• noun , class(9)
  • synonyms:
  • variant:
  • dialects/origins: Karanga, Korekore, Manyika, Zezuru
English translation
Any bird of the family Bucerotidae, of which about sixty species are known, belonging to numerous genera. They inhabit the tropical parts of Asia, Africa, and the East Indies, and are remarkable for having a more or less horn-like protuberance, which is usually large and hollow and is situated on the upper side of the beak. The size of the hornbill varies from that of a pigeon to that of a raven, or even larger. They feed chiefly upon fruit, but some species eat dead animals.
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
hoto iyi this hornbill
hoto iyo that hornbill
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
hoto yangu my hornbill
hoto yako your hornbill (singular)
hoto yenyu your hornbill (plural)
hoto yake his/her hornbill
hoto yedu our hornbill
hoto yacho its hornbill
hoto yavo their hornbill
last updated: Monday, August 5, 2019 at 2:22:33 PM Central European Summer Time

Shona word of the day

Shona Proverb

Pano da moyo nzira hai sviki.

Trending Shona Words

Trending English Words