Translation of shall in Setswana


auxiliary verb

  • 1

    go buiwa ka nakô e e tlang
    ‘I shall arrive tomorrow’ Ke tlaa gôrôga kamosô
    • used with I and we to refer to the future
  • 2

    go bodiwa potsô
    go dirisitswe le
    ‘Shall I shut the door?’ A ke ka tswala lebati?
    • used in questions with I and we when making a suggestion or offer, or asking for advice
  • 3archaic

    go dirwa ditsholofetsô
    ‘Trust me, you shall have a party’ Ntshêphê, o tlaa nna le moletlô
    • used with words other than I and we in promises or to express determination