• English word hand in the Shona Dictionary
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/taᵐɓiɗ͡z̤a/


  • verb
  • synonyms:
  • dialects/origins: Karanga, Korekore, Manyika, Zezuru
English translation
1. To give or transmit by means of the hand.
Tambidza badza kuna nhingi.
Imperative example
Shona English
tambidza hand (singular)
tambidzai hand (plural)
Simple future tense example
Shona English
Ndicha tambidza I will hand
ucha tambidza you will hand (singular)
mucha tambidza you will hand (plural)
acha tambidza he/she will hand
ticha tambidza we will hand
vacha tambidza they will hand
chicha tambidza it will hand
last updated: Monday, March 9, 2020 at 12:20:05 PM Central European Standard Time


/t͡ʃaⁿz̤a/


  • noun , class(7)
  • synonyms:
  • dialects/origins: Zezuru
English translation
1. The end of the arm or fore arm from the wrist outward, consisting of the palm, fingers, and thumb, and fitted for grasping objects.

2. In anatomy., technically, the terminal segment of the fore limb of any vertebrate above fishes, consisting of three divisions, the carpus, metacarpus, and phalanges; the manus: the correlative of the pes of the hind limb. In this sense the term hand is used irrespective of modifications in structure or function.

3. The end of any limb which grasps, holds, or clings.
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
chanza ichi this hand
chanza icho that hand
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
chanza changu my hand
chanza chako your hand (singular)
chanza chenyu your hand (plural)
chanza chake his/her hand
chanza chedu our hand
chanza chacho its hand
chanza chavo their hand
last updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 10:43:18 AM Central European Summer Time

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