• English word nations in the Shona Dictionary
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/ɲika/


  • noun , class(9)
  • dialects/origins: Karanga, Korekore, Manyika, Zezuru
English translation
A tract of land; a region; the territory of an independent nation; (as distinguished from any other region, and with a personal pronoun) the region of one's birth, permanent residence, or citizenship.
English translation
A part, or division, of the people of the earth, distinguished from the rest by common descent, language, or institutions; a race; a stock.
English translation
The people of which make up the body of the nation, and which, under the national constitution, stands in certain specified relations with the national government, and are invested, as commonwealth, with full power in their several spheres over all matters not expressly inhibited.
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
nyika iyi this country
nyika iyo that country
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
nyika yangu my country
nyika yako your country (singular)
nyika yenyu your country (plural)
nyika yake his/her country
nyika yedu our country
nyika yacho its country
nyika yavo their country
last updated: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 1:46:37 PM Central European Standard Time


/ɲika/


  • verb
  • stem :
  • dialects/origins: Karanga, Korekore, Manyika, Zezuru
English translation
Plural of nyika.
English translation
Plural of nyika.
English translation
Plural of nyika.
Imperative example
Shona English
nyika countries (singular)
nyikai countries (plural)
Simple future tense example
Shona English
Ndicha nyika I will countries
ucha nyika you will countries (singular)
mucha nyika you will countries (plural)
acha nyika he/she will countries
ticha nyika we will countries
vacha nyika they will countries
chicha nyika it will countries
last updated: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 1:46:37 PM Central European Standard Time


/ɲika/


  • verb
  • dialects/origins: Karanga, Manyika, Zezuru
English translation
To plunge into anything that surrounds or covers, especially into a fluid; to dip; to sink; to bury; to immerge.
Imperative example
Shona English
nyika immerse (singular)
nyikai immerse (plural)
Simple future tense example
Shona English
Ndicha nyika I will immerse
ucha nyika you will immerse (singular)
mucha nyika you will immerse (plural)
acha nyika he/she will immerse
ticha nyika we will immerse
vacha nyika they will immerse
chicha nyika it will immerse
last updated: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 1:46:37 PM Central European Standard Time


  • dialects/origins: Standard Shona
English translation
last updated: Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 10:29:19 PM Central European Summer Time

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