Simple sentences and linking words
Use "le" for "and" only in a list of nouns:
|John le Sarah ba tswa ko UK||John and Sarah come from the UK|
|Ke ja koko, phaletshe le merogo||I am eating chicken, mealie meal and vegetables|
When linking phrases "gape" (again) or "mme" (but/however) or similar should be used.
|John le Sarah ba tswa ko UK gape ba nna ko Block 6||John and Sarah come from the UK and/also they stay in Block 6|
|Ke ja koko mme ga ke je nama ya kolobe||I eat chicken, but I don't eat pork (meat of pig)|
fa, ka gore, ... LESSON 5b notes
When using two verbs in a sentence, as in English the second will be in the infinitive form. In Setswana this is "go -"
|ke batla go ya kwa Gaborone||I want to go to Gaborone|
|ke rata go ithutha Setswana||I like learning (to learn) Setswana|