• English word caterpillar in the Shona Dictionary
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/sinini/


English translation
The larval state of a butterfly or any lepidopterous insect; sometimes, but less commonly, the larval state of other insects, as the sawflies, which are also called false caterpillars. The true caterpillars have three pairs of true legs, and several pairs of abdominal fleshy legs (prolegs) armed with hooks. Some are hairy, others naked. They usually feed on leaves, fruit, and succulent vegetables, being often very destructive, Many of them are popularly called worms, as the cutworm, cankerworm, army worm, cotton worm, silkworm.
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
sinini iri this caterpillar
sinini iro that caterpillar
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
sinini rangu my caterpillar
sinini rako your caterpillar (singular)
sinini renyu your caterpillar (plural)
sinini rake his/her caterpillar
sinini redu our caterpillar
sinini racho its caterpillar
sinini ravo their caterpillar
last updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 11:33:01 AM Central European Summer Time


/sinini/


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  • dialects/origins: Zezuru
last updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 11:33:01 AM Central European Summer Time

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