Shona-English dictionary

5000 Word Shona Dictionary

A great companion for Shona language learners, from beginner to intermediate level. Includes the most commonly used words in Shona today. You can view the PDF dictionary on your smartphone or your iPad (using the free iBooks app).

5000 Word Shona Dictionary


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5000 Word Shona Dictionary

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  • A PDF File for download

Key Features

  • Includes the most important words in Shona
  • Shona-English and English-Shona
  • Essential vocabulary marked in bold


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Online Shona dictionary

This Shona dictionary contains the 5000 most used words in Shona which are essential for day to day communication. Along with the meaning of the word, the dictionary will also provide usage examples.

imba yangu
my house
dzimba dzangu
my houses
imba yake
his house
Dzimba ndedzekare
The houses are old
Imba ino shava
This house is brown
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About Shona

About Shona

Shona belongs to the Bantu language family. You'd like to improve your Shona vocabulary? Download our Shona PDF dictionary now and learn new Shona words today!

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Basic words and phrases in Shona

Learn to get by in Shona with these useful words and phrases. These essential phrases cover everything from Shona greetings to business and workplace communications to love and dating.

Ndokuwona gare gare
See you later
Ndokuwona mangwana
See you tomorrow
Ndinokuwona manje manje
See you soon
Ndichakuona zvakare
See you again
Speak! Shona

Speak! Shona

Learn Shona now. You'll begin with simple Shona phrases and day to day vocabulary and advance at your own pace... seeing, listening and responding in Shona. Fun to use and also fun to learn! We are one of the few companies in the world offering a comprehensive Shona language course for Windows. If you have a Windows laptop, this will be an excellent way for you to learn Shona.

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You can learn Shona in just 9 easy steps.

You can go from beginner to fluent in Shona in a short time and our nine-step Shona learning guide will show you how. We'll be talking about Shona greetings, nouns, adjectives and verbs. The guide provides an overview of each step in the progression of skills needed to learn to speak, read and understand Shona.

Shona learning guide : Step 9

In the previous steps, you learned about Shona greetings, Shona nouns, Shona adjectives and Shona verbs. In this step, we highlight the use of possessive pronouns in Shona. You'll learn phrases like imba yangu, bhuku rangu and tafura yangu (my house, my book, my table). You'll also learn imba yako, bhuku rako and tafura yako (your house, your book, your table). You'll see an easy to follow lesson which includes numerous useful examples in both Shona and English. To get started with step 1, simply click the 9-step speedometer symbol.

On the Road! Shona

On the Road! Shona

Make the most of your trip to work by learning Shona words and phrases on the way. With this audio CD, you'll learn 1000's of Shona words & phrases in a very short time. The voice is in both Shona and English. Just listen, absorb and enjoy! We are one of the few companies in the world offering a learn Shona audio cd. If you have a CD player at home or in your car, this is the Shona course for you.

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