• English word milk in the Shona Dictionary
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/mukaka/


  • noun , class(3)
  • synonyms:
  • dialects/origins: Zezuru
English translation
1. A white or bluish-white liquid secreted by the mammary glands of the females of the class Mammalia, and drawn from their breasts for the nourishment of their young.

2. Anything resembling milk in appearance, taste, etc., as the juice of the coconut and the sap of certain plants.

3. The spat before it is discharged from an oyster.

4. A slight cloudy opacity occurring in some diamonds.
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
mukaka uwu this milk
mukaka uwo that milk
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
mukaka wangu my milk
mukaka wako your milk (singular)
mukaka wenyu your milk (plural)
mukaka wake his/her milk
mukaka wedu our milk
mukaka wacho its milk
mukaka wavo their milk
last updated: Monday, January 20, 2020 at 9:49:15 AM Central European Standard Time


/kama/


  • verb
  • dialects/origins: Zezuru
English translation
A white fluid secreted by the mammary glands of female mammals for the nourishment of their young, consisting of minute globules of fat suspended in a solution of casein, albumin, milk sugar, and inorganic salts.
Imperative example
Shona English
kama milk (singular)
kamai milk (plural)
Simple future tense example
Shona English
Ndicha kama I will milk
ucha kama you will milk (singular)
mucha kama you will milk (plural)
acha kama he/she will milk
ticha kama we will milk
vacha kama they will milk
chicha kama it will milk
last updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 10:40:26 AM Central European Standard Time


/kama/


  • verb
  • dialects/origins: Zezuru
English translation
An instrument with teeth, for straightening, cleansing, and adjusting the hair, or for keeping it in place.
Imperative example
Shona English
kama comb (singular)
kamai comb (plural)
Simple future tense example
Shona English
Ndicha kama I will comb
ucha kama you will comb (singular)
mucha kama you will comb (plural)
acha kama he/she will comb
ticha kama we will comb
vacha kama they will comb
chicha kama it will comb
last updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 10:40:26 AM Central European Standard Time

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