There are 2 main translations of can in Setswana

: can1can2

can1

motêmê

nounPlural cans

  • 1

    motêmê
    tsiri
    mmolopita
    • a sealed tin in which food or drink is preserved
  • 2

    motêmê
    • a metal or plastic container for liquids

verbcans, canning, canned, could

  • 1

    bolokêla mo motemeng
    • preserve in a sealed can

There are 2 main translations of can in Setswana

: can1can2

can2

kgôna

auxiliary verbcans, canning, canned, could

  • 1

    kgôna
    ‘He can play the violin’ O kgôna go tshameka bayôlini
    • be able to
  • 2

    ka
    nna le tetla
    ‘You can go’ O ka tsamaya
    • have permission to