Translation of fail in Setswana



  1. try to do something but be unable to do it

  2. Examples

    • The brakes failed

      Maboriki a ne a senyega

    become weak or useless; break down

  3. Examples

    • He failed to warn me

      O paletswe ke go ntlhagisa

    not do something

  4. not get enough marks to pass an examination

  5. judge that somebody has not passed an examination


  1. Examples

    • Thato got four passes and one fail

      Thato o fêntse dithutô tse nne, mme a tlhôka katlêgô mo go e le nngwe

    an unsuccessful result in an examination

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