• verb
  • dialects/origins: Standard Shona
English translation
say
1. To utter, express, declare, or pronounce in words, either orally or in writing; speak.

2. To tell; make known or utter in words.

3. To recount; repeat; rehearse; recite.

4. To call; declare or suppose to be.

5. To utter as an opinion; decide; judge and determine.

6. To suppose; assume to be true or correct; take for granted : often in an imperative form, in the sense of 'let us say' ngati 'we may say,' tingati 'we shall say' tichati: as the number left behind was not great, say only five.

7. To gainsay; contradict; answer.
Imperative example
Shona English
iti say (singular)
itii say (plural)
Simple future tense example
Shona English
Ndicha iti I will say
ucha iti you will say (singular)
mucha iti you will say (plural)
acha iti he/she will say
ticha iti we will say
vacha iti they will say
chicha iti it will say
last updated: Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 10:29:19 PM Central European Summer Time


  • dialects/origins: Standard Shona
English translation
declare
To make clear; to free from obscurity.
last updated: Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 10:29:19 PM Central European Summer Time


  • verb
  • dialects/origins: Standard Shona
English translation
claim
To ask for, or seek to obtain, by virtue of authority, right, or supposed right; to challenge as a right; to demand as due.
Imperative example
Shona English
iti claim (singular)
itii claim (plural)
Simple future tense example
Shona English
Ndicha iti I will claim
ucha iti you will claim (singular)
mucha iti you will claim (plural)
acha iti he/she will claim
ticha iti we will claim
vacha iti they will claim
chicha iti it will claim
last updated: Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 10:29:19 PM Central European Summer Time

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