Below is a list of words or terms that I use regularly and their meanings;
Rents – Refers to parents or parental figures.
Eish – expression I like to start sentences with pronounced ‘ish’.
Rigs – slang for fashionable clothing.
Boot – refers to an event, function, more specifically a party that involves having fun, can be used as an adjective (my favourite word).
Daije – Women, females, generally attractive but generally refers to women ‘daijes’ pronounced ‘daijiz’
Tapi – My husband
Coin – General term for money – thank you ‘Married to Medicine’
Bra – Expression used when you feel like you’ve been treated unfairly. Can also be used in conjunction with “Sha” …” Sha Bra”
Sadza – The traditional Zimbabwean Food. Made of Mealie Meal (Corn) . It is the staple food of Zimbabwe.
Muroora – The Shona word for daughter-in-law
Musalad – A young Zimbabwean male/female apparently originating from the suburban areas generally within Harare. The assumption is that a musalad also attended a private school which some classify as a ‘Group A’ school…apparently.
Perekwad– Derived from the shona word ‘Kuperekwa’, when a bride is accompanied to her new home and demonstrates her abilities and skills in upkeeping a household.
Apa – Meanwhile
Monaring Sadza – the act of kneading a hot pot of the Zimbabwean traditional dish called Sadza (refer above for definition of Sadza).
Arundel – A private school in Harare, rival school to Chisi (the school I went to since the age of 5)
Kumusha – Term used by the Shona people of Zimbabwe to denote the place where you come from or where your parents grew up. It is generally in the rural areas of Zimbabwe.
Cherry Plum – The yummiest Zimbabwean soft drink ever!
Chompkins – Zimbabwean potato Chips.
Zhakata – Leonard Zhakata is a Zimbabwean musician that my dad ( most dad’s liked to listen to in the car)
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