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Shona For Beginners

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Title
Lesson 0 - Introduction to Shona Lessons
Lesson 1 - Shona Vowels and Pronunciation
Lesson 2 - Shona Pronouns
Lesson 3 - Shona Possessives
Lesson 4 - Common Shona Expressions
Lesson 5 - The Verb 'To Know', In Shona
Lesson 6 - Shona Greetings and Commonly Used Words
Lesson 7 - Shona greetings between two children: Kumhoresana pakati pevana vaviri
Lesson 8 - Shona greetings between an adult and a child: pakati pemhunu mukuru nemwana mudiki
Lesson 9 - Morning greetings between two children in Shona: kumhoresana mangwanani
Lesson 10 - Extended greetings in Shona
Lesson 11 - A Shona conversation between siblings and the verb 'to be'
Lesson 12 - Saying goodbye in Shona

Lesson 11 - A Shona Conversation Between Siblings, and the verb 'to be'

The following is a Shona conversation between two siblings (A and B) in the morning.

A: How did Mum sleep? - Amai varara sei?
B: She slept well - Varara zvavo /zvakanaka
How are things? - Zvinhu zviri sei?
A:How did Chipo spend the day? - Chipo aswera sei?
B:She spent it well - Aswera zvake
A: How are the children? - Vana vakadii/varisei?
B: They are fine - Varipo zvavo

The Shona verb 'to be', or 'kuve'.

A: How did Mum sleep? - Amai varara sei?
B: She slept well - Varara zvavo /zvakanaka
A:How did Chipo spend the day? - Chipo aswera sei?
B:She spent it well - Aswera zvake
A: How are the children? - Vana vakadii/varisei?
B: They are fine - Varipo zvavo