English translation
  1. A woman in relation to her child or children.
  2. Used as a title for a (married) woman, Amai Maposa, (Mrs. Maposa).
  3. Used as a epithet for a woman with children. Usually the Amai + first born's name, Amai Farai; where Farai is the name of the firstborn child.
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
amai ava this mother
amai avo that mother
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
amai vangu my mother
amai vako your mother (singular)
amai venyu your mother (plural)
amai vake his/her mother
amai vedu our mother
amai vacho its mother
amai vavo their mother
last updated: Friday, August 16, 2019 at 9:56:39 AM Central European Summer Time

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