In this lesson you will learn about locations and how to talk about location (in front of, nearby etc)
locatives "ko/kwa", "mo" and "fa" are used to describe location. "mo" usually means "inside" or a more precise location than "ko/kwa".
|o kae?||where are you/he/she ?|
|ke bereka mo ofising||I am working in the office|
|o nna kwa Broadhurt mo Gaborone||he stays at Broadhurst in Gaborone|
|Festus o ko Francistown||Festus is in Francistown|
|Ba kwa tirong||They are at work|
|Sarah o yo||Sarah is here|
|Sarah ga a yo||Sarah is not here|
Note the use of "ofising" and "tirong" above. In general, whenever a noun is used as a location following "ko/kwa/mo/fa" then -ng is added at the end, unless the noun ends in "a" in which case the "a" is replaced by "-eng".
|banka||bankeng||in the bank|
|sepatela||sepateleng||in the hospital|
|moraka||morakeng||at the cattle post|