• Shona word shava in the Shona Dictionary
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/ʃaʋa/


  • noun , class(9)
  • adjective
  • dialects/origins: Karanga, Zezuru
English translation
A brownish or dull red of any description, especially of a scarlet cast rather than approaching crimson or purple.
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
shava iyi this maroon
shava iyo that maroon
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
shava yangu my maroon
shava yako your maroon (singular)
shava yenyu your maroon (plural)
shava yake his/her maroon
shava yedu our maroon
shava yacho its maroon
shava yavo their maroon
last updated: Friday, September 20, 2019 at 11:25:14 AM Central European Summer Time


/ʃaʋa/


  • verb
  • dialects/origins: Karanga, Zezuru
English translation
The act of foraging; search for provisions, etc.
Imperative example
Shona English
shava forage (singular)
shavai forage (plural)
Simple future tense example
Shona English
Ndicha shava I will forage
ucha shava you will forage (singular)
mucha shava you will forage (plural)
acha shava he/she will forage
ticha shava we will forage
vacha shava they will forage
chicha shava it will forage
last updated: Friday, September 20, 2019 at 11:25:14 AM Central European Summer Time


/ʃaʋa/


  • noun , class(1a)
  • dialects/origins: Karanga, Manyika, Zezuru
Person of Shava totem.
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
shava ava this shava
shava avo that shava
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
shava vangu my shava
shava vako your shava (singular)
shava venyu your shava (plural)
shava vake his/her shava
shava vedu our shava
shava vacho its shava
shava vavo their shava
last updated: Friday, September 20, 2019 at 11:25:14 AM Central European Summer Time


/ʃaʋa/


A variant of sorghum (medium height, dark-brown, closed head).
Demonstrative determiners example
Shona English
shava iri this shava
shava iro that shava
Possessive pronouns example
Shona English
shava rangu my shava
shava rako your shava (singular)
shava renyu your shava (plural)
shava rake his/her shava
shava redu our shava
shava racho its shava
shava ravo their shava
last updated: Friday, September 20, 2019 at 11:25:14 AM Central European Summer Time

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