There are 2 main translations of hold in Setswana

: hold1hold2

hold1

tshwara ka diatla

verbholds, holding, held

  • 1

    tshwara ka diatla
    • have and keep, especially in your hands
  • 2

    kgona go tsaya
    ‘The jug holds two litres’ Jêkê e e kgona go tsaya dilithara tse pêdi
    • have room for
  • 3

    tshêgêtsa
    ‘This plank won't hold my weight’ Lepolanka le ga le kake la kgona go tshêgêtsa bokete jwame
    • support
  • 4

    nna ka go tshwana
    tswêlêla
    ‘Will the fine weather hold?’ A go tla tswêlêla seêmô sa bosa se ntse se tlhapile?
    • stay the same
    • continue
  • 5

    dumêla
    akanyêtsa
    ‘We shall hold you responsible’ Re tla dumêla gore ene e le maikarabêlô a gago
    • believe or consider
  • 6

    tshwara
    ‘They held a meeting’ Ba ne ba tshwara phuthêgô
    • cause something to take place
  • 7

    tshêgêtsa
    • restrain somebody or stop them getting away

There are 2 main translations of hold in Setswana

: hold1hold2

hold2

tshwarô

nounPlural holds

  • 1

    tshwarô
    • holding something
    • a grasp
  • 2

    matshwarêlêlô
    • something to hold on to for support
  • 3

    polokêlô ya sekêpê
    • the part of a ship where cargo is stored, below the deck