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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 - Greetings between two children: Kumhoresana pakati pevana vaviri
Lesson 8 - Greetings between an adult and a child: pakati pemhunu mukuru nemwana mudiki
Lesson 9 - Morning greetings between two children: kumhoresana mangwanani

Lesson 3 - Useful Grammar (Possessives)

Like pronouns, possessives like 'my' and 'your' change according to the relative age of the person whom you are addressing and where they sit in the family hierarchy.

  • My - angu
  • Your - ako (singular, informal)
  • Your - enyu - (plural/formal)
  • Its - acho (varies with the possessor)
  • His - ake (singular/informal)
  • His - avo (plural/formal)
  • Her - ake (singular/informal)
  • Her - avo (plural/formal)
  • Our - edu
  • Their - avo