Thursday, January 3, 2013

A Lesson in Shona

How do you say......

This post is going to be short and sweet :)  We are doing a few projects today but the posts won't be ready until later so I thought I'd better get something out there in the blogosphere!  Let's learn how to speak in the main language spoken in Zimbabwe - Shona.
There are 3 official languages in Zimbabwe- English, Shona, and Ndebele, but Shona is spoken by over 70 % of the population. 

Here are a few common phrases and words then some beautiful pictures showing the amazing animals found in Zimbabwe!!

Hello = Mhoro or Mhoroi (if plural)
What is your name? = Unonzani?
My name is ____ . = Ndinozi ______.
Have a nice day = Uvenezuva rakanaka
Thank you = Waita zvako
I Love You = Ndinokuda
and the names of some of the animals, or mhuka -

cow = mhou
goat = mbudzi
chicken = hukwana
lion = shumba
cheetah = dindingwe
elephant = zhou
monkey = shoko
giraffe = twza
owl = zizi
zebra = mbizi

 Wouldn't it be awesome (and maybe a little scary) to be able to see these animals in the

P.S.  this is my 100th post!!
I might have to celebrate with
some Zimbabwean Food!!