There are 2 main translations of tense in Setswana

: tense1tense2

tense1

paka

nounPlural tenses

  • 1

    paka
    • the form of a verb that shows when something happens, e.g. he came (past tense), he comes or is coming (present tense), he will come (future tense)

There are 2 main translations of tense in Setswana

: tense1tense2

tense2

go gagametse

adjective

  • 1

    go gagametse
    • tightly stretched
  • 2

    go sa iketla mo moweng
    • nervous or worried and unable to relax
  • 3

    sukura
    kgobera maikutlô
    ‘a tense moment’ seêmô se se kgoberang maikutlô
    • making people tense