- a cause or explanation of something
2mabaka‘You must listen to reason’ — O tshwanetse wa reetsa mabaka
- common sense
Do not use the phrase the reason is with the word because (which means the same thing). Correct usage is We cannot come. The reason is that we both have flu (not 'The reason is because …').
verbreasons, reasoning, reasoned
- use your ability to think and draw conclusions
2ntsha mabaka‘We reasoned with the rebels’ — Re ne re leka go ntsha mabaka gore ditsoulodi di re dumelê
- talk to somebody to try to persuade them to be more sensible