Season 2 Episode 17
Today we’d be looking at some of the common phrases of the Tswana people of Botswana which is spoken by the majority.
Hello – Dumela
How are you? – O tsogile jang / Le kae? (sg)
Reply to How are you? – Ke tsogile jang
What’s your name? – Leina le gago ke mang
My name is… – Leina la me ke …
Where are you from? – Ko gae ke kae?
I’m from… – Ke tswa ko…
Good morning – Dumela rra (M) / Dumela mma (F)
Good afternoon – Thupama e e monate
Good evening – Muitsibowa a a monate
Goodnight – Boroko / Robala Sentle (Sleep well)
Goodbye – Tsamaya sentle(go well) / Sala sentle (stay well)
Have a nice day – Tlhola sentle
Do you speak Tswana? – A o bua Setswana?
Sorry – Ke kopa tshwarelo
Please – Tswêê-tswêê
Thank you – Ke a leboga rra (M) / Ke a leboga mma (F)
Yes – Ee
No – Nnyaa
Written and edited by Ebenezer Oladokun