Verbs

Kalanga Verb List

Kalanga verbs ordered alphabetically.

  • adzima -- lend; borrow
  • aina -- press; as of clothes
  • ainika -- be well ironed
  • akabala -- wonder; perplexed; amazed; hesitate
  • akugwa -- be enjoyed
  • akula -- to enjoy
  • alakana -- remember
  • alakanisa -- remind; advise; cause to remember
  • amba -- plead
  • ambaamba -- to grope; in search of something
  • ambadza -- clothe or help put on clothing
  • ambala -- to put on clothes or garments
  • ambuka -- clear up; as of smoke or clouds; come off; as a shoe
  • ambula -- to undress or take-off your clothes
  • amuchidza -- pay; as a salary
  • amuchila -- receive
  • amula -- relieve someone of some burden
  • anga -- freeze; congeal
  • angama -- float; be buoyant
  • angudza -- bathe someone; as a child
  • angula -- to menstruate; to bathe
  • angulanya -- to stop a fight
  • angulila -- help someone from being beaten
  • arametsa -- to cause to inhale medicinal fumes or steam
  • ashama -- broad; wide; open one's mouth; yawn
  • athula -- decide; judge; arbitrate; pass judgement
  • azha -- help someone
  • baakanya -- prepare; to repair; to make ready or set in order
  • baba -- to itch
  • babaila -- walk softly on account of tender or sore feet; walk stealthily
  • babatadza -- make to lie flat on the ground
  • babatala -- lie flat on the ground; as of some lizard
  • baka -- build; construct
  • bala -- read; count
  • balisa -- cause to read
  • bambula -- crucify; stretch out the skin of a slaughtered animal with wooden pegs in the sun to dry
  • bangalala -- be extreme
  • bat'ela -- to patch; as of a torn garment
  • bendzwa -- pout; push out the lips as a sign of contempt
  • benga -- make biltong
  • benga -- to hate
  • besa -- set alight; as of a fire; start a fire
  • bezha -- to curve
  • bgilila -- return; go back
  • bgililana -- re-establish friendship; re-establish diplomatic relations
  • bhabha -- carry a baby or another person on ones back
  • bhakhwa -- be arrested; be drunk
  • bhamula -- smack or hit hard with the palm of the hand
  • bhata -- to hold; touch
  • bhata-khole -- lead; as of oxen that are inspanned
  • bhatana -- hold each other; join together
  • bhatilila -- stand in for; assist a calf to suckle from a cow not its mother
  • bhatisa -- help someone carry something; to ask someone to run an errand for you; cause to hold; have someone arrested
  • bhatsha -- help; assist
  • bhatshanya -- to connect; join one to the other
  • bhatshila -- catch something on a trap
  • bhaya -- poke or pierce something; slaughter; as an animal
  • bhika -- cook; to question closely
  • bhizha -- leak
  • bhoma -- smear; as with body lotion; anoint with oil
  • bhomela -- smear cow teats with dung to prevent calf from sucking
  • bhonyongedza -- to make rough sketches; carelessly sown or knotted
  • bhuda -- to come out
  • bhuda-nkota -- to bleed through the nose
  • bhukucha -- to swim
  • bhula -- take (pot) off fire
  • bhuzwa -- ask; question; enquire; find out
  • bhuzwisisa -- make enquiries endlessly; ask many questions
  • bidwa -- ripen; be well cooked
  • bidwisa -- cause to ripen or get cooked; as of food
  • bidwisa-zila -- go regularly; visit very often
  • bidza -- cause to become sour; ferment
  • biga -- put ; store
  • biganya -- to keep safely; to bury; store away
  • biganyiwa -- be buried
  • bigila -- lay eggs; as of a hen; put away for
  • bigilidza -- lay-away; put a container underneath in order to catch whatever is being poured; engaged to marry
  • bika -- give a report; report a matter
  • bila -- boil; as of water
  • binga -- confront
  • bipila -- fit badly; as of clothing
  • biyapidza -- smoothen; to make smooth
  • bobola -- howl as of an animal
  • bodzeka -- cause something to rot
  • boka -- praise in song; to give thanks
  • bokolela -- cry out loud; wail
  • bola -- rot or go bad; as of food
  • bomba -- snarl; as an angry dog; roar; as a bull
  • bonya -- blink; as of an eye
  • bonyolola -- reveal; to tell of something private
  • bora -- bore; drill
  • buba -- lie down; as of a bird; a hare ready to run or fly away
  • budzulula -- speak scornfully; be spiteful; tell someone off
  • bukula -- bark; as of a dog
  • bulula -- livestock going out to pasture
  • bumbika -- be well-formed or well-shaped
  • bumbuluka -- roll on the ground or a flat surface
  • bunguka -- turn reddish of a stalk of a sweet reed as a result of a stalk borer
  • butha -- repose; rest; as of animals
  • buwa -- smear much
  • buya -- return; come back
  • buya-moyo -- feel nausea
  • buyilila -- repeat; return again
  • buza -- return something; bring back
  • buzilidza -- revenge
  • bza -- belch
  • bzala -- sow; plant
  • tja -- fear; have fear
  • tjatjama -- hiss or sizzle of something cooking; a painful ache as from a burn
  • tjaisa -- knock off from work; knock something; as with a car
  • tjakanyula -- chop or make something into small bits and pieces
  • tjechebuka -- look sideways; look behind; look over your shoulder
  • tjeka -- cut
  • tjekeledza -- go by a short route; take a short cut
  • tjekelela -- cut into small pieces; as of meat in preparation for stewing
  • tjekesa -- cause to cut up
  • chela -- draw or fetch water or any other liquid
  • chela -- pluck off; as of a fruit or greens
  • chelela -- draw water for someone
  • chema -- scream
  • chemela -- rebuke; reprove; scold; chide
  • chenama -- wonder; be surprised; be amazed at
  • chenesa -- make clean
  • chenesela -- clarify for
  • chengedza -- deceive
  • chengela -- cheat; deceive by promising and not performing
  • chengeta -- take care; take heed
  • chenjelela-ntome -- deceitfulness; slyness; be cunning; cheat
  • chila -- live; survive
  • chilianya -- lay across the other
  • chinga -- receive with both hands showing appreciation
  • chingama -- lie across; slant
  • chingamidza -- run across to meet someone; put by the fire
  • chingamila -- bask; as in the sun or by the fire
  • chingamisa -- cause to lie across
  • chinya -- spoil; destroy
  • chinya-buso -- show displeasure facially
  • chinya-ntumbu -- abort illegally; as when pregnant
  • chinya-zina -- defamation of character
  • chinyidzila -- spoil for someone; destroy something belonging to someone
  • chinyika -- become spoiled; be destroyed
  • chinyikigwa -- have a miscarriage
  • chipa -- cheap
  • chisa -- frighten; cause to be afraid
  • chiwa -- be feared
  • chona -- be penniless; be without money
  • chova -- to pedal; as a bike
  • chuludza -- cause to jump; cause to cross; skip; as with a monthly event
  • chuluka -- jump up or over
  • chuluka-chuluka -- hop about
  • chulukila -- jump onto
  • da -- love; like
  • dabila -- to answer or to reply
  • daka -- intoxicate; make drunk
  • dana -- call; draw attention to; love each other; like each other
  • deelela -- not to respect someone; look down upon
  • deluka -- descend from a height; come down
  • delusa -- cause to come down or descend; let down
  • dengezela -- to carry something on the head without holding it
  • dhubika -- dip in water; immerse in a liquid
  • dhubula -- take something out of liquid; which was soaked or immersed
  • dhukudza -- shake some clothing or garment with the intention to remove dust
  • dhuma -- agree
  • dhumila -- to believe; as in God
  • dhumilana -- agree with each other
  • dhumiligwa -- be admitted; as in a school
  • dhumilila -- allow; permit
  • didima -- rumble; as of lightning or as of an earthquake
  • diika -- be educated
  • diila -- educate for/at
  • dila -- pour
  • dilidzila -- to water; as of plants or a garden
  • diraya -- wind up; as a bucket from a well
  • diya -- teach; preach
  • dodola -- to walk on your toes
  • dohona -- pound meat or peanuts in a mortar; pound into a paste
  • dotHa -- drip; as liquid; a slight drizzle of rain
  • dotHedza -- pour a small drop onto
  • dubula -- remove dirt from one's body by either rubbing by hand or using a soft stone when taking a bath
  • dumula -- shoot
  • dusa -- to take out; remove
  • dwa -- to say; come from
  • dwa-moyo -- to envy; desire
  • dwilidzila -- to catch water that is slowly seeping through in a well until you fill your bucket
  • dwilila -- water seeping through in a well or a spring; proceed; advance; go forth
  • dwilila-mbeli -- go forward; advance; make progress
  • dzamula -- snatch from someone
  • dzata -- jump down or off; dismount
  • dziba -- prevent a person from doing something; to go and return the livestock
  • dzibila -- prevent someone from doing something; restrain
  • dzidzimuka -- shudder; either from the cold or from seeing something unpleasant
  • dziidza -- cause to suffer; trouble
  • dziila -- suffer; be poor; be without anything
  • dziisa -- warm something up
  • dzikila -- put into ground; as when transplanting small plants
  • dzikunuka -- become uprooted
  • dzikunula -- uproot something
  • dzila -- smear the floor with mud mixed with cow dung and water
  • dzilunula -- re-do the smearing of the floor with mud mixed with dung
  • dzima -- extinguish; go out; as a fire or some light
  • dzimidza -- remove all traces of something; cause to get lost
  • dzimila -- go astray; wander; get lost
  • dzimula -- allay; as with something hot by pouring cold liquid into it; dilute or reduce heat; beer etc.
  • dziya -- be warm; warm oneself
  • dzondola -- look askance at; make a sneering look
  • dzuka -- develop a rash
  • dzula -- rape
  • dzulula -- smear mud on the wall
  • dzungudza -- rinse out something
  • dzwa -- belch
  • dzwala -- plant
  • edza -- imitate
  • edzisa -- spending the evening doing something
  • emugwa -- be desired
  • emula -- desire; want
  • enda -- go; go away
  • endisa -- hasten; cause to walk
  • ezedza -- put to sleep; as a child
  • ezela -- sleep; go to bed
  • fa -- die
  • feidza -- cause to fail
  • feila -- fail
  • fema -- breathe
  • femeleka -- breath heavily because of over-exertion
  • fepHa -- blow the nose
  • fidza -- finish
  • fila -- get to the end; die at
  • fuba -- become dwarfed as a person; animal or plant
  • fuka -- wear; as a blanket
  • fula -- graze; as of animals
  • fula -- blow something off by breath; as of dust or small particles of something
  • fuluka -- remove one's abode; depart; migrate; move house
  • fuma -- be rich
  • fumbatila -- make a fist; clasp; as of a fist
  • fumika -- cover up something
  • fumula -- uncover; as of a lid
  • funda -- sip or eat something and keep in mouth
  • funya -- sit crosslegged
  • fupatila -- turn one's back upon
  • gabuka -- has had a large opening
  • gabula -- make a large opening; rip open
  • gaisa -- grind; as of corn
  • gala -- sit down; dwell; live
  • gala-bge -- trust; believe in
  • gala-bheya -- sit indecently exposing some private part of the body
  • gala-moyo -- be satisfied
  • galidza -- sit on someone's place or seat
  • galila -- to wait for; stay or live for
  • gama -- catch in the hand; as of a ball
  • gele -- be seated
  • gonya -- sleep with ones legs folded back
  • gumbatila -- hold hard onto something; struggle with each other
  • gumula -- hit another with the head
  • guta -- be full; be satisfied with food
  • gwa -- fight; quarrel
  • gwadza -- to hurt someone emotionally; to hurt physically.
  • gwadza-moyo -- grieve; be hurt; sorrow
  • gwala -- sick; ill
  • gwata -- hide oneself
  • gwililila -- repeat; go over again; revise
  • gwisa -- struggle; try
  • gwisanya -- cause to quarrel or fight; stir up strife
  • halula -- escape; survive
  • huleha -- inspan; tie up an animal
  • hulula -- unbound; as of oxen that were inspan; outspan; unbound or set free
  • hulunula -- unload; take out of something e.g. a truck
  • hwa -- hear
  • hwidza -- make to taste
  • hwika -- be audible; be heard of; taste; as salt or spicing in a dish of meat
  • hwila -- feel; as with pain
  • hwila-zogwadza -- to show mercy; compassion
  • hwilila -- hear about; hear of; listen
  • hwisa -- cause to hear; give one to taste
  • hwisisa -- understand
  • ila -- abstain from certain practices
  • iribadza -- cause to faint; apply anasthesia
  • iribala -- faint
  • isa -- take to; take something to someone
  • ita -- do
  • ja -- eat
  • jaiva -- jive
  • jalo -- to say so
  • jaxa -- hasten
  • kaamudza -- stop raining
  • kadula -- hit another
  • kakang'wa -- stammer; stutter
  • kala -- to weigh
  • kama -- milk; as of cows; comb one's hair
  • kambaila -- crawl; as of a baby; creep
  • kanga -- roast; fry
  • kangang'wa -- forget
  • kangula -- wear something new for the first time
  • kanya -- roll up; as the legs of a pair of trousers or of shirt sleeves
  • kapa -- unsettle; as sediments in water; ie. to cause to be muddy
  • kat'a -- become tame; docile
  • kat'a -- play on something either making it dirty or spoiling it
  • kat'ana -- coiled up; as a snake
  • katila -- cushion a load carried on the head
  • kat'isa -- discipline or train as of an animal
  • katsha -- crush s.o.; as with a stone
  • kaya -- describe; say
  • kaya -- tie together the hing legs of a cow so that it stand still while milking it
  • kekedza -- cackle; as a hen in search of a place to make a nest
  • keleka -- examine; look into carefully
  • kenta -- inject
  • kera -- cut hair; shave
  • keta -- to play a counting game with stones
  • ketHa -- pluck a fruit; branch; leaf etc; reap by breaking off the heads
  • khaba -- dress elegantly or smart; show off
  • khabidza -- to sit properly not showing one's underwear
  • khabisa -- decorate; make beautiful; garnish
  • khaisa -- to out do someone in a competition; excel; surpass
  • khaisana -- to out do each other
  • khama -- choke a person or thing; throttle
  • khapa -- to smear a floor or wall with dung making different beautiful patterns
  • khapita -- to choke; when drinking or eating sometthing
  • khata -- amuse; cause to laugh
  • khaula -- to stop doing an undesirable thing; often as a result of punishment or reprimand
  • khetha -- pay tax; select or choose
  • khiga -- help to put a load on someone's head
  • khina -- knee-halter a donkey or a horse
  • khona -- manage; accomplish something
  • khona -- take a turn at a corner
  • khubula -- to swing; as in a swing
  • khuta -- miss a target
  • khwa -- dry up; as of a well; pound; as with corn
  • khwathisa -- strike on the back using either a big stick or a whip
  • khwila -- pound; as of some grain; for/at; to dry up; as of a pot on fire
  • khwiriridza -- snore
  • khwisa -- dry up of a cow's milk as a result it starts driving away the calf
  • koama -- stay put; as a group of waiting people
  • koba -- distribute or give away as a present
  • kobana -- apportion tasks or things mutually
  • kobanya -- distribute indiscriminately and aimlessly; squander
  • kobeka -- be distributable
  • kobola -- to stamp wild raisins in a mortar with a pestle
  • kodzonga -- stir; row a boat
  • koka -- invite
  • kokodza -- knock; as on a door
  • kokonola -- remove something that had hardened onto another hard surface
  • kokorobhana -- corrugate; crimp; make wrinkles in
  • kokota -- eat the remnants; scrape something with a finger
  • kolomola -- dismantle; destroy
  • kolota -- owe; take on credit
  • komba -- to surround something
  • kombela -- help in a fight by also beating the person being fought
  • kometHela -- nail to; knock in; as of a nail or a peg
  • kona -- refuse
  • konesa -- cause to be difficult
  • kong'wa -- fail; not succeed
  • koobedza -- to kill an animal that is already wounded or suffering; kill a person already helpless
  • kopodza -- to get something in the eye; dazzle
  • koshodza -- cause to cough
  • koshola -- cough
  • kotama -- stoop; crouch; as if hiding; bend forward
  • kotamuka -- to unbend; to straighten
  • kotHomela -- nail into; as with a nail
  • kotoka -- arrive; reach one's destination
  • kotosa -- bring cattle home; marry a wife
  • kubadza -- hurt someone where it is sore or where there is a sore
  • kubala -- get hurt or injured
  • kubungana -- assemble; gather together
  • kubunganya -- gather things together; gather into a group
  • kudula -- knock one with head
  • kudza -- bring-up a child; cause to grow
  • kuelela -- jeer at someone; make fun of by loud abusive shouts
  • kukula -- scrape a surface; as a pot with a scraper
  • kukumuka -- rise in bulk or increase; raise as of dough
  • kukuna -- eat meat off a bone
  • kula -- grow in height or age; has grown tired of something
  • kula -- weed; using a hoe or a spade
  • kulidzila -- pull up trousers or underwear when hanging low when worn
  • kuligwa -- be in an advanced stage of pregnancy
  • kulumuka -- come in large numbers as of people
  • kuma -- touch lightly intentionally
  • kuma -- roar as of a bull or a lion; groan from pain
  • kumba -- visit
  • kumbila -- beg; ask for; request
  • kumbudzana -- remind each other
  • kumbula -- think; ponder; consider
  • kumbuludza -- cause to recollect; remind
  • kunda -- defeat
  • kundiwa -- being overpowered or defeated
  • kunguludza -- roll something on the ground; cause a thing to roll down; as a tank
  • kunguluka -- roll down a steep slope; tumble down
  • kurukidza -- pacify an infant
  • kuswa -- sharpen; as a knife
  • kutHa -- to come in contact with unintentionally
  • kutHiwa -- trip on; stumble on
  • kutHubula -- remove leaves and twigs from a branch from a tree
  • kuwa -- shout loudly; scream
  • kuzwa -- be with small chicks of a hen
  • kwala -- write
  • kwamula -- break off something
  • kwanga -- be full of milk; as of an animal or a human being; have plenty of fruit in a fruit tree
  • kwanyula -- remove the corn from the stalks
  • kwaula -- break off a branch or twig at its junction with the rest of the tree
  • kweba -- pull; draw in or out
  • kweba-makumbo -- walk slowly; drag one's feet
  • kwegula -- become old; or aged
  • kwemula -- break off a piece; as of a cup; dish etc.
  • kwemulanya -- to separate mutually amongst
  • kwiba -- steal; pilfer
  • kwiila -- to mate; as of animals
  • kwiya -- grind; as corn to make flour
  • labana -- take turns at something
  • labanya -- make alternate; make take turns
  • labhula -- throw away abruptly; as with a hand or with a stick
  • labidza -- cause to taste food
  • labila -- taste food especially while cooking
  • labuka -- to run
  • labukila -- try to catch up with someone in a distance; go after; run for
  • ladzika -- cause or help to lie down; be hospitalized
  • lakidza -- show; explain the workings of; show to; point out to
  • lala -- lie down; spend the night
  • lalana -- have sexual intercourse
  • laladza -- "get intoxicated; get drunk"
  • lalila -- brood over; as of hen on eggs; have an evening meal; ambush; do something for the whole night
  • lamba -- refuse
  • lambiwa -- be rejected; divorced
  • landula -- deny a fault; give a negative answer
  • lang'wa -- to sulk; to refuse; as when fed up
  • lang'wilana -- refuse to associate with each other
  • lapa -- to cure; heal
  • lapkha -- be cured or healed
  • lasha -- cast away; throw away; misplace
  • lashika -- get lost; become cast away
  • lashila -- throw into; throw to
  • laya -- instruct; lay down the rules; give advice; as when someone is getting married
  • layila -- guide; instruct; direct; give a message
  • layilila -- give message that something be done
  • layita -- light some fire; a torch or a lamp
  • leba -- talk; speak
  • lebanya -- babble; chatter or talk too much
  • lebesa -- cause to speak; speak to; tell the truth
  • lecha -- let alone; leave alone
  • lechedza -- leave alone
  • lechedzela -- allow; permit
  • leisa -- cause to avoid something
  • lekula -- visit; call to enquire after the health of a sick person
  • lekulisa -- tell friends or relatives on the health of someone sick
  • lele -- is asleep
  • lema -- cause to form a habit; spoil a child
  • lemala -- get injured as a result be disabled; make a habit of something; get spoiled
  • lembedza -- dangle or carry by holding down loosely
  • lembeledza -- hang down; suspend on something
  • lengudza -- make light (decrease weight)
  • lete -- bring
  • leuka -- be sprained; as of an ankle or any joint
  • leula -- cause to sprain
  • leya -- avoid; go around something
  • leyana -- alternate; take turns; be mad at one another; pass each other going in opposite directions
  • leyanya -- make to cross the other
  • lezwa -- play with a baby
  • lidza -- cause to cry; play a musical instrument; to ring; to dial; as a telephone
  • liga -- let fall; drop something
  • ligila -- cast down to or for; bring to an end; as of speech; to finish; drop into
  • likhwa -- be paid; be rewarded
  • lila -- cry; weep; wail
  • lima -- plough; till the ground in preparing for sowing some seeds; dig
  • limunula -- plough fallow ground; replough a patch
  • linda -- wait for; to stay in guard
  • linga -- look
  • linganya -- look in all directions; as when suspicious
  • lingilila -- watch; gaze at
  • lingisana -- be opposite each other; face each other
  • lingisisa -- examine; look into carefully
  • lipa -- to pay a debt; fine; or payment for services rendered
  • lipisa -- cause to pay one for some destruction
  • lisa -- herd or look after; as of livestock
  • lizana -- fit properly
  • lizanya -- make equal; measure; try on some clothes
  • loba -- beat or hit
  • lobodza -- to give away; as in marriage; officiate a marriage; cause to marry
  • lobola -- marry
  • logwa -- be spanked; be beaten; be hit
  • londa -- go after; follow; trace; as someone who is lost
  • longa -- put into; insert
  • longa-zhoba -- make noise
  • longoloka -- follow each other in order; as when in a queue
  • longolosa -- set in order; arrange in order
  • lonjelela -- thread something; as beads in a string
  • lowa -- bewitch
  • luka -- knit; plait; weave
  • luka-maano -- to plan; to devise means
  • lulwama -- nice; honest; just
  • luma -- bite; sting; infect with venereal disease; eat the first fruits
  • lumika -- cup; have blood drawn by cupping
  • ma -- stand; stop; menopause; to marry
  • maama -- wander about aimlessly
  • mana -- too small a size to fit into something; too tight
  • mandana -- be crowded; as of people in a hall
  • manikana -- be crowded; press upon each other in a crowd
  • manikanya -- cause to be crowded; cause to be in a difficult position; make uncomfortable
  • manila -- to get stuck in something
  • mba -- sing
  • mbisa -- cause to sing; conduct a choir
  • mbumula -- beat hard
  • mela -- germinate; sprout
  • menya -- peel off; as the peel of an orange
  • menyeka -- capable of being peeled off
  • menyengela -- eat food without relish
  • metHa -- pluck off; as feathers from a chicken
  • midula -- lift something that is heavy
  • midza -- swallow down food
  • migwa -- have an erection
  • mila -- call to express condolences
  • mila -- get lost; set; as of the sun
  • mile -- be standing
  • milidza -- to lift up; as of something
  • milidza-zebe -- be alert; be watchful
  • milika -- stand up
  • milila -- wait for
  • mimila -- scream loudly; shout or cry loudly
  • mimina -- strain; as of liquid
  • minyalala -- walk straight; with chest out and head bent backwards
  • mona -- twist; as the lid of a bottle; wring; as the neck of a bird
  • muka -- wake up; get up
  • mukigwa -- have an erection
  • mukila -- rise up against; rebel against
  • muma -- to shut the mouth; as of a person; be tight-lipped
  • mumakanya -- unite; piece together
  • munya -- eat; as by white ants or termites
  • musa -- wake up someone from sleep
  • mutha -- hold by the head while milking; as a goat
  • na -- rain
  • naka -- be beautiful
  • nakisa -- to make beautiful; to beautify
  • namatila -- cling to; stick on or adhere to
  • namatilana -- cling or stick to each other
  • namutshuka -- become loose or detached; as of paper from a wall; pull off
  • namutshula -- detach
  • nanayila -- walk slowly
  • nangayila -- walk
  • natHa -- separate flour from coarse grain; sift or winnow
  • natsha -- make beautiful; beautify
  • nazwa -- lick; as with a tongue
  • ndzerema -- make a loud sound; as of a cricket
  • nenekedza -- carry or use very carefully
  • ng'amuka -- become stretched
  • ng'amula -- stretch
  • ng'anga -- scratch; as of one's skin when itchy
  • ng'ang'a -- argue
  • ng'ang'aba -- be on the verge of crying
  • ng'apa -- scratch; as a thorn or a cat
  • ng'atha -- to take a bite; as of food
  • ngina -- enter
  • nginilila -- break in; intrude; jump the queue
  • ng'ong'ola -- grumble; to show dissatisfaction
  • ng'waya -- gather thatching grass
  • ng'wila -- to sink; to drown
  • ng'wisa -- to cause to drink; to breastfeed
  • ng'wisidzila -- watering; as with plants
  • nokola -- take a handful; spoonful etc.; as of food
  • nonoka -- do something slowly
  • nunga -- pick; find a lost thing; pick up one by one
  • nuwa -- smell; sniff; inhale
  • nya -- defecate
  • nyala -- become tired or weary; get exhausted
  • nyaladza -- be silenced; to stop one from crying
  • nyalala -- become silent; keep quiet
  • nyalalila -- not speak to someone; especially when spoken to
  • nyala-meya -- be discouraged; become disheartened
  • nyaluluka -- rest a while
  • nyamela -- varnish; disappear
  • nyanga -- move stealthily towards something
  • nyanya -- worsen
  • nyanyayidza -- refute; contradict; negate; oppose; deny
  • nyasa -- splatter or spray some liquid
  • nyatsa -- belittle; treat with disdain
  • nyawuka -- melt; thaw
  • nyawusa -- boil milk; warm food or something
  • nyaya -- to dampen; to wet something
  • nyazukila -- stretch up on tiptoe so as to reach something high
  • nyebezela -- whisper
  • nyeledza -- cause to disappear
  • nyelela -- disappear; evaporate
  • nyelele -- is quiet
  • nyeluka -- abscond; run away secretly
  • nyelukila -- start first as in a race
  • nyelusa -- cause to abscond or run away
  • nyemudza -- tantalise by offering something and then refuse to give it
  • nyenama -- show teeth; grin
  • nyenya -- smile
  • nyepa -- lie
  • nyeya -- tell tales about; backbite
  • nyikishila -- become infected and develop some pus
  • nyima -- withhold from; refuse someone something
  • nyisa -- euphemism for giving one a thorough beating; cause to defecate
  • nyoloka -- become wet
  • nyonyonga -- write
  • nyotsHa -- be plentiful; as fruits on a tree
  • nyungela -- disappear into water; sink
  • nyunyidzila -- sprinkle a little; as of salt or pepper
  • nywenya -- make an ugly face at someone
  • pa -- give; offer; present
  • padzamuka -- start or jump; make a sudden movement; say something unconciously
  • padzamula -- cause to start or jump
  • pakatidza -- cause to carry with both arms
  • pakatila -- carry with both hands
  • pakugwa -- be served or dished
  • pakula -- dish food; serve food
  • pala -- burrow; dig a hole; like a rabbit or dog; paw the ground; as of a horse
  • paladza -- scatter or spread out
  • palala -- disperse; go different ways
  • palama -- pass through; cut across; when going from one place to another
  • paluka -- get torn
  • paluka-moyo -- awareness of heart-beat; get a fright
  • palula -- tear something
  • panda -- ache; chew something hard
  • pandila -- to plough dry soil; without moisture
  • panguka -- become discolored; fade as of a flower or some color
  • pangula -- cause to become discolored
  • panyaladza -- cause to sit or stand with legs spread out
  • panyalala -- sit or stand with legs spread out
  • papamala -- be exposed; be clearly seen
  • papha -- to increase
  • paphidza -- to increase something
  • pasa -- pass
  • pat'ana -- accompany each other
  • pat'ika -- force someone; accuse falsely
  • pawula -- sprain
  • payika -- hang onto something; as of a blanket
  • pazha -- have diarrhoea (derogative and usually used of animals
  • pedza -- finish; complete; end
  • pela-moyo -- get impatient; be anxious
  • peledzela -- finish up; get used up
  • pelegwa -- to run out of
  • pelekedza -- accompany part of the way; escort someone; take half-way
  • pelela -- get finished
  • peleta -- to spell
  • pembela -- to run wild
  • penga -- go mad
  • pengula -- lift up so as to look under
  • penta -- paint
  • penya -- shine; flash as of lightening; glisten
  • pepa -- winnow grain to remove the chaff after pounding it
  • pepeta -- sift or winnow grain to remove the flour
  • peta -- make a hem; fold
  • petenula -- unfold; unroll; undo a seam
  • peyama -- tilted or bent; sit leaning towards a certain direction
  • peyita -- give an enema
  • phaila -- give a side blow with an open hand; fall; the first rains of the season
  • phakela -- to rise early in the morning
  • phang'a -- eat greedily
  • phapha -- chop firewood to size; split by cutting
  • pharama -- to sit or fall down on ones bottom abruptly
  • pharela -- to plaster with mud mixed with sand and dung
  • phasula -- slap
  • phatuka -- be cracked; as an earthen vessel
  • phatula -- crack something
  • pHobela -- sink ; as when walking in deep mud
  • phobola -- strike with something hard
  • phodola -- break sharply; a clean break
  • phumula -- rest a while from work
  • phunyuka -- come out of a grip
  • phuphuma -- rise; as of foam from some brew
  • phururuka -- fly
  • phuthela -- wrap up; wrap
  • phuthunula -- unwrap; as of parcels
  • phutuka -- explode; burst; as a ballon
  • phutula -- crack; smash; crack a whip
  • pika -- carry one on shoulders
  • pindiwa -- being passed by
  • piphila -- pour something from one container into another
  • pisa -- burn; set alight
  • pitugwa -- be overturned
  • pituka -- roll over
  • pitukana -- overturn several times; turn and toss; as a sick person
  • pitula -- make overturn
  • piya -- trip someone; hold a goat's leg under one's knee while milking it
  • pkha -- dry up; as of a pool of water or a well
  • pkhanya -- break
  • pkhaya -- to remove extra chaff from grain by pounding it again
  • pkhita -- pull back forcibly; draw forcibly; snatch
  • poba -- flatten; as of a tyre or disappear; as of a swelling
  • pobedza -- impress; as with a finger; press; cause to dent
  • pobedzeka -- become impressed; be dimpled
  • podza -- cause to heal
  • pofunuka -- recover one's sight
  • pofupala -- become blind
  • pola -- be healed; get well after some sickness
  • pomba -- wind something; as a thread
  • pombedza -- wrap round
  • pombonoka -- become untwisted
  • pombonola -- untwist; unwind
  • pontela -- find water underground where a well can be bored
  • porodza -- miscarriage; as of an animal
  • porofita -- prophesy
  • posa -- throw; as a stone; shoot
  • pota -- feel cold; to freeze from the cold
  • poteledza -- make go around something
  • poteleka -- surround; to go round something
  • potesa -- cause to feel cold
  • potola -- wipe oneself after stool
  • psa -- to burn
  • psayila -- sweep
  • psila -- burn onto; as a pot
  • pubula -- to cut open something; pierce through
  • pukusha -- blend; as when one puts corn flour into boiling water to make porridge
  • pula -- thresh corn or sorghum using threshing sticks; hit hard
  • pulana -- hit each other hard; palpitate; as the heart
  • pulula -- remove leaves from a branch
  • pululudza -- ululate
  • puma -- be blunt; as of a knife
  • pumisa -- cause to be blunt
  • puna -- bend over in an indecent manner
  • pupuna -- chew noisely something hard; as of candy
  • pupunika -- crunchable; as a nut
  • puta -- kiss; sip
  • putanya -- crush or flatten; as of a can by squeezing hard
  • ratha -- to strike hard; as with a hand
  • repa -- become slack or loose
  • riya -- delay; make late
  • rokotsa -- sucking of milk; as a calf
  • romula -- cause a span of oxen to turn round when ploughing
  • ruela -- pay; reward
  • rusa -- be pregnant; of an animal; be in calf or lamb
  • sagwa -- oversleep
  • saina -- to sign
  • sainisa -- cause to sign
  • sala -- remain behind
  • salila -- be last to finish; remain for
  • salisa -- cause to remain; say goodbye
  • sazamila -- have a pillow under one's head when you sleep
  • seba -- whisper; gossip
  • seba -- relish with; use a sauce
  • sedza -- shift; move out of the way
  • sedzasedza -- shift about while sitting; restlessness
  • sedzela -- come or move closer
  • sedzesa -- move something; move out of the way
  • sefa -- sift or strain
  • seka -- laugh
  • sekaseka -- giggle
  • sekelana -- laugh with each other
  • sena -- go under or beneath as under a low tree; creep through a wire
  • sendama -- to lean against
  • sendedza -- stir up the fire
  • sendedzela -- stir up for; provoke into action
  • sendeka -- put leaning
  • senga -- carry
  • sengela -- carry for
  • sengesa -- cause or help to carry
  • shaba -- cut up a melon for cooking or drying up
  • shababa -- slightly bitter; sour
  • shabapala -- become red; blush
  • shaka -- look for; search; seek; want
  • shakadza -- make old or wear until old
  • shakadzila -- used idiomatically to mean giving used clothes to someone
  • shakala -- become old or worn out
  • shakisisa -- to search a lot; to scrutinize
  • shakiwa -- be looked for; be asked for your hand in marriage; be proposed for marriage
  • shakula -- weed; use a hoe to remove weeds
  • shakulisa -- help weed; cause to weed
  • shala -- choose; select
  • shanduka -- turn back or round; change
  • shandukila -- wear a garment inside out
  • shandukila -- turn against; turn for
  • shandukunula -- turn inside out; as of a garment
  • shandula -- answer or reply ; turn over; as food when cooking
  • shangana -- meet each other
  • shangana-nsholo -- br confused; be insane
  • shanganya -- cause to meet; mix
  • shanganyila -- be in joint ownership
  • shangashangana -- be jumbled; be entangled; be mixed up
  • shanyashanya -- drizzle
  • shanyuka -- start getting done; as when pounding corn; of a fruit starting to get ripe
  • shanyula -- get half done as when threshing corn or stamping corn in a mortar
  • shapaila -- boil for a long time
  • shashamuka -- fall off; as of tree leaves during the winter
  • shashamula -- brush off or dust off
  • shashika -- place by the side of the fire
  • shashula -- dish some food or eat from a pot while cooking
  • shatHa -- be happy; be glad; rejoice
  • shaya -- become poor; give birth to a stillborn; not find anything
  • shazha -- simmer or boil; as of a pot of soft porridge
  • shima -- hate; abhor; dislike
  • shinga -- work
  • shingidzana -- cooperate; work together
  • shiya -- show off; think highly of oneself
  • shoba -- be stale; as of bread or food
  • shobola -- pound grain in mortar to remove roughage
  • shola -- check on someone or something
  • shomoka-moyo -- feel pity; sympathize
  • shomola -- pull out; unsheath; draw out; extract
  • shomola-moyo -- incite pity; pathetic
  • shongozhela -- rejoice with others; be in jolly mood in a group of others
  • shosha -- fence in with tree branches
  • showela -- tuck in; as a shirt into one's pants
  • shozhedza -- cause to peep; cause to look into
  • shozhela -- look into; peep through; as through the window
  • shuba -- desire; wish for
  • shudza -- walk with a limp; hobble about
  • shula -- portend
  • shunya -- pinch
  • shunyiwa -- be pinched
  • shushubala -- become silent and reserved
  • shwa -- remain for a day
  • shwaiwa -- be poked at
  • shwaya -- hook out; poke at
  • shwelela -- do something for the whole day
  • shweshwana -- creased; crumpled
  • shweshwanya -- cause to be creased or crumpled
  • siila -- give water or something to drink; leave food for someone
  • siisa -- cause to leave behind
  • sika -- make fire by rubbing two sticks against the other to produce some sparks out of the friction
  • silinga -- make noise; to irritate
  • sima-nsholo -- be stubborn
  • simula -- uproot
  • simulula -- begin
  • sinyanga -- to mould mud used for plastering into large balls
  • sirila -- to massage; rub hard
  • sisila -- trot
  • sitila -- obstruct one's view; to shadow someone
  • siya -- leave behind
  • siza-fulo -- foam at the mouth
  • soba -- slide; move timidly while seated; move while asleep
  • sodzoloka -- slide; slip; break a promise
  • sodzolokesa -- be slippery; cause to slip
  • sokonyola -- sway one's waist from side to side; as when walking
  • sokosa -- rub an eye with a finger or the back of the hand
  • sonyoka -- sprain
  • sopHedzela -- milk a cow or goat to the last drop; being sucked dry
  • subuka -- rub or wear off; peel; have abrasion
  • subula -- fray; make the skin peel off; rub off; as paint etc.
  • sudza -- do something iritating to someone intentionally
  • sudzika -- be fixed right by someone for something you did
  • sula -- fart; release bad air per rectum
  • sulisa -- cause to fart or release bad air
  • suma -- make a noise; a pot cooking; a river or a wind
  • sumbika -- hide; conceal
  • sumbula -- make oneself dirty by playing on the ground
  • sunda -- force; push away; push a thing on the ground
  • sunga -- bind or tie as of a rope
  • sungana -- be intertwined; tie each other
  • sungilila -- tie onto something
  • sungisa -- cause to tie; make one get caught by the police
  • sungunuka -- become untied; be free
  • sungunula -- untie; remove a bandage; unwrap
  • sunula -- castrate
  • susubula -- press clothes poorly such that the wrinkles remain
  • swaba -- wither; dry up a little; be disappointed; have one's hopes dashed
  • swaswabula -- beat; thrash; as of a child
  • swaya -- shred meat when cooked
  • swewuka -- be stupid
  • swiila -- have sex; of humans (derogatory)
  • swika -- arrive
  • swikidza -- see to it that someone arrives
  • swikidzana -- to arrive at the same time
  • swikila -- to reach up to something; stay at
  • swina -- press out the contents of a tube; press out pus from a sore; squeeze water out of clothes
  • swipa -- suck something into the mouth
  • swiswina -- suck; as a candy
  • taba -- protect by medicine
  • tafula -- make an even grass thatch; smoothen grass thatch
  • tafuna -- chew; masticate
  • taka -- color using coloring pencils
  • takana -- splash about of soft porridge on fire
  • takhwa -- be chased away; be expelled
  • takula -- drive cattle or livestock
  • talangana -- to spread out
  • talanganya -- cause to spread out
  • tamba -- skip about; as young animals
  • tambika -- hang over something
  • tambunudza -- stretch out; as a blanket
  • tambunuka -- be straight; as a path or a line; be upright and straight as a pole
  • tanda -- sew with big stitches; or stitches that are far apart
  • tandabadza -- cause to spread out as of the roots of a tree; cause one to sit with legs stretched out
  • tandabala -- to spread out as of tree roots; or as of ones legs stretched out.
  • tandabalila -- sit with legs stretched out towards another
  • tanga -- be first
  • tangila -- to arrive first or finish first
  • tangisa -- begin; cause to be first
  • tapHula -- harvest fruit or greens from the plant
  • tapudza -- lessen; subtract
  • taswa -- mount; as a horse
  • tata -- chase away
  • tatamidza -- cause to chase or run after
  • tatamila -- to chase or run after; to drive away
  • tatHa -- climb; ride
  • tatHana -- climb or mount each other
  • tatHanya -- put one on top of the other
  • tathikana -- be pilled one on top of the other; be in layers; lie on top of the other
  • tatHikanya -- pile on top of the other
  • tatHilila -- climb for; ascend to the required height
  • tatHisa -- cause to climb or mount; give a ride in a vehicle
  • tatila -- chase to or for
  • taula -- relate or tell a folktale
  • tebula -- spill; throw out; as of water
  • tebulila -- spill onto
  • teedzesa -- help listen to some problem; cause to listen
  • tekedza -- tickle; poke on the ribs; as a result making one laugh
  • tekelela -- to cry without cause
  • tema -- chop
  • tembezela -- pray
  • tempa -- affix a stamp; stamp
  • tenda -- thank; show gratitude
  • tendebuka -- turn around
  • tendebula -- turn something around
  • tendeka -- point out; point at; as with a finger
  • tendeleka -- move around
  • tenga -- buy
  • tengelana -- buy for each other
  • tengesa -- sell
  • tengesela -- sell for/to
  • tesela -- shave off all the hair
  • teswa -- have a sharp end; as a needle
  • tetedza -- advertise; as being for sale
  • tetema -- tremble with fear; shiver from cold
  • tetHela -- put domestic animals into an enclosure or a kraal
  • teuka -- turn over immediately; as of a pot on fire
  • teya -- set a trap
  • Thaabadza -- cause to be zealous; eager
  • Thaabala -- be anxious; be in haste to accomplish something
  • Thaedza-mesho -- to look down upon
  • Thaela -- come short; come short of
  • Thama -- do; make
  • Thamisa -- cause to do something
  • ThanThanula -- unstitch what was sewn; undo a plait
  • ThaN'wa -- be made to do something
  • thanya -- wake up from sleep
  • thapula -- snap; as of something stretched out
  • theuka -- turn off the road
  • Theula -- to drive one or two animals out of a herd
  • thigama -- kneel
  • Thokomela -- care for; take care; burden either physically or emotionally
  • Thonya -- to curdled; as milk
  • Thowa -- hate; dislike
  • thubukana -- break a bond; cease being friends; separate by mutual agreement
  • thubukanya -- separate or divide amongst others
  • thubula -- remove upper garments; undress
  • thubula -- cut; as a rope or string
  • thubulidza -- take a short cut
  • thubulila -- treat in a mean manner; snap at someone
  • thudza -- revived; to come round; after a faint
  • thuka -- forcibly break out of a kraal; enclosure or a stockade; as of livestock
  • thukila -- break into a kraal; or enclosre; as of livestock
  • thula -- kick
  • thulana -- collide
  • thulanya -- cause to collide
  • thulila -- thatch
  • thulilika -- be well thatched
  • thulunula -- pull down; as of the roof of a house
  • thuma -- sew
  • thumugwa -- be provoked or vexed
  • thumula -- provoke
  • Thunama -- sit as one in a state of despair; look sullen or morose
  • thusa -- help; assist
  • thuta -- smoke a pipe or cigarette
  • thutidza -- blow air to induce a flame in a fire
  • thuwa -- rear; as of livestock
  • thwa -- spit out; vomit
  • ti -- say
  • tilika -- hang or place above
  • tiliyana -- be on top of another
  • tiliyanya -- put on top of another
  • t'ina -- irritate; hurt someone; anger someone
  • tizha -- to run away from something
  • tizhilila -- go after; with intention of catching up with someone
  • tizhisa -- cause to run or flee; have diarrhoea
  • toba -- massage
  • toboka -- loose hope on something
  • tobokana -- loose trust on each other
  • tobosa -- explain on absence of something; deny
  • todza -- take after or resemble another
  • togwa -- be taken; be married
  • tokonyola -- shred; as grains of maize from a cob
  • tola -- take
  • tolela -- take for; take by force; seize
  • toloka -- interpret
  • tolokegwa -- be interpreted for
  • tolokela -- interpret for
  • tombola -- extract thorn from flesh using a safety pin
  • topola -- to pick very little using two fingers
  • tota -- mend or seal a hole using some beeswax
  • totHodza -- make cold
  • tsatula -- crush something soft or alive as an insect between two objects
  • tsha -- dig
  • tshamba -- tramp; or tread; step on something
  • tshambilidza -- oppress; emphasize; press down; as a pen when writing; pin down to the ground
  • tshambisa -- cause to step on something
  • tshambuka -- take one's foot off something; stop trampling on something
  • tshatsharika -- walk unsteadily on weak legs; as when drunk
  • tsheduka -- shift to one side
  • tshedula -- shift a little; as of something heavy
  • tshibama -- to give birth; as of a person
  • tshibika -- turn a pot or any container upside down
  • tshila -- dig for; bury
  • tshimuta -- sneeze
  • tshinda -- gasp or struggle; as a dying thing
  • tshindika -- to push one forcefully
  • tshindinuka -- come off; as the floor of a hut
  • tshindinula -- exhume; reveal what was concealed; especially in the ground
  • tshonyonga -- to irritate
  • tshotshoma -- be active; hyperactive
  • tshugwa -- be wiped
  • tshula -- wipe
  • tshulisa -- cause to wipe
  • tshung'ayidza -- cause to be sleepy or drowsy
  • tshung'ayila -- feel sleepy; feel drowsy
  • tshwa -- burn
  • tshwaisa -- cause to brand; brand for and give
  • tshwaya -- mark; as when branding livestock
  • tshwayila -- sweep
  • tsika -- squint; as of an eye
  • tsita -- fasten a napkin or diaper on a baby
  • tswapula -- spoil; as of taste
  • tubatuba -- move up and down; come several time to a place within a short space of time
  • tubula -- manage
  • tuka -- insult; look at one's private parts; scold
  • tukana -- quarrel; scold or threaten each other
  • tukisa -- cause one to be scolded or insulted
  • tukutidza -- cause to perspire or sweat
  • tukutila -- perspire or sweat
  • tula -- take a load off your head
  • tulugwa -- be taken down
  • tulula -- take down
  • tuma -- send
  • tumba -- crouch; squat; sit on the haunches
  • tumila -- send; mail
  • tumilila -- send to or for
  • tuna -- take an oath; abstain; as of a taboo
  • tunda -- urinate; pass water
  • tundila -- urinate onto something
  • tundubadza -- cause to calm down; cause a pain to subside for a while
  • tundubala -- quieten down or subside for a while; as of pain
  • tungamidza -- make a leader
  • tungamila -- lead; go before one; precede a person
  • tuta -- remove or carry away in loads
  • tutHumadza -- elevate; heap up
  • tutHumala -- be elevated
  • tutsHa -- make to urinate; as with a baby
  • tutuma -- boil up or over; as of milk
  • tutumisa -- cause to boil; as of milk
  • uma -- threaten with some object; threaten
  • vakacha -- visit
  • vala -- dress-up
  • vanga -- knead or mix as of dough or some food
  • vika -- avoid blows; ward off
  • vima -- hunt
  • viya -- to skin an animal
  • vokomola -- grab a handful greedily
  • vondomoka -- rise up instantly or sit up instantly
  • voneka -- provide light
  • vubela -- put in some yeast so that beer can ferment
  • vukidza -- fill-up a pool or hollow with earth
  • vukidzika -- has become filled up with mud; as a well with mud; be silted up
  • vukula -- to remove mud or sand out the ground with one's hands or using a shovel; this normally happens when digging a well
  • vululata -- close one's eyes
  • vululatunuka -- to open one's eyes
  • vumbika -- put underneath some soil
  • vuna -- break or snap off a stick or branch
  • vunanya -- break into many pieces
  • vunika -- have a broken bone; be broken
  • vuva -- become mouldy or mildewed
  • wa -- fall
  • wala -- spread out a blanket or cloth on the ground; or to make bedding ready for use.
  • walila -- arrange a bundle of sticks ready for tying up; cushion the ground before spreading the blankets
  • walula -- make a bed; to rearrange bedding after use
  • wanana -- get on well; have an understanding
  • wanda -- increase; become many; multiply; get to the end as of cattle being watered
  • waneitiko -- lie on one's back
  • wanika -- spread out to dry or air.
  • wanika -- to be found
  • waya -- scatter or throw about as of seeds or sand
  • widza -- to finish
  • wila-zwilopa -- be calm; down to earth attitude; speak in low tones
  • woba -- bow down as of a tree branch
  • wobeka -- be bowed over
  • wola -- remove excrete; remove some trash
  • wolela -- fill; or load; gather to; or into; put into a sack
  • wolobela -- become accustomed to; get used to
  • wolota -- dream; day-dream
  • woma -- dry
  • wonda -- become thin or lean
  • woneka -- bid farewell
  • wonga -- nurse
  • wotsHa -- cause to be thin or loose weight
  • wubama -- become bent forward; as of a person or a tree
  • wuluka -- fly
  • wulusa -- winnow; remove chaff from harvested grain; cause to fly
  • wunga -- flow
  • wupula -- snatch; to remove quickly with an open hand
  • xaxamadza -- tighten; stretch to make tight
  • xaya -- rub soles of feet with a stone to get rid of the cracks
  • xola -- draw a salary or some form of reward for work done
  • xotha -- clean by rubbing with sand; scrub; scold
  • zana -- dance; play
  • zeeza -- hesitate
  • zeula -- chewing of animals late at night
  • zha -- come
  • zhadza -- fill-up
  • zhala -- full; in abundance
  • zhalila -- close; shut
  • zhalilana -- be angry; be troubled or in distress
  • zhisa -- bring
  • zhodza -- apply lotion onto another's body; as a child
  • zhola -- apply lotion onto one's body
  • zhuka -- become open
  • zhula -- to open
  • zhunga -- to remove thin grain from the much coarse one
  • ziba -- know
  • zibisa -- notify; inform
  • zigwa -- be known
  • zipa -- sweet
  • zipisa -- sweeten
  • zomola -- pinch hard
  • zumbunuka -- reveal; be in view
  • zunguza -- shake
  • zunguzika -- shake as of a tree; flag or of a loose tooth
  • zununula -- uncork; unplug; remove a lid of a bottle
  • zutula -- glare; look hard at something
  • zutula -- look hard with eyeballs pushed out
  • zutulila -- look hard or fix the eyes at
  • zuwa -- chat; be engaged in a friendly conversation
  • zwala -- give birth
  • zwalana -- be related
  • zwiambadza -- dress oneself; be self supporting
  • zwiambula -- undress oneself
  • zwibaakanya -- prepare oneself; get ready
  • zwibhatilila -- hold onto; be well off
  • zwibigila -- put away for oneself for later use
  • zwiboka -- praise oneself
  • zwibulaya -- kill oneself; commit suicide
  • zwichengedza -- deceive oneself; has had a wrong notion about oneself
  • zwida -- selfish; conceited; be tidy and smart in appearance
  • zwidwa -- say to oneself; insult oneself; said in response to what you'd said
  • zwiisa-pasi -- make oneself small; hence humble oneself; belittle oneself
  • zwijisa -- feed oneself; support oneself
  • zwikama -- comb one's hair
  • zwikera -- cut one's hair
  • zwikolola -- stretch out oneself; as the hand or arms
  • zwikumbula -- serious self-examination; introspection
  • zwilandula -- deny being at fault; plead innocent
  • zwilapa -- treat oneself
  • zwilebelekela -- defend oneself in a dispute or a court case
  • zwilika -- do one's best; push during child birth
  • zwilinga -- look at oneself; as in a mirror
  • zwilizanila -- be fit
  • zwilobesa-phepo -- take a stroll; go on a holiday; go out for some fresh air
  • zwimba -- swell
  • zwimbila -- constipate
  • zwimbisa -- cause to swell
  • zwimbunula -- uncover; unveil
  • zwimisa -- intend to; to be determined to; will or resolve to
  • zwimisidzila -- take responsibility
  • zwina -- mend or seal a hole using an adhesive; as of a puncture; close the lid of a container or bottle
  • zwing'anga -- scratch oneself
  • zwisenga -- be pregnant
  • zwisengesa -- impregnant a woman
  • zwisunga -- incriminate oneself
  • zwisungilila -- hang oneself; commit suicide
  • zwitshula -- clean oneself; dry oneself; wipe one's tears
  • zwiwa -- feeling okay; hear oneself
  • zwiya -- crush between two objects
  • zwizhisa -- bring oneself; come unescorted and not coerced
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