• Shona word nyadzi in the Shona Dictionary
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/ɲaɗ͡z̤i/


  • noun , class(10)
  • adjective
  • dialects/origins: Karanga, Manyika, Zezuru
English translation
A painful sensation excited by a consciousness of guilt or impropriety, or of having done something which injures reputation, or of the exposure of that which nature or modesty prompts us to conceal.
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
nyadzi idzi this shame
nyadzi idzo that shame
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
nyadzi dzangu my shame
nyadzi dzako your shame (singular)
nyadzi dzenyu your shame (plural)
nyadzi dzake his/her shame
nyadzi dzedu our shame
nyadzi dzacho its shame
nyadzi dzavo their shame
last updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 3:49:20 PM Central European Standard Time


/ɲaɗ͡z̤i/


  • noun , class(10)
  • dialects/origins: Zezuru
English translation
A state of being embarrassed; perplexity; impediment to freedom of action; entanglement; hindrance; confusion or discomposure of mind, as from not knowing what to do or to say; disconcertedness.
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
nyadzi idzi this embarrassment
nyadzi idzo that embarrassment
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
nyadzi dzangu my embarrassment
nyadzi dzako your embarrassment (singular)
nyadzi dzenyu your embarrassment (plural)
nyadzi dzake his/her embarrassment
nyadzi dzedu our embarrassment
nyadzi dzacho its embarrassment
nyadzi dzavo their embarrassment
last updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 3:49:20 PM Central European Standard Time

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