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| Nnyaa  ||  no || [[File:nnyaa.ogg|noicon]]
 
| Nnyaa  ||  no || [[File:nnyaa.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| Bua gape  ||  please repeat (say again) ||
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| Bua gape  ||  please repeat (say again) || [[File:Bua_gape.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| Bua ka bonya! ||  speak slowly! ||
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| Bua ka bonya! ||  speak slowly! || [[File:Bua_ka_bonya.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| O bua ka bonako ||  you speak fast ||
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| O bua ka bonako ||  you speak fast || [[File:O_bua_ka_bonako.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| Ke bua Setswana go le gonnye || I speak a little Setswana ||
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| Ke bua Setswana go le gonnye || I speak a little Setswana || [[File:Ke_bua_setswana.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| Nna fatshe/setilo ke se  ||  Sit down/here is a seat ||
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| Nna fatshe/setilo ke se  ||  Sit down/here is a seat || [[File:Nna_fatshe.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| A re ye  ||  let's go ||
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| A re ye  ||  let's go || [[File:A_re_ye.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| Wa reng?  ||  what's up (what do you say?) ||
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| Wa reng?  ||  what's up (what do you say?) || [[File:Wa_reng.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| Ga ke na madi  ||  I have no money ||
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| Ga ke na madi  ||  I have no money || [[File:Ga_ke_na_madi.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| O batla mang?  ||  Who do you want? ||
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| O batla mang?  ||  Who do you want? || [[File:O_batla_mang.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| Intshwarele  ||  Forgive me ||
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| Intshwarele  ||  Forgive me || [[File:Intshwarele.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| Tswee-tswee  ||  Please || [[File:tsweetswee.ogg|noicon]]
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| Tswee-tswee  ||  Please || [[File:Tswee_tswee.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| Ke kopa thuso/Nthuse  ||  I ask for help/Help me ||
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| Ke kopa thuso/Nthuse  ||  I ask for help/Help me || [[File:Ke_kopa_thuso.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| Go siame  ||  OK ||
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| Go siame  ||  OK || [[File:Go_siame2.ogg|noicon]]
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| Ke itumetse/Ke a leboga  ||  I am happy/thank you ||
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| Ke itumetse/Ke a leboga  ||  I am happy/thank you || [[File:Ke_itumetse.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| Ga ke tlhaloganye  ||  I don't understand ||
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| Ga ke tlhaloganye  ||  I don't understand || [[File:Ga_ke_tlhaloganye.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| Ke feditse  ||  I am finished ||
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| Ke feditse  ||  I am finished || [[File:Ke_feditse.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| Ga ke itse ||  I don't know ||
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| Ga ke itse ||  I don't know || [[File:Ga_ke_itse.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| Go molelo  ||  Its hot ||
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| Go molelo  ||  Its hot || [[File:Go_molelo.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| Go tsididi  ||  Its cold ||
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| Go tsididi  ||  Its cold || [[File:Go_tsididi.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| Go pula  ||  Its raining ||
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| Go pula  ||  Its raining || [[File:Go_pula.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| Ke lebetse ||  I've forgotten ||
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| Ke lebetse ||  I've forgotten || [[File:Ke_lebetse.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| Ke tshwerwe ke mala  ||  I am sick ||
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| Ke tshwerwe ke mala  ||  I am sick || [[File:Ke_tshwerwe_ke_mala.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| Ke nale mathata  ||  I have a problem ||
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| Ke nale mathata  ||  I have a problem || [[File:Ke_nale_mathata.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| Ga ke na mathata  ||  I don't have a problem ||
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| Ga ke na mathata  ||  I don't have a problem || [[File:Ga_ke_na_mathata.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| Ke ithuta Setswana  ||  I am learning Setswana ||
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| Ke ithuta Setswana  ||  I am learning Setswana || [[File:Ke_ithuta.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| Mang? ||  who? ||
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| Mang? ||  who? || [[File:Mang.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| Leng?  ||  when? ||
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| Leng?  ||  when? || [[File:Leng.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| Kae?  ||  where? ||
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| Kae?  ||  where? || [[File:Kae.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| Bokae?  ||  how much? ||
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| Bokae?  ||  how much? || [[File:Bo_kae.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| Mokae?  ||  what nationality? ||
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| Mokae?  ||  what nationality? || [[File:Mo_kae.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| Jang?  ||  how? ||
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| Jang?  ||  how? || [[File:Jang.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| Eng?  ||  what? ||
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| Eng?  ||  what? || [[File:Eng.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| Efe?  ||  which? ||
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| Efe?  ||  which? || [[File:Efe.ogg|noicon]]
 
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Revision as of 23:04, 21 May 2011

Some simple phrases for short term visitors etc

Ee yes
Nnyaa no
Bua gape please repeat (say again)
Bua ka bonya! speak slowly!
O bua ka bonako you speak fast
Ke bua Setswana go le gonnye I speak a little Setswana
Nna fatshe/setilo ke se Sit down/here is a seat
A re ye let's go
Wa reng? what's up (what do you say?)
Ga ke na madi I have no money
O batla mang? Who do you want?
Intshwarele Forgive me
Tswee-tswee Please
Ke kopa thuso/Nthuse I ask for help/Help me
Go siame OK
Ke itumetse/Ke a leboga I am happy/thank you
Ga ke tlhaloganye I don't understand
Ke feditse I am finished
Ga ke itse I don't know
Go molelo Its hot
Go tsididi Its cold
Go pula Its raining
Ke lebetse I've forgotten
Ke tshwerwe ke mala I am sick
Ke nale mathata I have a problem
Ga ke na mathata I don't have a problem
Ke ithuta Setswana I am learning Setswana
Mang? who?
Leng? when?
Kae? where?
Bokae? how much?
Mokae? what nationality?
Jang? how?
Eng? what?
Efe? which?