Chawa wana batisisa, midzimu haipi kaviri.

Shona proverb
word:


  • verb,

English translation
wait


Verb example: mirira


Infinitive: kumirira

Present

ShonaEnglish
Ndi Ndino miriraI I wait
u uno mirirayou you wait
a ano mirirahe/she he/she wait(s)
ti tino mirirawe we wait
mu muno mirirayou (plural/respectful) you wait
va vano mirirathey they wait

Present Continuous

ShonaEnglish
Ndi Ndiri kumiriraI I am waiting
u uri kumirirayou you are waiting
a ari kumirirahe/she he/she is waiting
ti tiri kumirirawe we are waiting
mu muri kumirirayou (plural/respectful) you are waiting
va vari kumirirathey they are waiting

Imperfect

ShonaEnglish
Ndi Ndaka miriraI I
u aka mirirayou you
a aka mirirahe/she he/she
ti taka mirirawe we
mu maka mirirayou (plural/respectful) you
va vaka mirirathey they

Imperfect (Today)

ShonaEnglish
Ndi NdI I
u you you
a he/she he/she
ti twe we
mu myou (plural/respectful) you
va vthey they

Future

ShonaEnglish
Ndi Ndicha miriraI I will wait
u ucha mirirayou you will wait
a acha mirirahe/she he/she will wait
ti ticha mirirawe we will wait
mu mucha mirirayou (plural/respectful) you will wait
va vacha mirirathey they will wait

Imperative

ShonaEnglish
u mirirayou wait
mu miriraiyou (plural/respectful) wait