Submitting Shona Words
Help increase the Shona word list in the database for these Shona Language pages by submitting additional Shona and/or English words I omitted and their meanings. Omissions include instances where I did not cover all possible meanings of a Shona word where corresponding English words exist. This also includes words where there are errors in definition and/or usage. In that case, treat the word as a new word and include all possible meanings for the word in question. If there are Shona words I omitted and you think they should be included in the Shona words list. Follow the suggestions shown below.

Common words of foreign origin such as "bhureke" (small metal container with a handle and generally used for carrying liquids), "chigubhu" (canvas water cooler), "manyatera", "kwirimba", "fadhuku", etc., will also be considered if one would be hard pressed to find Shona equivalents. We need words applicable to every day conversational Shona or in story telling.

We are currently considering words beginning with letters a through m.

The "Used AS" and "Dialect" field shown in the table below are not critical. Add if available for completeness. You can attach the file to an email when done and I will include the words as soon as I can. I am not even halfway done putting words in the basic database. This is why there is a restriction on words being considered. Check from time to time for I will be expanding the list.

New Word Details
Shona Used As Dialect Meaning Plural Synonym Shona Example English Translation
tsika vt. KKoMZ step on     Shona sentence using first word English translation
tsika n. KMZ manners tsika tsana KZ Shona sentence using second word English translation
rinda vt.,vi. KMZ watch   tarira KMZ Shona sentence using third word English translation
rinda vt.,vi KMZ keep   chengeta KKoMZ Shona sentence using fourth word English translation
rinda n. K grave marinda guva MZ; bwiro K Shona sentence using fifth word English translation
rinda vt.,vi KZ cram   tsonyera KMZ Shona sentence using sixth word English translation
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Click this Abbreviations link to view the meanings of abbreviations used.

Submitting Shona Words
Help increase the Shona word list in the database for these Shona Language pages by submitting additional words I omitted and their meanings. Omissions may include instances where I did not cover all possible meanings of a word. In that case, treat the word as a new word and include all possible meanings for the word in question. Basic guide to submitting omitted words is on the Add Words page.

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