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By the end of this lesson you will be able to introduce yourself and others.
 
By the end of this lesson you will be able to introduce yourself and others.
  

Revision as of 12:23, 31 May 2007

By the end of this lesson you will be able to introduce yourself and others.

Subject Markers and Personal Pronouns

ke me (1st person) nna myself
o you (2nd person) wena yourself
o he/she (3rd person) ene himself/herself
re us rona ourselves
le you (plural) lona yourselves
ba them bone themselves


Introduction 1

A O bidiwa mang ? Who are you called ?
B Ke bidiwa Peter I am called Peter
A O tswa kae ? Where are you from ?
B Ke tswa kwa* UK, wena o tswa kae ? I come from the UK, where are you from?
A Le nna ke tswa kwa* UK and I also come from the UK
B O tsile leng mo Botswana ? When did you come to Botswana?
A Ke tsile ka September 2006 I came in September 2006
B O tsile ka eng ? How did you come [you came with what?]
A Ke tsile ka sefofane I came by airoplane
B Mo Botswana o dira eng ? What do you do in Botswana ?
A Ke ithuta Setswana I am learning Setswana
B Jaanong o nna kae ? Now where do you stay ?
A Ke nna kwa* Broadhurst, wena o nna kae? I stay in Broadhurst, where do you stay ?
B Ke nna kwa* Block 6 I stay in Block 6
A Go siame rra OK sir

NOTE * "ko" is often used instead of "kwa"

Introduction 2

A Leina la gago ke mang? What is your name ?
B Leina la me ke Peter. Wena, leina la gago ke mang? My name is Peter. What is your name?
A Leina la me ke Robert My name is Robert
B Sefane sa gago ke mang? What is your surname
A Sefane sa me ke Jones My surname is Jones
B Mosetsana yole o bidiwa mang ? The girl over there, what is she called ?
A Leina la gagwe ke Bonolo Her name is Bonolo

Introduction 3

A Ke bidiwa Peter, wena o mang ? I am called Peter, who are you ?
B Ke bidiwa Bonolo I am called Bonolo
A Ke itumelela go go itse I am happy to know you

The identification card for Batswana is called OMANG from "o mang"