English translation
lion
  1. A quadruped of the genus Felis, F. leo, the largest of all carnivorous animals, distinguished by its tawny colour, a full flowing mane in the male, a tufted tail, and the disappearance of the feline markings in both sexes before they arrive at maturity.
  2. Figuratively, a lion-like person; a man possessing the courage, fierceness, etc., of a lion.
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
shumba iyi this lion
shumba iyo that lion
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
shumba yangu my lion
shumba yako your lion (singular)
shumba yenyu your lion (plural)
shumba yake his/her lion
shumba yedu our lion
shumba yacho its lion
shumba yavo their lion
last updated: Monday, September 23, 2019 at 12:51:42 PM Central European Summer Time


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  • dialects/origins: Karanga, Korekore, Manyika, Zezuru
English translation
lions
Plural of shumba.
Imperative example
Shona English
shumba lions (singular)
shumbai lions (plural)
Simple future tense example
Shona English
Ndicha shumba I will lions
ucha shumba you will lions (singular)
mucha shumba you will lions (plural)
acha shumba he/she will lions
ticha shumba we will lions
vacha shumba they will lions
chicha shumba it will lions
last updated: Monday, September 23, 2019 at 12:51:42 PM Central European Summer Time

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