There are 3 main translations of lead in Setswana

: lead1lead2lead3

lead1

adjective

  • 1

    (made of lead)
    dirilwe ka tshipi e e bokete e e tuba
  • 2

    (made of graphite)
    dirilwe ka môkô wa pênsêlê

There are 3 main translations of lead in Setswana

: lead1lead2lead3

lead2

Pronunciation /led/

nounPlural leads

  • 1

    tshipi e e bokete e e tuba
    • a soft heavy grey metal
  • 2

    môkô wa pênsêlê
    • the writing substance (called graphite) in a pencil

There are 3 main translations of lead in Setswana

: lead1lead2lead3

lead3

boeteledipele

Pronunciation /leed/

nounPlural leads

  • 1

    boeteledipele
    ‘She took the lead on the final bend’ O ne a tsaya boeteledipele mo segôgôrôpong sa bofelô
    • a leading place or part or position
  • 2

    kêtêlêlôpele
    ‘We should be taking a lead on this issue’ Re tshwanetse go tsaya kêtêlêlôpele mo kgannyeng e
    • guidance or example
  • 3

    sesupô se se latelêlwang
    • a clue to be followed
  • 4

    teu
    • a strap or cord for leading a dog or other animal
  • 5

    mogala wa motlakase o o kôpantsweng le sengwe
    • an electrical wire attached to something

verbleads, leading, led

  • 1

    êtêlêla pele
    • take or guide somebody, especially by going in front
  • 2

    êtêlêla pele mo kgaisanong
    • be winning in a race or contest
    • be ahead
  • 3

    êtêlêla pele
    • be in charge of a group of people
  • 4

    go isa
    ya kwa
    ‘This path leads to the shop’ Mmila o o ya kwa lebenkeleng
    • be a way or route
  • 5

    tshela
    ‘He leads a dull life’ O tshela botshelô jo bo bodutu
    • live or experience