzifuwa

coughs

(Shona) sino

bzingasi

how many

chisachila

nest

chitanda

dead body

diso

eyes

(Shona) -dema

dzana

hundred

gowa

valley

imwe

you (pl)

janja

noun hand

kagone

go to sleep

(Shona) mhuka

khamu

comb

khumi napili

twelve

kolo

baboon

kombe

fishnet

konzekela

prepared, be

(Shona) bapiro

kubzanya

press

(Shona) dumbu

kudziwana

know each other

(Shona) mafuta

kukumbukila

recognize

(Shona) moyo

kulimba

strong

kupatula

separated, be

(Shona) -seka

kuphewa

killed, be

(Shona) ropa

kuphuphudza

pass the night

(Shona) zino

kusamba m’manja

wash hands

(Shona) -sunda, -sandidzira

kusumusa

raise

(Shona) zamu

kutambila

receive

(Shona) chifuva

lopa

blue

makumi masere

eighty

mapili

mountains

mapompi

pipes

matako

buttocks

(Shona) jecha

matalala

hail

mathambiko

ladders

mbani

michela

wells

mimba

listenloadingplaying

noun belly (lower part of body, abdomen)

minga

thorns

mondo,madipa

spears

moto

noun fire

mpsampsayila

trail

mu

mulumbwana

noun boy

muzu

noun root (botanics)

mwezi

noun moon

n’chela

well

n’nchenje

ant

n’thayi

branch

ng’ombo

puddles

nin’zakupasa masheleni

I will give you the money

nkazi

female

nkhuku

chicken

nkhumba

pigs

nshowo

tribe

nthawa

bag

ntsawawa

louse, head

ntsomba

noun fish

ntswanda

basket

nyanga yanzou

tusk

nyimbo

song

nyuchi

bees

pamwepo

then

pantsi

ground

peno

pfemba

nine

phili

noun mountain (not hill)

pompi

verb pipe

sodza

hunt

(Shona) tambo

tali

adjective long (not ’wide’)

thandawude

spider

tsuku

listenloadingplaying

noun breast (female)

(Shona) zamu

upsa

grass

utati

bow

wana acheche

babies

wana wachilumbwana

sons

wuma, wumisa

adjective dry (substance)