My Glossary

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)

Bulawayo –  The second largest city in Zimbabwe after the capital Harare ( where I am from) . Zimbabweans call Bulawayo ‘Skies’.. I don’t know why.

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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  2. Liesel · July 10, 2015

    Hi there! I really love your style and creative pics.
    I would like to find out if I could use one of your images which I found under ‘guilty pleasures’
    for a small online magazine in South Africa (still in creation). Its for my client, and we would credit the source of the image and list your website details for reference. Is this something that would be possible?


    • L'entendre · July 20, 2015

      Hi Liesel, i’m so sorry i didn’t get this msg, i’m not sure why, i’m only seeing this now. Lets talk via email, please email me on , keen to work together. Cheers Mati. x


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