There are 2 main translations of up in Setswana

: up1up2

up1

ka

preposition

  • 1

    ka
    ‘Water came up the pipes’ Metsi a tlile ka mathompô
    • upwards through or along or into

There are 2 main translations of up in Setswana

: up1up2

up2

kwa godimo

adverb

  • 1

    kwa godimo
    ‘Prices went up’ Ditlhwatlhwa di ile kwa godimo
    • to or in a higher place or position or level
  • 2

    êmêlêla
    ‘Stand up’ Emêlêla
    • so as to be upright
  • 3

    tsoga
    ‘It's time to get up’ Ke nakô ya go tsoga
    • out of bed
  • 4

    gotlhe
    ‘Eat up your carrots’ Ja digwêtê tsa gago tsotlhe
    • completely
  • 5

    fedile
    ‘Your time is up’ Nakô ya gago e fedile
    • finished
  • 6informal

    diragala
    ‘Something is up’ Sengwe se a diragala
    • happening

Usage

Use hyphens when this is used as an adjective before a noun, e.g. up-to-date information (but The information is up to date).