• noun , class(5)
  • synonyms:
  • dialects/origins: Karanga
English translation
yam
A large, esculent, farinaceous tuber of various climbing plants of the genus Dioscorea; also, the plants themselves. Mostly natives of warm climates. The plants have netted-veined, petioled leaves, and pods with three broad wings. The commonest species is D. sativa, but several others are cultivated.
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
bura iri this yam
bura iro that yam
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
bura rangu my yam
bura rako your yam (singular)
bura renyu your yam (plural)
bura rake his/her yam
bura redu our yam
bura racho its yam
bura ravo their yam
last updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 12:01:59 PM Central European Summer Time


  • verb
  • synonyms:
  • dialects/origins: Karanga, Korekore, Manyika, Zezuru
Remove cooking object from fire or kiln.
Imperative example
Shona English
bura bura (singular)
burai bura (plural)
Simple future tense example
Shona English
Ndicha bura I will bura
ucha bura you will bura (singular)
mucha bura you will bura (plural)
acha bura he/she will bura
ticha bura we will bura
vacha bura they will bura
chicha bura it will bura
last updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 12:01:59 PM Central European Summer Time

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