Translation of make in Setswana

make

dira

verbmakes, making, made

  • 1

    dira
    • bring something into existence, especially by putting things together
  • 2

    dirile
    dira
    ‘You made me jump!’ O dirile gore ke tlole!
    ‘Make him repeat it’ Mo dire gore a e boeletse
    • cause or compel
  • 3

    dira
    ‘She makes P15,000 a year’ O dira P15,000 ka ngwaga
    • gain or earn
  • 4

    dira kgotsa go tshwara
    fitlha
    ‘The swimmer just made the shore’ Mošapi o sa tswa go fitlha kwa lotshitshing
    • achieve or reach
  • 5

    akanyetsa
    ‘What do you make the time?’ O akanyetsa gore ke nakô mang?
    • reckon
  • 6

    go dira
    ‘4 and 6 make 10’ 4 le 6 di dira 10
    • result in or add up to
  • 7

    dira
    ‘You must make an effort’ O tshwanetse wa dira maitekô
    • perform an action, etc.
  • 8

    alolola
    ‘I made the beds’ Ke ne ka alolola malao
    • arrange for use
  • 9

    itumedisa
    ‘Her visit made my day’ Loetô la gagwê le itumedisitse letsatsi la me
    • cause to be successful or happy

nounPlural makes

  • 1

    modirô
    • a brand of goods
    • something made by a particular firm