• English word child in the Shona Dictionary


English translation
  1. A male or female descendant in the first degree; the immediate progeny of human parents; a son or daughter: used in direct reference to the parentage of the person spoken of, without regard to sex.
  2. A very young person; one not old enough to dispense with maternal or paternal aid and care.
  3. A descendant more remote than the first degree; a descendant, however remote: as, mwana we Zimbabwe
  4. Figuratively, a childish man or woman; one who resembles a child in lack of knowledge, experience, or judgment.
  5. In general, anything regarded as the offspring or product of something which is specified; product; result.
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
mwana uyu this child
mwana uyo that child
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
mwana wangu my child
mwana wako your child (singular)
mwana wenyu your child (plural)
mwana wake his/her child
mwana wedu our child
mwana wacho its child
mwana wavo their child
last updated: Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 10:51:30 AM Central European Standard Time

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