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This lesson teaches you to greet and understand greetings
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This lesson teaches you to greet and understand greetings. If the audio button's don't work try the [[Audio Help]] page.
  
 
=== Formal Greeting (singular)===
 
=== Formal Greeting (singular)===
 
{| style="color:green;background-color:#ffffcc;" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" border="1"
 
{| style="color:green;background-color:#ffffcc;" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" border="1"
| A ||  Dumela rra  ||  Hello Sir
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| A ||  Dumela rra  ||  Hello Sir || [[File:Dumela_Rra.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| B ||  Dumela mma, o tsogile jang ?||  Hello madam, how are you ? [literally "how did you wake up"]
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| B ||  Dumela mma, o tsogile jang ?||  Hello madam, how are you ? [literally "how did you wake up"]||
 
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| A || Ke tsogile sentle, wena o tsogile jang ? ||  I am fine, how are you ?
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| A || Ke tsogile sentle, wena o tsogile jang ? ||  I am fine, how are you ?||
 
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| B || Ke tsogile sentle || I am fine
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| B || Ke tsogile sentle || I am fine ||
 
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As an alternative to "tsogile" (woke up) in the afternoon "tlhotse" (spent the day), and in the early morning "robetse" (slept) can be used.
 
As an alternative to "tsogile" (woke up) in the afternoon "tlhotse" (spent the day), and in the early morning "robetse" (slept) can be used.
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=== Less Formal Greeting (singular)===
 
=== Less Formal Greeting (singular)===
 
{| style="color:green;background-color:#ffffcc;" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" border="1"
 
{| style="color:green;background-color:#ffffcc;" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" border="1"
| A ||  Dumela rra   ||  Hello Sir
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| A ||  Dumela mma   ||  Hello Madam || [[File:Dumela_Mma.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| B ||  Dumela mma, o kae? ||  Hello madam, how are you ? [literally "where are you"]
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| B ||  Dumela rra, o kae? ||  Hello sir, how are you ? [literally "where are you"] ||
 
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| A || Ke teng, wena o kae ? ||  I am fine, how are you ?
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| A || Ke teng, wena o kae ? ||  I am fine, how are you ? ||
 
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| B || Ke teng || I am fine
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| B || Ke teng || I am fine || [[File:keteng.ogg|noicon]]
 
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{| style="color:green;background-color:#ffffcc;" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" border="1"
 
{| style="color:green;background-color:#ffffcc;" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" border="1"
| A ||  Wa reng ?||  What's up ? [literally "what do you say"]
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| A ||  Wa reng ?||  What's up ? [literally "what do you say"] || [[File:Wa_reng2.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| B ||  Ga ke re sepe (or Go sharpu) ||  OK [literally "I don't say anything"]
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| B ||  Ga ke re sepe (or Go sharpu) ||  OK [literally "I don't say anything"] || [[File:Ga_ke_re_sepe.ogg|noicon]]
 
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=== Goodbye===
 
=== Goodbye===
 
{| style="color:green;background-color:#ffffcc;" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" border="1"
 
{| style="color:green;background-color:#ffffcc;" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" border="1"
| A ||  (Go siame rra) sala sentle||  (OK sir) Goodbye [literally "stay well"]
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| A ||  Go siame rra, sala sentle||  Goodbye/OK sir, "stay well" || [[File:salasentle.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| B ||  (Go siame mma) tsamaya sentle ||  (OK madam) Goodbye [literally "leave well"]
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| B ||  Go siame mma, tsamaya sentle ||  Goodbye/OK madam, "leave well" || [[File:tsamayasentle.ogg|noicon]]
 
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=== Informal Goodbye===
 
=== Informal Goodbye===
 
{| style="color:green;background-color:#ffffcc;" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" border="1"
 
{| style="color:green;background-color:#ffffcc;" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" border="1"
| A ||  Boroko mma ||  Goodnight madam
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| A ||  Boroko mma ||  Goodnight madam || [[File:Boroko_mma.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| B ||  Robala sentle rra ||  Sleep well sir
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| B ||  Robala sentle rra ||  Sleep well sir || [[File:Robala_sentle.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| - ||  Re tlaa bonana ||  We will see each other
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| - ||  Re tlaa bonana ||  We will see each other || [[File:Re_tla_bonana.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| botoka || -  || better
 
| botoka || -  || better
 
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| go siame || -  || its OK/fine
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| go siame || -  || OK/fine/goodbye
 
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| sharpu || -  || OK (slang)
 
| sharpu || -  || OK (slang)
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| boroko || -  || good night
 
| boroko || -  || good night
 
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| koko || -  || knock-knock
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| ko-ko || -  || knock-knock
 
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| teng || -  || there/around/available
 
| teng || -  || there/around/available

Latest revision as of 04:36, 19 December 2015

This lesson teaches you to greet and understand greetings. If the audio button's don't work try the Audio Help page.

Formal Greeting (singular)

A Dumela rra Hello Sir
B Dumela mma, o tsogile jang ? Hello madam, how are you ? [literally "how did you wake up"]
A Ke tsogile sentle, wena o tsogile jang ? I am fine, how are you ?
B Ke tsogile sentle I am fine

As an alternative to "tsogile" (woke up) in the afternoon "tlhotse" (spent the day), and in the early morning "robetse" (slept) can be used.



Less Formal Greeting (singular)

A Dumela mma Hello Madam
B Dumela rra, o kae? Hello sir, how are you ? [literally "where are you"]
A Ke teng, wena o kae ? I am fine, how are you ?
B Ke teng I am fine

Less Formal Greeting (plural)

A Dumelang, le kae? / lo kae? Hello, how are you ? (plural)
B Re teng We are fine

Informal Greeting (singular)

A Go jwang ? How is it ?
B Go sharpu OK

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A Wa reng ? What's up ? [literally "what do you say"]
B Ga ke re sepe (or Go sharpu) OK [literally "I don't say anything"]

Entering a House

A Ko ko! Knock knock!
B Tsena Come in

Goodbye

A Go siame rra, sala sentle Goodbye/OK sir, "stay well"
B Go siame mma, tsamaya sentle Goodbye/OK madam, "leave well"

Informal Goodbye

A Boroko mma Goodnight madam
B Robala sentle rra Sleep well sir
- Re tlaa bonana We will see each other

Vocabulary

dumela dumelang Hello/Good Morning/Afternoon
tsoga tsogile wake/woke up
tlhola tlhotse spend/spent the day
robala robetse sleep/slept
sala - stay
tsamaya - leave/go
bonana - see each other
botoka - better
go siame - OK/fine/goodbye
sharpu - OK (slang)
jang ? - how
kae ? - where
boroko - good night
ko-ko - knock-knock
teng - there/around/available
sentle - well/good