There are 2 main translations of sound in Setswana

: sound1sound2

sound1

modumô

nounPlural sounds

  • 1

    modumô
    • vibrations that travel through the air and can be detected by the ear
    • the sensation they produce
  • 2

    modumô wa sengwe
    • voices, music, etc., reproduced in a film, on TV, etc.
  • 3

    tebêgô
    ‘We don't like the sound of his plans’ Ga re rate tebêgô ya maanô a gagwe
    • a mental impression

verbsounded, sounding, sounds

  • 1

    dira modumô
    • produce or cause to produce a sound
  • 2

    utlwala
    ‘He sounds angry’ O utlwala a tenegile
    • give an impression when heard

There are 2 main translations of sound in Setswana

: sound1sound2

sound2

go siame

adjective

  • 1

    go siame
    go sa senyega
    • in good condition
    • not damaged
  • 2

    go ikutlwa
    go sa lwale
    • healthy
    • not diseased
  • 3

    go le nnete
    go na le lebaka
    ‘His ideas are sound’ Dikakanyô tsa gagwe di na le lebaka
    • reasonable or correct
  • 4

    go tshêpagala
    go bolokesegile
    ‘a sound investment’ thêkô ya diabê e e bolokesegileng
    • reliable or secure
  • 5

    mo go boteng
    mo go tseneletseng
    ‘a sound sleep’ borôkô jo bo kwa teng
    • thorough or deep