• English word enemy in the Shona Dictionary
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/m̤aⁿɗu/


  • noun , class(9)
  • synonyms: ,
  • dialects/origins: Karanga, Manyika, Zezuru
English translation
  1. One who opposes, antagonises, or seeks to inflict, or is willing to inflict injury upon another, from dislike, hatred, conflict of interests, or public policy, as in war; one who is hostile or inimical.
  2. An opposing military force.
  3. A foreign state which is in a condition of open hostility to the state in relation to which the former is regarded, or a subject of such a state.
  4. That which is inimical; anything that is hurtful or dangerous.
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
mhandu iyi this enemy
mhandu iyo that enemy
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
mhandu yangu my enemy
mhandu yako your enemy (singular)
mhandu yenyu your enemy (plural)
mhandu yake his/her enemy
mhandu yedu our enemy
mhandu yacho its enemy
mhandu yavo their enemy
last updated: Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 8:21:27 AM Central European Standard Time


/m̤aⁿɗu/


  • noun , class(10)
  • stem :
  • dialects/origins: Karanga, Manyika, Zezuru
English translation
Plural of mhandu.
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
mhandu idzi these enemies
mhandu idzo those enemies
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
mhandu dzangu my enemies
mhandu dzako your enemies (singular)
mhandu dzenyu your enemies (plural)
mhandu dzake his/her enemies
mhandu dzedu our enemies
mhandu dzacho its enemies
mhandu dzavo their enemies
last updated: Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 8:21:27 AM Central European Standard Time

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