Welcome to the third Shona lesson about nouns. This time we will first learn about fruits and vegetables, followed by grammar rules, then food items, finally a conversation in Shona to help you practice your daily phrases.
In general nouns refer to a person, an object, or abstract ideas. For example: a fast runner the noun is [runner] because it refers to a person. The examples below use nouns in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.
|Grammar + Rules - Shona|
|do you have milk?|
[verb + noun] une mukaka here?
|I have milk and coffee|
[preposition + noun] ndine mukaka nekofi
|he has three apples|
[number + plural noun] ane maapuro matatu
|she only has one apple|
[number + singular noun] anongova neapuro rimwe chete
|we live in a small house|
[adjective + noun] tinogara mumba duku
|I like our breakfast|
[pronoun + noun] ndinofarira kudya kwedu kwemangwanani
The following are nouns of food items that you might be interested in learning and memorizing.
Now we finally reach the fun part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.
|English - Shona|
|Do you speak (English/ Shona)? unotaura (chirungu/ chishona) here?|
|Just a little zvishoma|
|I like Shona ndinofarira chishona|
|Can I practice with you? ndinogona kudzidzira newe here?|
|How old are you? une makore mangani?|
|I'm thirty three years old ndine makore makumi matatu nematatu|
|It was nice talking to you ndafara kutaura newe|
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