• English word lie in the Shona Dictionary
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/ɲépa/


  • verb
  • synonyms: ,
  • dialects/origins: Karanga, Korekore, Manyika, Zezuru
English translation
To utter falsehood with an intention to deceive; to say or do that which is intended to deceive another, when he a right to know the truth, or when morality requires a just representation.
Imperative example
Shona English
nyepa lie (singular)
nyepai lie (plural)
Simple future tense example
Shona English
Ndicha nyepa I will lie
ucha nyepa you will lie (singular)
mucha nyepa you will lie (plural)
acha nyepa he/she will lie
ticha nyepa we will lie
vacha nyepa they will lie
chicha nyepa it will lie
last updated: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 9:48:38 AM Central European Standard Time


/raʃuka/


  • verb
  • synonyms:
  • dialects/origins: Zezuru
English translation
To lay at rest; to cause to be calm or quiet; to compose; to rest, – often reflexive; as, to repose one's self on a couch.
Imperative example
Shona English
rashuka lie (singular)
rashukai lie (plural)
Simple future tense example
Shona English
Ndicha rashuka I will lie
ucha rashuka you will lie (singular)
mucha rashuka you will lie (plural)
acha rashuka he/she will lie
ticha rashuka we will lie
vacha rashuka they will lie
chicha rashuka it will lie
last updated: Friday, September 6, 2019 at 4:22:48 PM Central European Summer Time


/t͡ʃiɲépó/


  • noun , class(7)
  • synonyms: ,
  • dialects/origins: Standard Shona
English translation
A falsehood uttered or acted for the purpose of deception; an intentional violation of truth; an untruth spoken with the intention to deceive.
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
chinyepo ichi this lie
chinyepo icho that lie
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
chinyepo changu my lie
chinyepo chako your lie (singular)
chinyepo chenyu your lie (plural)
chinyepo chake his/her lie
chinyepo chedu our lie
chinyepo chacho its lie
chinyepo chavo their lie
last updated: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 12:31:34 AM Central European Standard Time

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