There are 2 main translations of pay in Setswana

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  1. give money in return for goods or services

  2. Examples

    • pay your debts

      duêla dikoloto tsa gago

    give what is owed

  3. Examples

    • It pays to advertise

      Go a busetsa go ipapatsa

    be profitable or worthwhile

  4. Examples

    • Now pay attention

      Jaanong tlhwaya tsebe

    • It's time we paid them a visit

      Ke nakô ya go ba êtela

    • He doesn't often pay her compliments

      Ga a nke a mo fa kgothatso nakô tse dintsi

    give or express

  5. suffer a penalty

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