There are 2 main translations of short in Setswana

: short1short2

short1

mo go khutshwane

adjectiveshortest, shorter

  • 1

    mo go khutshwane
    ‘a short walk’ loêtô lo lo khutshwane
    • not long
    • occupying a small distance or time
  • 2

    mo go khutshwane
    ‘a short person’ motho yo mokhutshwane
    • not tall
  • 3

    go tlhaêla
    ‘Water is short’ Metsi a a tlhaêla
    ‘We are short of water’ Re tlhaêlelwa ke metsi
    • not enough
    • not having enough of something
  • 4

    go nna pelokhutshwane
    • bad-tempered and seeming rude, because of only using a few words

There are 2 main translations of short in Setswana

: short1short2

short2

ka tshoganyetso

adverb

  • 1

    ka tshoganyetso
    ‘She stopped short’ O ne a êma ka tshoganyetso
    • suddenly