There are 2 main translations of some in Setswana

: some1some2

some1

pronoun

  • 1

    palô nngwe e e kwa tlase ga e e beilweng
    ‘Some of them were late’ Ba bangwe mo go bônê ba ne ba le thari
    • a certain number or amount that is less than the whole

There are 2 main translations of some in Setswana

: some1some2

some2

go le mmalwa

adjective

  • 1

    go le mmalwa
    go se gontsi
    go sekae
    ‘some apples’ diapole di se mmalwa
    ‘some sugar’ sukiri e se ntsi
    • a few
    • a little
  • 2

    mongwe kgotsa sengwe
    ‘Some fool left the door open’ Sematla sengwe se tlogetse lebati le butswe
    • an unknown person or thing
  • 3

    ka
    ‘We waited some 20 minutes’ Re eme ka metsotso e masome a mabedi
    • about