Difference between revisions of "Simple phrases"

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| Ga ke tlhaloganye  ||  I don't understand ||
 
| Ga ke tlhaloganye  ||  I don't understand ||
 
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| Ke fidetse ||  I am finished ||
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| Ke feditse ||  I am finished ||
 
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| Ga ke itse ||  I don't know ||
 
| Ga ke itse ||  I don't know ||
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| Mang? ||  who? ||
 
| Mang? ||  who? ||
 
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| Leng?  ||  xx ||
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| Leng?  ||  when? ||
 
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| Kae?  ||  where? ||
 
| Kae?  ||  where? ||
 
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| Bokae?  ||  xx ||
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| Bokae?  ||  how much? ||
 
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| Mokae?  ||  xx ||
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| Mokae?  ||  what nationality? ||
 
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| Jang?  ||  how? ||
 
| Jang?  ||  how? ||
 
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| Eng?  ||  which/what? ||
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| Eng?  ||  what? ||
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| Efe?  ||  which? ||
 
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Revision as of 10:16, 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?

As an alternative