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  1. About:

    • This Shona Dictionary has 34,721 unique Shona words.
    • This Shona Dictionary was last updated Sunday, November 23, 2014 11:36:31 AM Eastern Standard Time
  2. 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.

  3. Translation:

    To translate sentences and conjugated words/phrases use the Shona Translator.

  4. 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.

Charova sei chando chakwidza hamba mu muti.

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