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setswana Translation January

January - Ferikgong (Month of The Scarecrow)

setswana Translation February

February - Tlhakole (Month of Pollen)

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March - Mopitlwe (Month of Grain)

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April - Moranang (Month of The Roaster)

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May - Motsheganong (Month of Laughing at Birds)

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June - Seetebosigo (Month of Small Withholding)

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July - Phukwi (Month of Withholding)

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August - Phatwe (Month of Ploughing)

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September - Lwetse (Month of the Cornucopia)

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October - Diphalane (Month of Young Impala)

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November - Ngwanatsele (Month of Young Wildebeest)

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December - Sedimonthole (Month of Small Grasshoppers)

Tswana months of the year
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Greetings & Conversation Tswana Months
Tswana Names Colours
Famous Quotes Days of the Week
Legal Terminology Measurements of Time
Sales & Marketing Medical Terminology
Personal Details Environmental Terminology
Mathematical Terminology Counting in Tswana
Education - Textbook Units School Subjects
Measurements Banking
11 National Languages Demographics: Statistics SA*
   
Tswana Greetings & Conversation (informal and formal)
English Setswana (Tswana)
Hello / Hi (informal email) (conversational: all times of the day) Dumela
Welcome O amogetswe (singular) Le amogetswe (plural)
Dear... (formal letter or email) Madume...
Yours Sincerely... (formal letter or email) Ka boikokobetso
Kind Regards (casual letter or email) Weno
How are you? O kae?
I am fine Ke teng
Goodbye To those staying: Sala sentle
To those departing: Tsamaya sentle
Happy Birthday Masego a Letsatsi la Matsalo
Merry Christmas Masego a Keresemose
Happy Easter Malatsi a paseka aa itumedisang
I love you Ke a go rata
Thank you Ke a leboga / Ke itumtese
You’re welcome O amogelesegile
   
Tswana Translations for Colours
English Setswana (Tswana)
Coluor Lebale
Colours Mebale
Black Bontsho
White Bosweu
Grey Botuba
Blue Botala jwa loapi
Green Botala jwa ditlhare
Yellow Bosetlha-galaledi
Orange Namune
Red Bohibidu
Maroon [being translated]
Purple Selaole
Brown Borokwa
Pink Pinki
 
Tswana Translations for Directions
English Setswana (Tswana)
Directions [being translated]
North Bokone
South Borwa
East Botlhabatsatsi
West Bophirima
   
Tswana Days of the Week
English Setswana (Tswana)
Sunday Latshipi
Monday Mosupologo
Tuesday Labobedi
Wednesday Laboraro
Thursday Labone
Friday Labotlhano
Saturday Lamatlhatso
 
Tswana Months of the Year
English Setswana (Tswana)
January Ferikgong
February Tlhakole
March Mopitlwe
April Moranang
May Motsheganong
June Seetebosigo
July Phukwi
August Phatwe
September Lwetse
October Diphalane
November Ngwanatsele
December Sedimonthole
 
Tswana Translations for Measurements of Time
English Setswana (Tswana)
second motsotswana
minute motsotso
minutes metsotso
hour ura
hours diura
day letsatsi
days matsatsi
week beke
weeks dibeke
month kgwedi
months dikgwedi
year ngwaga
years dingwaga
yesterday maabane
today gompieno
tomorrow kamoso
   
Tswana Medical Translation
English Setswana (Tswana)
HIV MTTM
human immunodeficiency virus mogaretlhaelotshouto ya motho
child ngwana
infant lesea
birth weight boima ka nako ya pelego
sex bong
death loso
sanitation kgeleloleswe
handicap sekgoreletsi
disability bogole
   
Tswana Legal Translation
English Setswana (Tswana)
Legal Semolao
law molao
questionnaire lenaneopotsolotso
marital status kemonyalo
single mosanyalwang
relationship kamano
partner molekane
married nyetse
separated kgaogane
divorced thladilwe
widow motlholagadi
widower moswagadi
place of birth lefelobotsalo
residence bodulo
occupation mmereko
employed bathapiwa
race morafe
religion tumelo
population group lotso
gender bong
investigation patlisiso
plaintiff mongongoregi
resolved case kgetse e e rarabolotsweng
unresolved case kgetse e e sa rarabololwang
proxy moemedi
vote kabo
   
 
Tswana Translations for Personal Details
English Setswana (Tswana)
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Tswana Translations for Banking Details
English Setswana (Tswana)
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Tswana Translations for Marketing & Promotional Material
English Setswana (Tswana)
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Tswana Translations for Mathematical Terminology
Tswana Translations for Numerals 1-100
English Setswana (Tswana)
one nngwe
two pedi
three tharo
four nne
five tlhano
six thataro
seven supa
eight robedi
nine robongwe
ten lesome
eleven lesomenngwe
twelve lesomepedi
thirteen lesometharo
fourteen lesometharo
fifteen lesometlhano
sixteen lesomethataro
seventeen lesomesupa
eighteen lesomerobedi
nineteen lesomerobongwe
twenty masomepedi
twenty one masomepedinngwe
thirty masometharo
forty masomenne
fifty masometlhano
sixty masomethataro
seventy masomesupa
eighty masomerobedi
ninety masomerobongwe
one hundred lekgolo
 
Tswana Translations for Publishing Terminology
Tswana Translations for School Books
English Setswana (Tswana)
Teacher's Guide Kaelo ya Morutabana
Learner's Book Buka ya Moithuti
Workbook Bukatiro
Grade Kereiti
 
 
Tswana Translations for Publishing - School Subjects
English Setswana (Tswana)
Arts and Culture Botaki le Setso
Economic and Management Sciences Disaense tsa Ikonomi le Botsamaisi
Life Orientation Tebanyo le Botshelo
Life Skills Dikgono tsa Botshelo
Literacy Letheresi
Mathematics Mmetse
Numeracy Dipalo
Natural Sciences Disaense tsa Tlhago
Social Sciences Disaense tsa Loago
 
Tswana Translations for Publishing - Textbook Units
English Setswana (Tswana)
Term Setlha
Unit Yuniti
Units Metso
Activity Tirwana
Lesson Thuto
page tsebe
pages ditsebe
 
Tswana Translations for Publishing - Curriculum Headings
English Setswana (Tswana)
Assessment Tlhatlhobo
Informal Assessment Tlhatlhobo e e sa Rulaganngwang
Classroom management Tsamaiso ya phaposiborutelo
Programme of Assessment Lenaane la Tlhatlhobo
Resources Didiriswa
Learning Programme Lenaanethuto
Systemic assessment Tlhatlhobo ya makgaolakgang
Integration Kopano
 
Tswana Translations for Mathematical Operators
English Setswana (Tswana)
addition tlhakanyo
subtraction ntsha
multiplication katiso
division karolo
 
Tswana Translations for Units of Measurement
English Setswana (Tswana)
length boleele
litre litara
litres dilitara
metre mitara
hectare heketara
Rands Diranta
Cents Disente
 
Tswana Translations for Mathematical Objects
English Setswana (Tswana)
object selo
circle sediko
circles didiko
square sekwere
triangle khutlotharo
cylinder silintara
rectangle khutlonne
sphere kgolokwe
 
Tswana Translations for Mathematical Measurements
English Setswana (Tswana)
size selekanyo
sides matlhakore
corner sekhutlo
symmetry simetheri
 
Tswana Translations for Technology Vocabulary
English Setswana (Tswana)
cellphone/mobile selefoni
computer khompyuta
laptop xixingiwa
mouse mawusi
wireless wayilese
website webosaete
printer pirintara
cable khebulu
 
Tswana Translations for Environmental Terminology
English Setswana (Tswana)
botanist moithutadimela
botany thutadimela
carbon dioxide (CO₂) khabonotaeokosaete (CO₂)
carbon monoxide (CO₁) khabonomonokosaete (CO₁)
conservation tshomarelo
crude oil oli e tala
dehydration komiso
draught komelelo
eco-friendly tshiamelatikologo
eco-tourism tshiamelabojanala
energy consumption tirisomaatla
environment tikologo
farm polasa
farming temothuo
irrigation nosetso
nature tlhago
nature reserve serapa sa tlhago
ozone osoune
pollution kgotlelego
renewable resource motswedi o o ntšhwafatsegang
soil type mofutammu
solar energy maikatlapelotsatsi
waste matlakala
wind power maatlaphefo
Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) Lefapha la Merero ya Tikologo (DEA)
National Environmental Management Act Molao wa Bosetšhaba wa Taolo ya Tikologo
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations Melawana ya Tlhatlhobo ya Ditlamorago tsa Tikologo (EIA)
Basic Assessment (BA) Tlhatlhobo ya Motheo (BA)
   
Tswana Translations for Schools Vocabulary Wordlist
English Setswana (Tswana)
calendar khalendara
teaspoon thisipuni
bar code khodi ya bara
question potso
answer araba
crayons dikerayone
games metshameko
school sekolo
plants dijalo
livestock leruo
municipality mmasepala
 
Tswana Translations for Famous Quotes & Proverbs
Nelson Mandela: "If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart." "Fa o bua le nna ka puo e ke e tlhaloganyang, e tla ya kwa tlhogong. Fa o bua le nna puo ya leleme la ga mme, e tla ya kwa pelong ya me."
Charlemagne: "To have another language is to possess a second soul." [being translated]
Mahatma Gandhi: "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." "Phetogo e o e lebeletseng mo lefatsheng, e tshwanetse go bonagala mo go wena"
Aristotle: "All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth." "Batho botlhe ba ba akanyang ka togamaano a go busa lesika loo motho, ba na le tumelo ya gore go ruta baswa ke yona phenyo ya tsotlhe."
Chinese Proverb: “Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.” "Fa o mpolelela ke tla lebala; fa o mpontsha nka gopola; mme fa o ntseisa karolo ke tla tlhaloganya."
 
Tswana Given Names and their Meanings
Meaning in English Tswana Women's Names
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Meaning in English Tswana Men's Names
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