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/kwanisa/


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


/kwanisa/


  • verb
  • dialects/origins: Standard Shona
English translation
an obs. form of began, imp. & p. p. of Begin, sometimes used in old poetry. [See Gan.]
Imperative example
Shona English
kwanisa can (singular)
kwanisai can (plural)
Simple future tense example
Shona English
Ndicha kwanisa I will can
ucha kwanisa you will can (singular)
mucha kwanisa you will can (plural)
acha kwanisa he/she will can
ticha kwanisa we will can
vacha kwanisa they will can
chicha kwanisa it will can
last updated: Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 10:29:19 PM Central European Summer Time


/kwanisa/


  • dialects/origins: Standard Shona
English translation
To give forth; to supply, yield, or produce as the natural result, fruit, or issue; as, grapes afford wine; olives afford oil; the earth affords fruit; the sea affords an abundant supply of fish.
last updated: Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 10:29:19 PM Central European Summer Time


/kwanisa/


  • dialects/origins: Standard Shona
English translation
Fit; adapted; suitable.
last updated: Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 10:29:19 PM Central European Summer Time

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