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| Ee  ||  yes
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| Ee  ||  yes || [[File:ee.ogg|noicon]]
 
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| Nnyaa  ||  no
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| 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) ||
 
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| Bua ka bonya! ||  speak slowly!
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| Bua ka bonya! ||  speak slowly! ||
 
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| O bua ka bonako ||  you speak fast
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| O bua ka bonako ||  you speak fast ||
 
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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 ||
 
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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 ||
 
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| A re ye  ||  let's go
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| A re ye  ||  let's go ||
 
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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?) ||
 
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| Ga ke na madi  ||  I have no money
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| Ga ke na madi  ||  I have no money ||
 
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| O batla mang?  ||  Who do you want?
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| O batla mang?  ||  Who do you want? ||
 
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| Intshwarele  ||  Forgive me
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| Intshwarele  ||  Forgive me ||
 
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| Tswee-tswee  ||  Please
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| Tswee-tswee  ||  Please || [[File:tsweetswee.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 ||
 
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| Go siame  ||  OK
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| Go siame  ||  OK ||
 
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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 ||
 
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| Ga ke tlhaloganye  ||  I don't understand
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| Ga ke tlhaloganye  ||  I don't understand ||
 
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| Ke fidetse  ||  I am finished
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| Ke fidetse  ||  I am finished ||
 
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| Ga ke itse ||  I don't know
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| Ga ke itse ||  I don't know ||
 
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| Go molelo  ||  Its hot
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| Go molelo  ||  Its hot ||
 
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| Go tsididi  ||  Its cold
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| Go tsididi  ||  Its cold ||
 
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| Go pula  ||  Its raining
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| Go pula  ||  Its raining ||
 
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| Ke lebetse ||  I've forgotten
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| Ke lebetse ||  I've forgotten ||
 
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| Ke tshwerwe ke mala  ||  I am sick
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| Ke tshwerwe ke mala  ||  I am sick ||
 
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| Ke nale mathata  ||  I have a problem
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| Ke nale mathata  ||  I have a problem ||
 
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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 ||
 
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| Ke ithuta Setswana  ||  I am learning Setswana
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| Ke ithuta Setswana  ||  I am learning Setswana ||
 
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| Mang? ||  who?
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| Mang? ||  who? ||
 
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| Leng?  ||  xx
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| Leng?  ||  xx ||
 
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| Kae?  ||  where?
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| Kae?  ||  where? ||
 
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| Bokae?  ||  xx
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| Bokae?  ||  xx ||
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| Mokae?  ||  xx
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| Mokae?  ||  xx ||
 
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| Jang?  ||  how?
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| Jang?  ||  how? ||
 
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| Eng?  ||  which/what?
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| Eng?  ||  which/what? ||
 
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Revision as of 09:03, 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 fidetse 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? xx
Kae? where?
Bokae? xx
Mokae? xx
Jang? how?
Eng? which/what?

As an alternative