Translation of on in Setswana

on

mo

preposition

  • 1

    mo
    mo godimo
    ‘the sign on the door’ sesupô mo lebating
    • supported by
    • covering
    • added or attached to
  • 2

    go bapa
    go yeng
    • close to
    • towards
  • 3

    ka nakô ya
    ‘on my birthday’ ka nakô ya letsatsi la matsalô a me
    • during
    • at the time of
  • 4

    ka ntlha ya
    ‘They arrested him on suspicion of murder’ Ba mo tshwêre ka ntlha ya pelaêlô ya polaô
    • by reason of
  • 5

    go tsamaêlana
    go bua ka
    ‘a book on butterflies’ buka e e buang ka dirurubele
    • concerning
  • 6

    mo sêêmông
    go dirisa
    go supa
    ‘The house was on fire’ Ntlo e ne e e ša
    • in a state of
    • using or showing

adverb

  • 1

    tsenya
    ‘Put it on’ E tsenye
    • so as to be on something
  • 2

    kwa pele
    ‘Move on’ Tsamaêla kwa pele
    • further forward
  • 3

    bêrêka
    tshubilwe
    ‘Is the heater on?’ A sethuthafatsi se tshubilwe?
    • working
    • in action