• Shona word nguva in the Shona Dictionary
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/ŋuʋa/


  • noun , class(9)
  • synonyms: , , ,
  • dialects/origins: Karanga, Korekore, Manyika, Zezuru
English translation
  1. Duration, considered independently of any system of measurement or any employment of terms which designate limited portions thereof.
  2. A particular period or part of duration, whether past, present, or future; a point or portion of duration; as, the time was, or has been; the time is, or will be.
  3. The period at which any definite event occurred, or person lived; age; period; era; as, the Spanish Armada was destroyed in the time of Queen Elizabeth; – often in the plural; as, ancient times; modern times.
  4. The duration of one's life; the hours and days which a person has at his disposal.
  5. A proper time; a season; an opportunity.
  6. The present life; existence in this world as contrasted with immortal life; definite, as contrasted with infinite, duration.
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
nguva iyi this time
nguva iyo that time
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
nguva yangu my time
nguva yako your time (singular)
nguva yenyu your time (plural)
nguva yake his/her time
nguva yedu our time
nguva yacho its time
nguva yavo their time
last updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 11:50:22 AM Central European Standard Time


/ŋuʋa/


  • verb
  • stem :
  • dialects/origins: Karanga, Korekore, Manyika, Zezuru
English translation
Plural of nguva.
Imperative example
Shona English
nguva times (singular)
nguvai times (plural)
Simple future tense example
Shona English
Ndicha nguva I will times
ucha nguva you will times (singular)
mucha nguva you will times (plural)
acha nguva he/she will times
ticha nguva we will times
vacha nguva they will times
chicha nguva it will times
last updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 11:50:22 AM Central European Standard Time

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