Hove dzino kwira dzine muronga.

Shona proverb

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1. word roots
This Shona Language Dictionary has Shona word roots only. This means words in the dictionary are not conjugated with respect to modifiers. For example the English word my's root in Shona is angu; angu is conjugated by a set of determiner modifiers {ch, ..., zv}. So my in Shona can be {changu, ..., zvangu}, depending on the class of the noun. The same can be applied to transformed verbs.
2. Translation
To translate sentences and conjugated words/phrases use the Shona Translator.
3. Note
* VaShona uses the grave accent, ` instead of single quotation mark, ' in spelling.

For example, the VaShona entry is N`anga instead of N'anga.


  • This Shona Dictionary was last updated January 19, 2014, 11:24 pm
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