Translation of drive in Setswana

drive

tsamaisa

verbdrives, driving, drove, driven

  • 1

    tsamaisa
    • make something or somebody move
  • 2

    kgwêêtsa
    tereba
    • operate a motor vehicle
  • 3

    patêlêtsa
    ‘Hunger drove them to steal’ Tlala e ne ya ba patêlêtsa go utswa
    • force or compel somebody to do something
  • 4

    patêlêtsa mongwe gore a tsênê mo seêmông sengwe
    ‘She is driving me crazy’ O ntira gore ke tenêgê
    • force somebody into a state of mind
  • 5

    tshologa
    ‘Rain drove against the window’ Pula e ne tshologêla mo fênsetereng
    • rush
    • move hard and rapidly

nounPlural drives

  • 1

    loêtô
    • a journey in a vehicle
  • 2

    phetisô ya maatla mo motšhineng
    ‘four-wheel drive’ phetisô ya maatla a go gôga go ya kwa maotwaneng otlhe
    • the transmitting of power to machinery
  • 3

    mafolofolo
    • energy or enthusiasm
  • 4

    maitekô
    ‘a sales drive’ maitekô a tsa papadi
    • an organized effort
  • 5

    tsela ya dikôloi e e bapisitseng ntlo
    • a track for vehicles through the grounds of a house