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#bwela

verb come

#choka

leave

(Shona) nyanga

#jejela, zizila

adjective cold (of weather)

#nango

some

#phseyama

verb lie (on side, recline)

#senzeka

play

(Shona) tsoka

#tuma

send

(Shona) -fema

#yima

stop

(Shona) -dambura

achule

frogs

achunzu

hawks

adziche

widows

akamba

tortoises

akamba wam’madzi

turtles

akazi

women

atebzala

father-in-law

atsikana

girls

azimano

younger brothers

azisekulu

maternal uncles

aziyavu

maternal grandfathers

bzifuwa

coughs

(Shona) sino

bzigowa

valleys

bzinyama

animals

chiwisi

raw

chonzi

wind

chulu

ant hill

dotha

noun ash(es)

famba

verb (imperative) walk

golide,golo

gold

icho,iyo, ako

kakonokoto

elbow

(Shona) -pisa

kamadzi

river

khamu

comb

khosi

noun neck (not nape)

khoso

rat

khumi

ten

kubisalila

lie (in ambush)

(Shona) nhenga

kugonana

copulate (have sex with)

(Shona) ese

kugopa

scared

kunoka

deep

kupapatidza, kuphsinya

squeeze

(Shona) -rova, -bhura

kupfeluka

boiled

kupukuta

wipe

(Shona) -taura, -ti

kuthuma

heat

(Shona) rutanda

kuvulika

wide

kuvuma

weak

kuyita nthiki

have hiccups

(Shona) muti

luwa

flower

luwale

rock

madokelo

west

mafigu

bananas

mafuta

fat

makhamu

combs

makumi mapfembe

ninety

mambo

chief

mapasa

twin

mapristi

priests

matengela

feathers

mathambiko

ladder

mayinza

summer

mbava

thief

mbewa

mice

mbewa

mouse

mbudu

mosquitoes

mipsapsayila

trails

misewe

arrows

mpristi

priest

mpsampsayila

trail

munga

thorn

munthu

noun person (individual human)

mvuu

hippopotamuses

mwana

child

mwezi

month

mwezi

moons

n’nchenje

ant

ndebvu

beards

(Shona) rwizi

ng’ombe

cow

nkhandwe

jackal

nkhawa, malilo

death

(Shona) aisi

nkhuku

chicken

nkusha

son-in-law

nthawa

bags

ntsawawa

noun louse

ntsiku zentse

every day

ntsiye

eyebrows

(Shona) -girini

ntswanda

basket

nyanga yanzou

tusk

nyimbo

song

pakuti

because

pamwepo

then

pfumbi

dust

tani

how

tapsva namphepo

listenloadingplaying

phrase we are burnt with air (the phrase a groom uses to ask for a bride to come with him)

thama

cheek

(Shona) huruva

thambo yawutati

bowstring

thandawude

spider

thika

hyena

tsano

brother-in-law

tsuku

listenloadingplaying

noun breast (female)

(Shona) zamu

wentse

both

yinde

yes