There are 2 main translations of pass in Setswana

: pass1pass2

pass1

feta

verbpasses, passed, passing

  • 1

    feta
    kgabola
    • go past somebody or something
    • go or move in a certain direction
  • 2

    fetisa
    ‘Pass the cord through the ring’ Fetisa mogala fa gare ga kgolokwe
    • move something in a certain direction
  • 3

    naya
    ‘Could you pass the butter?’ Ke kopa gore o nnêêlê bôtôrô?
    • give or transfer something to another person
  • 4

    ragêla kgotsa latlhêla bolo
    • (in ball games) to kick or throw the ball to another player of your own side
  • 5

    fenya tlhatlhobô kgotsa tekô
    • be successful in a test or examination
  • 6

    dumêla
    ‘They passed a law’ Ba dumetse molaô
    • approve or accept
  • 7

    tsaya nakô
    • occupy time
  • 8

    diragala
    • happen
  • 9

    êma
    • come to an end
  • 10

    fetisa tshono ya go araba
    • (in a game or quiz) let your turn go by or choose not to answer

There are 2 main translations of pass in Setswana

: pass1pass2

pass2

phetisô

nounPlural passes

  • 1

    phetisô
    • passing something
  • 2

    katlêgô mo tlhatlhobong
    • a success in an examination
  • 3

    thagô kgotsa tatlhêlô bolo
    • (in ball games) kicking or throwing the ball to another player of your own side
  • 4

    têtlêlêlô ya go tsena kgotsa go tswa mo lefelong
    • a permit to go in or out of a place