• English word iron in the Shona Dictionary
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/t͡ʃisa/


  • verb
  • dialects/origins: Zezuru
English translation
The most common and most useful metallic element, being of almost universal occurrence, usually in the form of an oxide (as hematite, magnetite, etc.), or a hydrous oxide (as limonite, turgite, etc.). It is reduced on an enormous scale in three principal forms; viz., cast iron, steel, and wrought iron. Iron usually appears dark brown, from oxidation or impurity, but when pure, or on a fresh surface, is a gray or white metal. It is easily oxidized (rusted) by moisture, and is attacked by many corrosive agents. Symbol Fe (Latin Ferrum). Atomic weight 55.9. Specific gravity, pure iron, 7.86; cast iron, 7.1. In magnetic properties, it is superior to all other substances.
Imperative example
Shona English
chisa iron (singular)
chisai iron (plural)
Simple future tense example
Shona English
Ndicha chisa I will iron
ucha chisa you will iron (singular)
mucha chisa you will iron (plural)
acha chisa he/she will iron
ticha chisa we will iron
vacha chisa they will iron
chicha chisa it will iron
last updated: Monday, November 4, 2019 at 3:02:26 PM Central European Standard Time


/aini/


  • noun , class(9)
  • dialects/origins: Standard Shona
English translation
The most common and most useful metallic element, being of almost universal occurrence, usually in the form of an oxide (as hematite, magnetite, etc.), or a hydrous oxide (as limonite, turgite, etc.). It is reduced on an enormous scale in three principal forms; viz., cast iron, steel, and wrought iron. Iron usually appears dark brown, from oxidation or impurity, but when pure, or on a fresh surface, is a gray or white metal. It is easily oxidized (rusted) by moisture, and is attacked by many corrosive agents. Symbol Fe (Latin Ferrum). Atomic weight 55.9. Specific gravity, pure iron, 7.86; cast iron, 7.1. In magnetic properties, it is superior to all other substances.
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
aini iyi this iron
aini iyo that iron
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
aini yangu my iron
aini yako your iron (singular)
aini yenyu your iron (plural)
aini yake his/her iron
aini yedu our iron
aini yacho its iron
aini yavo their iron
last updated: Friday, August 16, 2019 at 9:29:21 AM Central European Summer Time

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