• Shona word nyezhe in the Shona Dictionary
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/ɲéʒ̤é/


  • noun , class(9)
  • synonyms:
  • dialects/origins: Karanga
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
nyezhe iyi this cicada
nyezhe iyo that cicada
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
nyezhe yangu my cicada
nyezhe yako your cicada (singular)
nyezhe yenyu your cicada (plural)
nyezhe yake his/her cicada
nyezhe yedu our cicada
nyezhe yacho its cicada
nyezhe yavo their cicada
last updated: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 1:22:30 PM Central European Standard Time

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