There are 2 main translations of hard in Setswana

: hard1hard2

hard1

thata

adverbhardest, harder

  • 1

    thata
    ‘The ground froze hard’ Lefatshe le ne le gatsetse thata
    • so as to be hard
  • 2

    ka thata
    ‘We worked hard’ Re berekile ka thata
    ‘It is raining hard’ Pula e na thata
    • with great effort
    • intensively
  • 3

    ka tshôkôlô
    ‘hard-earned cash’ madi a a sokoletsweng
    • with difficulty

There are 2 main translations of hard in Setswana

: hard1hard2

hard2

thata

adjectivehardest, harder

  • 1

    thata
    • firm or solid
    • not soft
  • 2

    thata
    ‘hard sums’ dipalô tse di dithata
    • difficult
  • 3

    go le bogale
    • severe or stern
  • 4

    mo go palang
    mo go thata
    ‘hard luck’ lesegô le le palang
    • causing suffering
  • 5

    leka ka thata
    bonatla
    ‘a hard worker’ mmêrêki wa senatla
    • using great effort
  • 6

    diritibatsi tse di tshwakgolang
    • (said about drugs) strong and addictive