Another Language and culture

 Another language-culture.

This the Shona Language. Guys,I just want to give you a tidbit of my mother language. I am Zimbabwean born & raised. Zimbabwe is in Southern Africa, just north of South Africa. The Limpopo river divides the two countries. I moved to the US at 33.If I was gonna talk to you, you would definitely pick my ascent :)

 My mother language is Shona. Before I left  Zimbabwe, I had been a teacher for 8 years & my Major was Shona  just like English is a Subject/course in schools. At Advanced level, we would divide the course into literature(novels) Grammar, Poetry, Folklore, Registers (like the cultural norms)

Another language-culture/Shona 001(I call it 🙂

One might ask why I am doing this. Firstly, for those who might want to visit Zimbabwe, its good to have some basic language. Show off your language skills a bit. The locals will love it. Who doesn't appreciate somebody trying to speak their language. There is something about that. Its special. It makes people smile and open up a little. I am going to start off with the basic. That is relationships. Write the English Version then the Shona Version.


Secondly, its good to increase one’s language base. We are constantly learning.

Another Language-Culture
Shona English translation

Another language – Culture/the people

The Shona Culture is rich and colorful.  Let me know what you think. Would you want more of this stuff? We could get into the cultural norms & foods too. The culture is intricate hence some foreign speakers came studied it. And these are the texts that students use for Advanced classes in grammar and registers(cultural practices and norms). The women play a major role in the families and culture. They are hard workers and tenacious. Also, they  do embrace their womanhood in a beautiful way.

I can also use different aids of learning like videos. How is that?

About Mavis Chuma

I love Jesus. I love life. I love people. My life is hid in Christ in God. I belong to God & am seated in heavenly places with Jesus Christ. As Jesus is in heaven so am I in the world. So I am more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus. I am a winner.

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