Setswana To English Phrases

Ithute Sekgoa/ learn English

Diele tse di ka dirisiwa gogwe le gongwe/Phrases for Anywhere

DumelangHello
Le tsogile?How are you?
Le thotse jang?How is your day/ How was your day?
Ke a leboga thataThanks so much
Tota ke a lebogaI really appreciate
Excuse me.
O ta nkinela diatla metsingI’m sorry.
O akantse jang?What do you think?
E ntse jang/ e utwala jangHow does that sound?
E siame thataThat sounds great.
E thogele(Oh) never mind.
Ke ithuta sekgoaI’m learning English.
Ga ke tlhaloganyeI don’t understand.
ke kopa o bue gapeCould you repeat that please?
ke kopa o bue ka o iketile/ka bonyaCould you please talk slower?
Ke a leboga. Moo go thusitse thataThank you. That helps a lot.
Moo go raya eng?What does that mean?
Go peletiwa jang?How do you spell that?
O raya jang?What do you mean?

Diele tsa go ikitsiso le go dira botsala / Phrases for Introducing Yourself and Making Friends

Dumelang ke nna [Leina], Wena?Hi! I’m [Name]. (And you?)
Ke lebogela go kopana le wenaNice to meet you.
O tswa kae?Where are you from?
O dira eng?What do you do?
O rata go dira eng (Fa o sena tiro)What do you like to do (in your free time)?
Mogala wa gago ke mang?What’s your phone number?
O na le facebook?Do you have Facebook?

Diele tsa ko tirong / Phrases for Work

Ke ka go thusa jang?How can I help you?
Ke ta bo ke na le wena mo nako ee sa fediseng peloI’ll be with you in a moment.
Bokopano jwa rona ke nako mang?What time is our meeting?
o nteletse ka…Please call me (back) at…
(Ehe) mme ke ne ke akantse…(Oh really?) Actually, I thought…
Mme ke ne ke Actually, I
 I’m (just) about to