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Emotions Vocabulary in Xitsonga (to English & Portuguese)

The ability to express yourself affects how you feel, thus it is important for us as Africans to be able to confidently express ourselves in our mother tongues. Hi lowu nongoti wa mintlhaveko hi Xitsonga – Xinghezi na Xiputukezi;

Ntlhaveko –Emotion/Emoção
Mintlhaveko – Emotions/Emoções
Switwi – Feelings/Sentimentos

Rirhandzu – Love/Amor
Ku rhandza – To love/Amar

Ku xuva – To Miss/Saudade
Makwanga – Avarice/Avareza
Mavondzo – Jealousy/Inveja
Mbhinyeto – Anguish/Angústia
Mbitsi – Agony/Agonia
Navelo – Desire/Desejo
Nhlundzuko – Anger/Rancor
Nkelo – Pleasure/Prazer
Ntsako – Joy/Alegria
Nxukuvalo – Sadness/Tristeza
Nyanyuko – Excitement/Excitação
Nyoxo – Happiness/Alegria
Rivengo – Hate/Ódio
Vubihi – Evil/Maldade
Vukwele – Jealousy/Ciúme
Vunene – Goodness/Bondade
Vutsetsi – Pity/Piedade
Xitsukutswani/Xilan’walan’wa – Short temper/ Instável/Impaciente

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