• English word May in the Shona Dictionary
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/Cɦiʋaɓ͡ʋ̤u/


  • noun , class(1a)
  • variant: ,
  • dialects/origins: Karanga, Manyika, Zezuru
English translation
The fifth month of the year, containing thirty-one days.
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
Chivabvu ava this May
Chivabvu avo that May
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
Chivabvu vangu my May
Chivabvu vako your May (singular)
Chivabvu venyu your May (plural)
Chivabvu vake his/her May
Chivabvu vedu our May
Chivabvu vacho its May
Chivabvu vavo their May
last updated: Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 8:10:41 AM Central European Standard Time


/ŋa/


  • dialects/origins: Standard Shona
English translation
of May
last updated: Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 10:29:19 PM Central European Summer Time


/ŋa/


  • verb
  • dialects/origins: Standard Shona
English translation
An auxiliary verb qualifyng the meaning of another verb, by expressing: (a) Ability, competency, or possibility; – now oftener expressed by can.
Imperative example
Shona English
nga may (singular)
ngai may (plural)
Simple future tense example
Shona English
Ndicha nga I will may
ucha nga you will may (singular)
mucha nga you will may (plural)
acha nga he/she will may
ticha nga we will may
vacha nga they will may
chicha nga it will may
last updated: Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 10:29:19 PM Central European Summer Time


/ŋa/


  • dialects/origins: Standard Shona
English translation
of Be
last updated: Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 10:29:19 PM Central European Summer Time

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