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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 7 - Greetings between two children: Kumhoresana pakati pevana vaviri

Greetings are normally accompanied with a handshake. Greetings will vary according to the seniority of the people.

The following dialogue could equally apply to adults who are of the same seniority eg friends of the same age.

A: Hello - Mhoro
B: Hello. How are you? - Mhoro. Wakadii zvako?
A: I am fine and you? - Ndiripo kana wakadiiiwo?
B: I am fine - Ndiripo zvangu