There are 2 main translations of pay in Setswana

: pay1pay2

pay1

duêla

verbpays, paid, paying

  • 1

    duêla
    • give money in return for goods or services
  • 2

    duêla
    ‘pay your debts’ duêla dikoloto tsa gago
    • give what is owed
  • 3

    go busetsa
    ‘It pays to advertise’ Go a busetsa go ipapatsa
    • be profitable or worthwhile
  • 4

    êla tlhôkô
    tlhwaya tsêbê
    ‘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

    otlhaiwa
    • suffer a penalty

There are 2 main translations of pay in Setswana

: pay1pay2

pay2

katsô

noun

  • 1

    katsô
    dikamogêlô
    letsênô
    • salary or wages