• English word dance in the Shona Dictionary
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/ɗ͡z̤ana/


  • verb
  • synonyms:
  • dialects/origins: Karanga
English translation
  1. To leap or spring with regular or irregular steps, as an expression of some emotion; move or act quiveringly from excitement.
  2. To move nimbly or quickly with an irregular leaping motion; bound up and down.
  3. To move the body or the feet rhythmically to music, either by one's self or with a partner or in a set ; perform the series of cadenced steps and rhythmic movements which constitute a dance; engage or take part in a dance.
Imperative example
Shona English
dzana dance (singular)
dzanai dance (plural)
Simple future tense example
Shona English
Ndicha dzana I will dance
ucha dzana you will dance (singular)
mucha dzana you will dance (plural)
acha dzana he/she will dance
ticha dzana we will dance
vacha dzana they will dance
chicha dzana it will dance
last updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 3:32:16 PM Central European Standard Time


/t͡ʃiɗ͡z̤anó/


  • noun , class(7)
  • synonyms:
  • dialects/origins: Karanga, Zezuru
English translation
The leaping, tripping, or measured stepping of one who dances; an amusement, in which the movements of the persons are regulated by art, in figures and in accord with music.
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
chidzano ichi this dance
chidzano icho that dance
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
chidzano changu my dance
chidzano chako your dance (singular)
chidzano chenyu your dance (plural)
chidzano chake his/her dance
chidzano chedu our dance
chidzano chacho its dance
chidzano chavo their dance
last updated: Monday, October 28, 2019 at 11:46:30 AM Central European Standard Time

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