Shona Phrases

Welcome to our seventh lesson about popular Shona phrases. This page will include greetings, questions, emergency and survival expressions, asking for direction, language practice, introducing yourself, holiday wishes, and finally some travel phrases.

Holiday Wishes
Shona
Happy birthday
makorokoto ezuva rokuzvarwa
Happy new year
makorokoto egore idzva
Merry Christmas
ivai nekisimusi inofadza
Good luck
tinokushuvirai zvakanaka
Congratulations
makorokoto

Travel Phrases
Shona
I have a reservation (hotel)
ndabhuka
Do you have rooms available?
mune dzimba dzisina vanhu here?
I would like a non-smoking room
ndinoda imba musingaputwi fodya
What is the charge per night?
imarii usiku humwechete?
Is this seat taken?
pane munhu here pachigaro ichi?
I'm vegetarian
handidyi nyama
Waiter
hweta
How much is this?
ichi imarii?
This is very expensive
ichi chiri kudhura chaizvo

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the phrases in Shona. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. The next lesson is below.

Shona Numbers   Shona Numbers

Shona Grammar   Shona Grammar


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