• English word good in the Shona Dictionary
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/naka/


  • noun , class(1a)
  • adjective
  • synonyms: , ,
  • dialects/origins: Karanga, Korekore, Manyika, Zezuru
English translation
Serving as a means to a desired end or a purpose; suited to need or requirement; fit; suitable; serviceable; advantageous; beneficial; profitable.
English translation
Full of beauty ; possessing qualities that delight the senses, especially the eye or the ear, or awaken admiration or approval in the mind. Naka is a generic word for that which is pleasant to the senses.
English translation
Pleasing by delicacy or grace; attracting, but not striking or impressing; of a pleasing and attractive form a color; having slight or diminutive beauty; neat or elegant without elevation or grandeur; pleasingly, but not grandly, conceived or expressed; as, a pretty face; a pretty flower; a pretty poem.
English translation
Foolish; silly; simple; ignorant; also, weak; effeminate.
English translation
Dexterous; skillful; handy; ready; convenient; – applied to things as persons.
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
naka ava this good
naka avo that good
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
naka vangu my good
naka vako your good (singular)
naka venyu your good (plural)
naka vake his/her good
naka vedu our good
naka vacho its good
naka vavo their good
last updated: Friday, February 7, 2020 at 2:55:33 PM Central European Standard Time


  • verb
  • dialects/origins: Zezuru
last updated: Friday, February 7, 2020 at 2:55:33 PM Central European Standard Time

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