VaDununu vanoenda kunovhima. Asi vachadzoka here nemhuka?
VaDununu is a lazy man who doesn’t like hard work. So when his wife asks him to go hunting for some game he tries to think of the easiest solution that will benefit him more than anyone else.
Without much experience, he decides that he will head off into the woods and be victorious. He expects to catch so much game in fact that he prepares to go with a measure of salt and grass to start a fire so that he can have a secret meal on his own.
He is in for a surprise.
And a lesson well learned!
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Here are some words you will find in this video. You can read along and say them out loud with Gogo to help you speak Shona faster.
VaDununu – the man who goes hunting
Murefu – tall
Mushava – a shade of colour between black and red, maybe a reddish brown
Nyope – lazy person
Asina kunyanyisa kungwara – not very clever
Asina – not (of a person i.e. they are not)
Kunyanyisa – not very
Kungwara – clever
Mudzimai wavo – his wife
Mukana – opportunity
twumunyu twushomanana – a small pinch of salt
tsvimbo yekuvhimisa – hunting stick/tool
imbwa – dog
kukara kwakadaro – such greed
vagofamba – he/she/they walked
vagotenderera – he/she/they went round and round
patarika – looking for something in haste but be unable to find it
kukweva makumbo – dragging his feet
tswanda – a basket made of twigs, or cane, or rush, all interwoven
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