Translation of strike in Setswana

strike

betsa

verbstrikes, striking, struck

  • 1

    betsa
    itaya
    • hit
  • 2

    tlhasêla
    ‘Plague struck the village’ Seru se tlhasetse motsana
    • attack or afflict suddenly
  • 3

    bônala
    ‘She strikes me as being lazy’ O bônala jaaka setshwakga
    • make an impression on somebody's mind
  • 4

    kgwara
    • light a match by rubbing it against a rough surface
  • 5

    ngala tirô
    • refuse to work as a protest against pay or conditions
  • 6

    letsa
    ‘He struck a note on the piano’ O ne a letsa nnôtô mo pianong
    • sound
  • 7

    êpa
    • find gold, oil, etc., by digging or drilling

nounPlural strikes

  • 1

    kiteô
    petso
    • a hit
  • 2

    tlhaselô
    ‘an air strike’ tlhaselô ya phefô
    • an attack
  • 3

    ngalô ditirô
    • refusing to work as a way of making a protest
  • 4

    phitlhêlô ya ditswammung
    • a sudden discovery of gold, oil, etc.