ツワナ語入門(Setswana)

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Day 1

まだ勉強中なので、間違いがあれば適宜修正していきます。
最初に抑えておくべきフレーズはこちら。

  • Survival & Commonly used Phrases
フレーズ 発音 意味
Dumela raa ドゥメラ Hello
Dumela raa ドゥメラ ラ Hello sir.
Dumela mma ドゥメラ ンマ Hello madom.
Dumelang borra ドゥメラン ボラ Hello(複数男性に対して)
Dumelang bomma ドゥメラン ボンマ Hello(複数女性に対して)
Dumelang borra le bomma ドゥメラン ボラ レ ボンナ Hello(複数の男女に対して)
O tsogile jang? オ ツヒレ ジャン How are you?
Ke tsogile sentle ケ ツヒレ センテ I’m fine.
Tanki タンキ Thank you. (casual)
Ke a leboga ケ ア レボハ Thank you. (formal)
Go Siame ホ シアミ OK
Bua gape ブア ハーペ speak again
Bua ka bonya ブア カ ボーニャ speak slowly
Buela ko godimo ブエラ コ ホデーモ speak aloud
Ga ke bone ハ ケ ボーネ I can’t see.
Ga ke utlwe ハ ケ ウークリー I can’t hear.
Ga ke go utlwe ハ ケ ホ ウークリー I don’t hear you.
Ga ke tlhaloganye ハ ケ タロハーニャ I don’t understand.
Ga ke itse ハケーツェ I don’t know.
Tlhola sentle クォラ センテ have a good day
Sala sentle サラ センテ good bye(行ってきます)
Tsamaya sentle ツァマヤ センテ good bye(行ってらっしゃい)
Robala sentle ロバラ センテ sleep well
Ke a tsamaya ケ ア ツァマーヤ I’m going.
A re tsamaya ア レ ツァマーヤ Let’s go.
A re ja ア レ ジェ Let’s eat.
Ke kgotshe ケ コーヅェ I’m full.
Ke tshwerwe ke tlala ケ ツェーリ ケ ターラ I’m hungry.
Ke tshwerwe ke lenyora ケ ツェーリ ケ レニョーラ I’m thirsty.
Ke nwa metsi ケ ナ ミーツィ I’m drinking water.
Ke kopa dijo ケ コパ デージョ I ask for food
Ke kopa metsi ケ コパ ミーツィ I ask for water
Ke kopa madi ケ コパ マーデ I ask for money
Ke kopa thweilete ケ コパ トイレーテ I ask for toilet (casual)
Ke kopa ntlwana ケ コパ ンクァーナ I ask for toilet (formal)
Ke kopa thuso ケ コパ ツゥーソ I ask for assistance
Ke batla dijo ケ バタ デージョ I want food.
Ke batla go reka ケ バタ ホ レーカ I want to buy.
Ke batla go ya thweileteng ケ バタ ホ ヤ トイレーテング I want to go to toilet.
Tweilete e kae? トイレーテ エ カーイ Where is toilet?
Mpha madi ンパー マディ give me money.
Ga ke na madi ハ ケ ナ マディ I have no money.
Ga ke batle ハ ケ バーティ I don’t want.
Ke moithaopi ケ ムイタオピ I’m volunteer.
Intshwarele インツァレーレ Excuse me.
Thusa!! ツゥーサ Help! (singular)
Thusang!! ツゥーサング Help! (plural)
Nthusa!! ンツゥーサ Help me! (singular)
Nthusang!! ンツゥーサング Help me! (plural)
Ema pele エマ ペーレ wait a minute
Nkemela mo stopong ンケメラ モ ストポン wait for me by the bus stop
Ema mo stopon エマ モ ストポン stop by the bus stop
Legodu!!! レホーデュ theif (泥棒)
Ke timetse ケ ティーメーツェ I’m lost.
Khombi ya Riverwalk e fa kae? コンビ ヤ リバーウォーク エファカーエ? Where is small bus going to Riverwalk?
Police e kae? ポリス エ カーエ? Where is police?
Ithlaganele イタハネーレ Hurry up!
  • Pronunciation

Gaboroneの発音がガボローネでなくハボローネだったり、h は強く発音するところなどが特徴。

Vowels(母音)
フレーズ 発音 意味
Bala バーラ read
Be^re^ka (Bereka) バレーカ work
Gaboro^ne (Gaborone) ハボローネ Gaborone
Bidiwa ビディーワ Being called
Gaboro^ne (Gaborone) ハボローネ Gaborone
Gaboro^ne (Gaborone) ハボローネ Gaborone
Dumela ドゥメーラ Hello

e^:表記できないのでこのように記載

Consonants(子音)
フレーズ 発音 意味 備考
bua speak 唇噛む
duela ドゥエラ pay
fa ファ here | give 唇噛む
gaborone ボローネ gaborone 喉を狭める
hola ーラ become better 腹式
ja ジャ eat
kwala ワーラ write ソフト
lera cry
meno teeth
nona ーナ be fat
Palama ラーマ ride ベリーソフト
ruta ータ teach
sesuwaa スワ meet ソフト
taboga ボハ run ソフト
wa fall down
ya go
khutshwane ッツオーネ short
kgoshi ーシ leader 喉を狭める
lwala ルワーラ sick
ngaka ンガーカ doctor 喉を狭める
nyaa ャー no
nkemela ケメラ wait for me
phalets^he (phaletshe) レーチ porridge (オートミールのおかゆ)
sh | s^a (sa) phane (mophane worm)
swa die
thaba mountain or hill
tsamaya ツァマヤ go
tshameka ツァメカ play
Nts^a (Ntsa) チャ dog
Nts^ha (Ntsha) チャ new
tla ツァ come
tlhaloganyo ロハーニョ mind
kgotla ツァ court (裁判所) 喉を狭める
ngwana ンガーナ child 喉を狭める
sefofane セフォファーネ air plane
tsoga ォー wake up 喉を狭める
sejanaga セジャナー car 喉を狭める
pampiri ンピリ paper
segogwane フォーネ flog 喉を狭める
tlhopha オー choose / select
moithaopi モイウーピ volunteer
motshegare ェハーレ afternoon
tlnogo ーホ head
bojalwa ボジャー alcohol
utlwa ウーツァ hear
letse レー spent the night
matlho マー eyes
nkuku ンクーク grand mother
koko コーコ chicken
phologolo ロホーロ animal
tlhabologo ボローゴ development
maitseboa マイェボーア evening
Legetla レヘータ shoulder
Menwana メヌァーナ finger
Bosigo ボシーホ night
Kgantele カンテーレ later or earlier
Ngongorego ゴレーホ complaint 苦情
Letheka ーカ hip / waist
Phakela ケーラ morning time

h は強く発音

Day 2

最初はこのあたりの挨拶ができればOK!

  • Greeting(挨拶) 1
Phrase Pronunciation Meaning Remarks
A Dumela rra ドゥメラ ラ Hello sir. rra: titles(sir)
B Dumela rra ドゥメラ ラ Hello sir.
A O tsogile jang? オツヒレジャン How are you? O: You、Ke: I
B Ke tsogile sentle, wena o tsogile jang? ケツヒレセンテ。ウェナ オツヒレジャン? I‘m fine. And you? wena: personal pronoun (yourself)
A Le nna, ke tsogile sentle rra. Ke a leboga. レナ ケツヒレセンテラ。ケアレボハ。 I’m fine too. Thank you. nna: personal pronoun (myself)
B Go siame rra, le nna ke a leboga. tlhla sentle ホシアミラ、レナ ケアレボハ。クォラセンテ。 OK. Thank you. Have a good day. le: connection word (and)
A Ee rra, le wena tlhola sentle. エラ、レウェナ クォラセンテ You also have a good day.

Ga ke a tsoga sente ・・・ I’m not fine.
※ 否定の場合は動詞をpresent tenceに変える

  • Greeting(挨拶) 2
Phrase Pronunciation Meaning
M Dumela mma. ドゥメラ ンマ Hello madom.
F Dumela rra, Le kae? ドゥメラ ラ。レカーイ? Hello sir. How are you?
M Ke teng mma, wena o kae? ケ テンマ。ウェナ オ カーイ? I’m fine. How are you?
F Le nna ke teng rra. Ke a leboga. レンナ ケテンラ。ケアレボハ。 I’m fine too. Thank you.
M Go siame mma tsamaya sentle. ホシアミンマ ツァマヤセンテ。 OK. Good bye.(行ってらっしゃい)
F Ee rra, le wena sala sentle. Ke tla go bona kamoso. エラ、レウェナ サラセンテ。ケタホボナ カモーソ。 Good bye.(行ってきます) See you tommorrow.
M Ee mma tanki. エーンマ タンキ。 Yes, madom. Thanks.

※ 午後は”Le kae?”を使う

Day 3

  • Useful Vocabulary
Phrase Pronunciation Meaning Remarks
Ke kopa maitshwarelo ケコパ I ask for forgiveness. forgiveness: 許し
Intshwareleng tswee-tswee インチャレーレ excuse me
A re mmogo? アレモーホ We are togther?(Are you OK?)
Ee re mmogo. エーレモーホ Yes.
Nnyaa, go re mmgo. No.
Mathata ke eng? What is problem.
Ga go na mathata. No problem
Go na le mathata. problem
O tsogile jang? オツヒレジャン How are you? tsoga(presentence)
O tlhotse jang? オトォツェジャン How did you spend a day? tlhola(presentence)
O letse jang? オレツェジャン How did you sleep? lala(presentence)
O robetse jang? オロベチャジャン How did you sleep? robala(presentence)
maphakela マパケーラ morning
mothegare モツェハーレ afternoon
maitseboa マイツェボーア evening
Bosigo ボシーホ night
Gompieno ホンピエーノ today
kamoso カモーソ tomorrow
maabane マバーネ yesterday
maloba マロバ before yesterday
kgantele カンテーレ later or early
letsatsi レツァーツィ day or sun malatsi(plural)
beke ベーケ week or bag Dibeke(plural)
kgwedi クェーディ month or moon Dikgwedi(plural)
ngwaga ンガーハ year Dingwaha(plural)
oura オゥーラ hour Dioura(plural)
motsotso マツォーツォ minute Metsotso(plural)
  • 単数と複数
Singular Plural Meaning
tsala dutsala friend(s)
mosadi basadi woman(women)
monna banna man(men)
ngwana bana child(children)
motho batho person(people)
mosimane basimane boy(s)
mosetsana basetsana girl(s)
morutabana barutabana teacher
tichara matichara teacher
  • 現在形と過去形
Pesent tence Past tence Meaning
Nyala Nytse marriage(man)
Nyalwa Nyetswe marriage(woman)
5W1H
Setswana English
mang? who
Eng? what
Kae? where
Leng? when
Ka goreng? why
jang? how
Kae? How much?
-Fe? motho(person)
Personal Possessives
Setswana English singular/plural
me my singular
gago your singular
gagwe his singular
rona our plural
lona your plural
bone their plural

質問ができるようになると、会話が可能になる。

English Question Answer
What is your first name? Leina la gago ke mang? Leina la me ke Taro.
What is your sir name? Sefone sa gago ke mang? Sefone sa me ke Yamada.
Where are you come from? O tswa kae? Ke tswa ko Japane.
When did you live in Bots. O gorogile mo Bots leng? Ke gorogile mo Bots ka March 2016.
What do you do? O dira eng mo Bots? Ke moithaopi wa JICA.
Where do you live? O nna kae? Ke nna ko JICA domitory.
Who do you live with? O nna le mang? Ke nna le Jiro Saburo le shiro.
Setswana English
Ke bereka mo JICA. I work in JICA.
Ke ithuta setswana. I am learning setswana.
Ke bidiwa Taro. My name is Taro.
Ke nna Taro. Call me Taro.
Mpolelela tell me.
Mpolelela ka wena. tell me about yourself.
Ga ke bereke, ke moithaopi wa JICA. I’m not working, I’m JICA volunteer.
wareng? What are you saying?
Ga ke re sepe. I’m not saying anything. (I’m fine.)
Shapo. It’s OK.

Day 4

Sentence
1st person singular Ke moithaopi wa JICA.
2nd person singular O moithaopi wa JICA.
3rd person singular Taro ke moithaopi wa JICA.
1st person singular Ke nna ko JICA domitory.
2nd person singular O nna ko JICA domitory.
3rd person singular Taro O nna ko JICA domitory.

名詞の前はkeを付けて、動詞の前はOを付ける。

myself introduce himself introduce Remarks
Ke tswa ko Japan. Jiro O tswa ko Japan.
Ke gorogile mo Bots ka March 2016. Jiro O gorogile mo Bots ka March 2016.
Ke moithaopi wa JICA. Jiro Ke moithaopi wa JICA.
Ke nna ko JICA domitory. Jiro O nna ko JICA domitory.
Ke eta oddi. Jiro O eta kue. eta: visit
Ke ruta Khomputara technology. Jiro O ruta go dira madi. ruta: teach

verb

基本的な動詞を一通り覚えれば、名詞との組み合わせで自由に文が作れるようになる。

Setswana verb conjugation(活用)
Meaning present tense past tense
cook apaya(アパーヤ) apeile
undress apola(アポーラ) apotse
build aga(アーハ) agile
think akanya(アカーニャ) akantse
make up bed ala(アーラ) agile(アシーリ)
tell lie aka(アーカ) akile
see bona(ボーナ) Bone
read bala(バーラ) badile
dance bina(ビーナ) ninne
ask botsa(ボーツァ) boditse(ボディーゼ)
want batla(バタ) batlile
tell bolela(ボレーラ) boletse
be quiet didimala didimetse
belive or agree dumela dumetse
knead(こねる) duba(デューバ) dubile
ululate(ホーホー鳴く) duduetsa(デュデュエイーツェ) dudueditse
run around dikologa dikologile
stop or wait or stand ema(エーンマ) eme(エーメ)
visit eta(エータ) etile
make a hole epa(エーパ) epile
mimic or copy etsa(エーツァ) eitse
sneeze ethimola(エティモーラ) ethimotso
give fa file(フィーレ)
finish fetsa(フェーツァ) fiditse
recover fola(フォーラ) fodile
reduce fokotsa(フォコーツェ) fokoditse
kill fola(フォーラ) fodile
will fenya(フェーニャ) fentse
alive goroga(ホローハ) gorofile
pull goga(ホーハ) gogile
milk gama(ハーマ) gamile
refuse gana(ハーナ) ganne(ハンネ)
repossess gapa(ハーパ) gapile
hate ila(イーラ) idile
know itse(イーツェ) itsile
bend(body only) inama(イナーマ) iname
eat ja(ジャ) jele(ジェーレ)
write kwala kwadile
drive kgweetsa(クェーツァ) kgweeditse
knock kokota(ココータ) kokotile
comb(櫛ですく) kama(カーマ) kamile
chase(追跡) koba(コーバ) kobile(コビーレ)
credit kolota(コロータ) kokotile
bite(噛む) loma(ローマ) lomile
be sick lwala(ルワラ) lwetse(レーツェ)
fight lwa(ルワ) lole
spend the night lala(ラーラ) letse
look (see) leba(レーバ) lebile
play radio, make a phone call letsa(レツァ) beditse
lick mona(モーナ) monne(モンネ)
swallow(飲み込む) metsa meditse
drink nwa nole
stay nna ntse
be fat nona nonne(ノンネ)
sing opela(オペーラ) opetse
be sleep otsela(オツェーラ) otsetse
take care of sick person oka(オーカ) okile
crap opa(オパ) opile
climb or ride palama(パラーマ) palame
be crazy peka(ペーカ) pekile
erase phimola(ピモーラ) phimotse
snatch(ひったくる) phamola(パモーラ) phamose
like rata(ラータ) ratile
buy reka(レーカ) rekile
sell rekisa rekisitse
sleep robala(ロバーラ) robetse
urinate(排尿) rota(ロータ) rotile
teach ruta(ルータ) rutile
OK siama(シアーマ) siame
whisper or gossip seba sebile
start simolola simolotse
pick up sela(セーラ) setse
come tla tlile
laght tshega(ツェーハ) tshegile
pour tshela(ツェーラ) thsetse
dish tshola(ツォーラ) tshotse
be afraid tshaba(ツァーバ) tshabile(ツァビーレ)
spread tshasa(ツァーサ) tshasitse
be alive tshela tshegile
still rob(奪う) utswa(ウーツァ) utswile
hear utlwa(ウークァ) utlwile
fall wa(ワ) ole
worry wara(ワラ) warile

The noun class (Ditilhopha tra maina)

Noun
class
Noun
prefix
Noun category Noun examples Subject marker
(are)(is)
Possessive
marker
Adjective
markers
(weak am)
Adjective
markers
(strong am)
1 mo- Nouns relating to people
eg; Nationality, Gender, Profession, Tribes(部族)
motho(person), motswana(person from botswana), mojapane(person from japan), mosotho
monna(man), mosadi(woman), mosimane(boy), mosetsana(girl), ngwana(child)
moruti(church minister), morutabana(teacher). mokgweetsi(driver), mothusi(helper|assistant)
mosarwa, mokalaka, mongwato
o
(High tone)
wa yo mo yo o
1a N|A Proper Nouns(固有名詞)
Kinship nouns(親族の名詞)
Taro, Jiro, Bots, Japane
malome(maternal uncle:母方の叔父), rakgadi(aunt:父方の叔母), ntate(father), mme(mother)
o
(High tone)
wa yo mo yo o
2 ba- Plural of Class 1 batho(person), batswana(person from botswana), bajapane(person from japan), basotho
banna(men), basimane(boys), Basetsana(girls), bana(children)
baruti(church minister), barutabana(teachers). Bakgweetsi(drivers), bathusi(helpers|assistants)
basarwa, bakalaka, bangwato
ba ba ba ba ba ba
2a bo- Plural of Class 1a BoTaro, BoJiro, BoBots, BoJapane
bomalome(uncle), borakagadi(aunt), bontate(father), bomme(mother)
ba ba ba ba ba ba
3 mo- Natural things
Body parts
Plants
Objects
Animals
molapo(river), motse(village)
mokwatla(back:背中), morriri(hair), monwana(finger), molomo(mouth)
morogo(vegetable), moretlwa(glape), mophane(worm), morula(marula:果物の一種)
mosu(umbrella thorn:傘のとげ), motsoko(tabacco), motshe(杵)
morubisi(owl:フクロウ), mmutla(rabbit)
o wa o mo o o
4 me- Plural of Class 3 melapo(rivers), metse(villages)
mekwatla(backs:背中), merriri(hairs), menwana(fingers), melomo(mouths)
merogo(vegetables), meretlwa(glapes), mephane(worms), merula(marulas:果物の一種)
mesu(umbrella thorns:傘のとげ), metsoko(tabaccos), metshe(杵)
merubisi(owls:ふくろう), mebutla(rabbits)
e ya e me e e
5 le- Natural Things
Body parts
Plants
Objects
Animals
Professions
Person’s Character
lewatle(sea), lekadiba(pond), leiso(fire place), legadima(lightning)
leoto(leg), letsogo(hand), letheka(weist), legetla(sholder), leitlho(eye)
legapu(water melon), lerotse(panpkin), letlhaka(reed:葦)
leso(food spon), leswana(eating spon), legong(fire wood:薪), lebota(wall), lebante(belt)
lengau(leopard:ヒョウ), lelobu(chameleon), letlametlo(big flog), legakabe(crow), letlhalerwa(wild dog)
lepodisi(police officer), lesole(soldier)
letagwa(drunker), legodu(thief), leferefere(cwok), lebelete(slut(never use):ふしだらな女)
le la le le le le
6 ma- Plural of Class 5 mawatle(sea), makadiba(pond), maiso(fire places)
mangau(leopards:ヒョウ), malobu(chameleons), matlametlo(big flogs), matlhalerwa(wild dogs)
mapodisi(police officers), masole(soldiers)
matagwa(drunkers), magodu(thiefs), maferefere(cwoks), mabelete(slut(never use):ふしだらな女)
*mashi(milk), metsi(water)
a a ama- a a
7 se- BodyParts
Objects
Food
Person’scharacter
Seledu(chin:顎), Sekgono(elbow), Serethe(heel)
Setilo(chair), Sekausu(sock or condom), sekere(scissor), Sekete(skirt)
Seswaa(pounded meet), Serobe(tripe:牛の胃), Setampa(samp:引き割りトウモロコシのかゆ)
Sefofu(blind person), Semumu(mute person), Setsenwa(mad person), Sematla(fool:バカ)
se sa sese- sese
8 di- Plural of Class 7 Diledu(chin:顎), Dikgono(elbow), Direthe(heel)
Ditilo(chairs), Dikausu(socks or condoms), Dikere(scissors), Dikete(skirts)
Diswaa(pounded meets), Dirobe(tripes:牛の胃), Ditampa(samps:引き割りトウモロコシのかゆ)
Difofu(blind persons), Dimumu(mute person), Ditsenwa(mad person), Dimatla(fool:バカ)
di tsa tse di- tse di
9 n,k,t,p Borrowd Word
Every other Noun not found in the Noun Class Table or not having any particular Prefix.

NB. This class does not have any particular category, it can be anything ranging from objects, body parts to food.
Nko(nose), Nku(sheep), Nama(meet), Ntsa(dog), Ntlo(house)
Kopi(cup), Katse(cat), Koko(chicken), Keetane(chain), Kwena(crocodile), Kgang(issue), Khomputara(computer)
Podi(goat:ヤギ), Peba(rat), Poleiti(plate), Pene(pen), Polaseteke(plastic)
Tshwene(baboon:モンキー), Tau(lion), Tonki(ass:ロバ), Tafole(table), Terei(tray), Tlhaga(grass)
Galase(glass), Jakete(jacket), Founi(phone), Buka(book), Pampiri(paper)
e ya e e e
10 di- Plural of Class 9 Dinko(noses), Dinku(sheeps), Dinama(meets), Dintsa(dogs), Dintlo(houses)
Dikopi(cups), Dikatse(cats), Dikoko(chickens), Dikeetane(chains), Dikwena(crocodiles), Dikgang(issues), Dikhomputara(computers)
Dipodi(goats:ヤギ), Dipeba(rats), Dipoleiti(plates), Dipene(pens), Dipolaseteke(plastics)
Ditshwene(baboons:モンキー), Ditau(lions), Ditonki(asses:ロバ), Ditafole(tables), Diterei(trays), Ditlhaga(grasses)
Digalase(glasses), Dijakete(jackets), Difouni(phones), Dibuka(books), Dipampiri(papers)
di tsa tse di- tse di
11 lo- Mostly Interchangeably with Noun Class 5.
Note how ever that this does not apply to all the nouns in Noun Class 5.
NB; The Plural soft his class are found in Noun Class 6 & 10 respectively
Loapi(sky), Logong(firewood:薪), Logadima(lightning:雷光),lobone(lamp), Loso(cook ingspon), Lobota(wall), lorato(love), lofeelo(broom:ほうき), lobadi(scar:傷跡), lobak(period), loeto(jarney), logare(laser blade), lonao(foot), logata(skull:頭蓋骨), lomepe(honeycomb:蜂の巣), lomao(needle or injection:針、注射) lo la/lwa lo lo- lo lo
14 bo- Objects
Plants
NaturalThings
Food
NB; This Noun Class takes its plurals from Noun Class 6
Borogo(bridge), Bopaki(evidence), Bojalwa(alcohol), Bojang(grass), Borokgwe(ズボン:trouser)
Bolele(algae:藻類)
Bogobe(porridge:おかゆ), borotho(bread)
boboko(brain), bopi(powder), bodulo(resident:住人), boipuso(independence), boimana(pregnancoi), bojanala(tourizm), boitshwaro(behavior:振る舞い), boloi(witchcraft:魔術), bolwetse(illness or disease), bong(sex or gender), bontle(beauty), bosigo(night)
bo ba/jwa bo bo-/jo bo- bo bo-/jo bo-
15 go- Infintive “to” that goes with the verb.
Eg: to dance
Go bina(dance), Go apaya(cook), Go ja(eat), Go suna(kiss), Go opela(sing), Go rapela(pray), Go robala(sleep), Go bala(read) go ga
16 fa- Accompanies a preposition Fa thokoga, Fa tlasega, Fa godimoga go ga
17 go- Accompanies a preposition Go lebaganale, Go bapale go le
18 mo- Accompanies a preposition Mo teng ga(inside of) go ga
  • Example Sentence
Noun
class
Noun
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Example Sentence Meaning
1 mo- Motho o botsa thweilete.
Mosadi o a ja.
Monna o bala buka.
Monna o batla madi.
Mosimane o gorogile.
Mosetsana o rata panana.
Mosetsana o nwa metsi.

Morutabana o ruta setswana.
Mokgweetsi o kgweetsa sejanaga.
Mothusi o a phepafatsa.
Person asks toilet.
woman eats.
Man reads book.
Man wants money.
Boy arrived.
Girl likes banana.
Girl drinks water.

Teacher teaches setswana.
Diver drives car.
Helper cleans.
1a N|A Japan o montle.
Taro o rata dijo.
Taro o a ithuta.
Taro o itshidira JUDO.
Jiro wa moithaopi wa JICA o ithuta Setswana ko JICA.

Malome o tsamaile.
Mme o apaya dijo.
Ntate o a bereka.
Japan is beauty
Taro likes food.
Taro learns.
Taro massages JUDO.
Jiro of volunteer of JICA study Setswana at JICA.

Maternal uncle went.
Mother cooks food.
Father work.
2 ba- Batho ba botsa thweilete.
Banna ba batla madi.
Bana ba rata go palama.
Bana ba me ba a opela.

Baithaopi ba ithuta go bua setswana.
Baruti ba a rapela.
Barutabana ba ruta setuwana.
People ask toilet.
Men want money.
Children like climb.
My children sing.

Volunteers learn to speak setswana.
Church ministers pray.
Teachers teach setswana.
2a bo- Bomalome ba rata nama.
Bomme ba ja dijo.
Bomme ba nna ko domitory.
Bomme ba a ossela.
BoBots ba tsamaya kereke.
BoJapane ba a reka.
Uncles like meet.
Mothers eat food.
Mothers stay domitory.
Mothers sleep.
Botswana people go church.
Japanese buy.
3 mo- Mmutla o a nwa.
Mmutla o nwa metsi.
Mmutla o nole metsi.
Mmutla o tla nwa metsi.

Morubisi o a opela.
Morubisi o opela pina.
Morubisi o opetse pina.
Morubisi o tla opela pina.

Molapo o a tona.
Motse o kgakala le fa.
Motse wa me o na le molapo.

Mosamo wa me o ole.

Rabbit drinks.
Rabbit drinks water.
Rabbit drunk water.
Rabbit willl drink water.

Owl sings.
Owl sings song
Owl sang song.
Owl will sing song.

River is big.
Village is far from here.
Village of me have river.

Pillow of me fell.

4 me- Mebutla e a nwa.
Mebutla e nwa metsi.
Mebutla e nole metsi.
Mebutla e tla nwa metsi.

Merubisi e a opela.
Merubisi e opela pina.
Merubisi e opetse pina.
Merubisi e tla opela pina.

Merriri ya me e a khutshwane.
Mephane e ja tlhaga.

Rabbits drink
Rabbits drink water.
Rabbits drunk water.
Rabbits will drink water.

Owls sing.
Owls sing song.
Owls sang song.
Owls will sing song.

My hairs are short.
Worms are eat grass.

5 le- Lelobu le a nwa.
Lelobu le nwa metsi.
Lengau le rata go ja nama ya kgomo.
Chameleon drinks.
Chameleon drinks water.
Leopard like to eat beef.
6 ma- Malobu a a nwa.
Malobu a nwa metsi.

Masole a a nna.
Mapodisi a bona legodu.

Magodu a phamola beke ya ga Hanako.
Matagwa a nwa bojalwa.

Mabota a sireletsa bana.
chameleons drink.
chameleons drink water.

Soldiers stay.
Polices see thief.

thiefs snatch bag of Hanako.
Drunkers drink alcohol.

Walls protect children.
7 se- Seswaa se monate.
Seswaa se a hisa.

Sematla se rata go nwa bojalwa.
Sefofu se sela sekere.
Semumu se a otsela.
Setsenwa se opela pina.
Pound meet is delicious.
Pound meet is hot.

Fool likes to drink alcohol.
Blind person pick scissor.
Mute person is sleepy.
Mad person is sing song.
8 di- Dikete di na le bohibidu.
Diswaa di siame.
Dimatla di epa teemane.
Dimatla di a lwa.
Skirts have red color.
Pound meet is good.
Fools make a hole of diamond.
Fools fight.
9 n,k,t,p Ntlo e na le mabota.
Kwena e a nona.
Podi e ja pampiri.
Peba e a dikologa.
Tau e ja nama ya pitse ya naga.
Founi e senyegile.
House is old.
Crocodile fat.
Goat eats paper.
Rat run around.

Lion eats meet of zebra.
Phone is damage.
10 di- Dinko tsa gago di lwala.
Dingaka di bala buka.

Ditafole di na le maoto.
Ditshwene di opela pina.

Difouni di a senyega.
Your noses is sick.
Doctors read book.

Tables have feet.
Baboons sing a song.

Phones get damaged.
11 lo- Lomao lo a tsena mo letlalo. Needle enter in skin. (needle: 針)
14 bo- Boboko bo nna mo teng ga logata.
Bojanala bo naya maatla.
Bodulo bo sireletsa motho.
Brain is inside of skull.
Tourizm give energy.
Residence protec person.
15 go-
16 fa-
17 go-
18 mo-

Setswana Check Test

セツワナ確認テスト