Weather and Environment 


  1. weather
  • zuva – sun
  • mushana – sunshine
  • kune zuva – it is sunny
  • mhepo – wind
  • kune mhepo – it is windy
  • kupisa – hot
  • kuri kupisa – it is hot
  • kutonhora – cold
  • kuri kutonhora – It is cold
  • kudziya – warm
  • gore/makore – cloud(s)
  • mvura – rain
  • kunaya – rainy
  • zhizha – summer
  • matsutso – fall
  • chando – winter
  • chirimo – spring
  1. Environment
  • gomo/makomo – mountain/s
  • muti/miti – tree/s
  • rwizi/nzisi – river/s
  • sango/masango – forest/s

Scenario: We will be in Zimbabwe for a week and my Shona friend gave me the following table that shows the weather for the week from Monday to Sunday. I used it to prepare my wardrobe for the week. 

Zhuva revhiki (day of the week)

Mamiriro ekunze (the weather)

Muvhuro (Monday)

Kuchatonhora – it will be cold

Chipiri (Tuesday)

Kuchanaya (it will rain)

Chitatu (Wednesday)

Kuchava nezuva (it will be sunny)

China (Thursday)

Kuchapisa (it will be hot)

Chishanu (Friday)

Kuchava nemhepo (it will be windy)

Mugovera (Saturday)

Kuchange kuine makore (it will be cloudy)

Svondo (Sunday)

Kuchadziya (it will be warm)



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