Language Lessons

One of the activates they offer to help us learn a little of the local language. So today, we all gathered in a room where Shawna, one of the locals attempted to teach us some local terms and a song. Knowing full well that I wouldn't retain any of it, I did take some notes. Others however seem more interested in asking her about her personal life and marriages between couples in Zimbabwe and how they work.

Some highlights
  • Good morning - wa mooka sae
    • Response - da mooka
  • Good afternoon - we sware sae
    • Response - da shwara
  • No - quete
  • Yes - wangoo
  • Excuse me - pam saware
Since we are volunteering in an animal park
  • Lion - shumba
  • Elephant - zo
  • Cat - kitty (I can remember this one0
  • Chicken - wooko
  • dog - embwa
And of course, since I'm with a group of mostly girls, they have a few they wanted to know as well
  • Beautiful - waka noka
  • Ugly - waka shata
  • I love you - de noku farea
  • Awesome - shaka naka
  • Take your top off - visa hembe 
So, waka noka laides, if you could please visa hembe