1pele gakile‘Have you been here before?’ — A o kile wa tla fa?
- at an earlier time
1pele ga‘I was here before you!’ — Ke tsile pele ga gago fa!
- earlier than
2fa pele‘The boy stood before the headmaster’ — Mosimane o ne a êma fa pele ga mogokgo
- in front of
1pele ga sengwe‘Do it before you forget’ — E dirê pele ga o lebala
- earlier than the time when
2go fitlhêlêla‘It may be years before the situation improves’ — Go ka tsaya dingwaga go fitlhêlêla sêêmo se tokafala