There are 2 main translations of break in Setswana

: break1break2



  1. divide or fall into pieces by hitting or pressing

  2. damage; stop working properly

  3. fail to keep a promise, law, etc.

  4. Examples

    • She broke her silence

      O ne a êmisa tidimalô ya gagwê

    stop for a time; end

  5. Examples

    • The weather broke

      Loapi le ne la fêtoga


  6. (said about a boy's voice) become suddenly deeper at puberty

  7. (said about waves) fall in foam

  8. Examples

    • They broke through

      Ba ne ba tlhagêla

    go suddenly or with force

  9. Examples

    • Dawn had broken

      Mosô o tlhabile

    appear suddenly

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