Translation of burn in Setswana

burn

tuka

verbburns, burning, burned, burnt

  • 1

    tuka
    ša
    • blaze or glow with fire
    • produce heat or light by combustion
  • 2

    tshuba
    fisa
    • damage or destroy something by fire, heat, or chemicals
  • 3

    fisiwa
    • be damaged or destroyed by fire, heat, or chemicals
  • 4

    tuka
    ša
    • feel very hot

Usage

The word burnt (not burned is always used when an adjective is required, e.g. in burnt wood. As parts of the verb, either burned or burnt may be used, e.g. the wood had burned or had burnt completely.

nounPlural burns

  • 1

    molelô
    • a mark or injury made by burning