• Shona word nyenje in the Shona Dictionary
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/ɲéⁿɗ͡ʒ̤é/


English translation
Any species of the genus Cicada. They are large hemipterous insects, with nearly transparent wings. The male makes a shrill sound by peculiar organs in the under side of the abdomen, consisting of a pair of stretched membranes, acted upon by powerful muscles. A noted American species (C. septendecim) is called the seventeen year locust. Another common species is the dogday cicada.
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
nyenje iyi this cicada
nyenje iyo that cicada
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
nyenje yangu my cicada
nyenje yako your cicada (singular)
nyenje yenyu your cicada (plural)
nyenje yake his/her cicada
nyenje yedu our cicada
nyenje yacho its cicada
nyenje yavo their cicada
last updated: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 8:34:54 AM Central European Standard Time


/ɲéⁿɗ͡ʒ̤é/


  • noun , class(9)
  • dialects/origins: Manyika, Zezuru
last updated: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 8:34:54 AM Central European Standard Time

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