March 7, 2017

Beginner's Shona (Chishona) by Aquilina Mawadza

By Aquilina Mawadza

The fundamentals of Chishona, the main extensively spoken kind of Shona, are taught the following in 12 accomplished classes. every one lesson contains a perform discussion, vocabulary, grammar factors, and assessment routines.

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Negative commands are formed as follows: basic subject prefix + sa + verb stem (ending -e) U + sa + fambe = Usafambe! ) Mu + sa + fambe = Musafambe! ) U + sa + dye Mu + sa + dye = Usadye! ) = Musadye! ) (pi) LESSON Two 49 The Verbs "to be" and "to have" and Negation • JfcurTtobe" The verb "to be" takes the -ri form with the first and second persons. ) This verb is used to express gender, race, status, profession, nationality and religion. Hence it is used for self-identification. construction: basic subject prefix + -ri Singular Ndiri (I am) Uri (You are) Plural Tin (We are) Muri (You are) EXAMPLES: Ndiri Ndiri Ndiri Ndiri Ndiri mukadzi.

Mabhazi anoenda kuZengeza anowanikwa kupi? PaCharge Office. Ndatenda. Zvakanaka.

Where do your parents live? CHIPO: My parents live in Chivhu. AMAI: What do you study at the University? CHIPO: I am doing a degree in Shona. AMAI: All right. M BEGINNER'S SHONA VOCABULARY amai ari chii? Chipo dhigirii ishamwari kana kubva kuChivhu kudzidza kufara kugara kuita kuna kunzi kupi? kusuma kuswera kuUniversity kuziva masikati mwanangu mwanasikana ndiri neniwo reChiShona sei? shamwari Tendai uye uyu mother she is what? personal name degree he / she / it is my friend if to come from from Chivhu (place name) to learn / study to be happy to live / stay / sit to do to (a person) to be called where?

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