There are 2 main translations of catch in Setswana

: catch1catch2

catch1

kapa

verbcatching, catches, caught

  • 1

    kapa
    tshwara
    • take and hold something
  • 2

    tshwara
    • arrest or capture
  • 3

    tshwara nakô ya bese
    • be in time to get on a bus or train, etc.
  • 4

    tsenwa ke bolwetse
    • get an illness
  • 5

    utlwa
    ‘I didn't catch what he said’ Ga ke a utlwa se a neng a se bua
    • hear
  • 6

    tshwara mongwe a dira molato
    ‘She was caught smoking in the playground’ O tshwerwe a gôga motsoko kwa lebaleng
    • discover somebody doing something wrong
  • 7

    tshwarwa
    ‘I caught my dress on a nail’ Mosese wa me o ne o tshwerwe ke sepekere
    • make or become stuck or entangled
  • 8

    itaya
    ‘The blow caught him on the nose’ Lebole le mo iteile mo nkong
    • hit
    • strike

There are 2 main translations of catch in Setswana

: catch1catch2

catch2

tshwarô

nounPlural catches

  • 1

    tshwarô
    • catching something
  • 2

    sengwe sa tlhwatlhwa
    • something caught or worth catching
  • 3

    mathata a a bofitlha
    • a hidden difficulty
  • 4

    kgokêlô
    sekôpêlô
    sepêlê
    • a device for fastening something