Translation of good in Setswana


go siame

adjectivebetter, best

  • 1

    go siame
    ‘a good book’ buka e e siameng
    virtuous, moral, righteous, honest, upright
    • having the right qualities
    • of the kind that people like
  • 2

    go le molemô
    ‘It was good of you to help us’ Go ne go le molemô gore o bo o re thusitse
    generous, considerate, obliging
    • kind
  • 3

    go itshwara sentlê
    ‘Be a good boy’ O nne mosimane yo o itshwarang sentlê
    polite, obedient, well behaved, well mannered
    • well-behaved
  • 4

    nna le bokgoni
    ‘a good pianist’ motshameka piano yo o nang le bokgoni
    capable, able, proficient, accomplished, talented, skilled
    • skilled or talented
  • 5

    go go siamêtse
    ‘Exercise is good for you’ Go itshidila go go siamêtse
    • healthy
    • giving benefit
  • 6

    ‘Give it a good clean’ O go phepafatse thata
    • thorough
  • 7

    go le go tona
    go le gontsi
    ‘It's a good distance from the shops’ Go sekgala se se ntsi go tswa kwa mabenkeleng
    • large
    • considerable


In standard English, good cannot be used as an adverb. You can say She's a good player but not She played good. The adverb that goes with good is well


  • 1

    ‘Do good to others’ Direla ba bangwe tshiamô
    • something good
  • 2

    ‘It's for your own good’ Ke wena o tla bong o boêlwa
    • benefit