Translation of tell in Setswana



  1. make a thing known to somebody, especially by words

  2. Examples

    • Tell the truth

      Bua nnete


  3. Examples

    • Tell them to wait

      Ba bolelele gore ba eme


  4. Examples

    • Promise you won't tell

      Tshepisa gore ga o kitla o bua

    reveal a secret

  5. Examples

    • Can you tell the difference between the twins?

      A o ka farologanya mawêlana?

    decide or distinguish

  6. Examples

    • The strain was beginning to tell on him

      Letsapa le ne le simolotse go iponatsa mo go ênê

    produce an effect

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