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#cheka

cut

(Shona) shoma

#khala

live

(Shona) mvere

#khala

verb sit

#lewa

verb say

#luma

#menya

fight

(Shona) -diki

#mwa

#ntse

every

#phseyama

verb lie (on side, recline)

#phsipa

spit

(Shona) -rwa

#psa

hot, be

(Shona) ruva

#sankhula

choose

(Shona) kupi

#sona

sew

(Shona) -nzwa

#thamanga

run

(Shona) -ruma

#thandiza

help

(Shona) muchero

#yimba

sing

(Shona) -funga

achule

frogs

akamba wam’madzi

turtles

akolo

baboons

alambwe

bulls

an’namwali, atsikana

virgins

anana

elder sister

anyakuyimba

singers

atebzala

father-in-law

ayayi, nee

azimedzala

mothers-in-law

azinana

sisters

azitiya

paternal aunts

azukulu

grandchildren

bondo lansana

backbone

(Shona) mwedzi

bzigowa

valleys

chapewu

hat

chibade

shell

chifuwa

cough

(Shona) mhepo

diso

eyes

(Shona) -dema

dotha

noun ash(es)

dzidzi

owl

dzina

adjective name

dzino

noun tooth (front, rather than molar)

dzulo

yesterday

gowa

valley

khosi

noun neck (not nape)

khumi nanayi

fourteen

khumu, goloso

thick

kubala

give birth

(Shona) murume

kuchucha gazi

bleed

(Shona) iwe

kudodoma

sad

kuduwala

sick

kudya

verb eat

kufesuka

ill, become

(Shona) ganda

kugonana

copulate (have sex with)

(Shona) ese

kunama

lie (tell untruth)

(Shona) vhudzi

kupfeluka

boiled

kuphikika, tokota

cooked

kuphsidigika

narrow

kuphwanyika, kusweka

broken, be

kusamba

wash self

(Shona) -kanda

kuyikha pamoto

set on fire

(Shona) -ona

lila

cry

(Shona) amwe

litsito

fence

mabanja

names

masuku

breasts

(Shona) ibwe

mazayi

chicken eggs

mimba

bellies

(Shona) dziva

minyala

stones

munda

verb, transitive farm

munthu

noun person (individual human)

n’chelo

fruit

n’chenje

white ants (termites)

n’dima

dark

n’nchenje

ant

ndakupasa masheleni

I gave you the money

ng’ombo

puddles

nin’zakuwona mangwana

Tomorrow I will see you

njila, nsewu, mpsampsayila

verb intr. path (road, trail; not street)

njili

warthogs

nkhanga

guinea fowls

nkucha

day after tomorrow

nkusha

son-in-law

nshowo

language

nthawa

bags

ntsato

pythons

ntsele

noun seed

nyalugwe

leopard

nyama

meat

nyanga

noun horn (of bull etc.)

nyanja

ocean, sea

nyenyezi

noun star

nzilawa

kudu

pfumbi

dust

sere

eight

thama

cheek

(Shona) huruva

thika

hyena

tsamba

noun leaf (botanics)

tukonokono

elbows

(Shona) rhodhi

tulombo

insects

uko, apo

there

unthumbwi

red ants

wamphamvu

powerful

yinde

yes