There are 2 main translations of wait in Setswana

: wait1wait2

wait1

leta

verbwaits, waiting, waited

  • 1

    leta
    êma
    • stay somewhere or postpone an action until something happens
    • pause
  • 2

    êmêla
    ‘This question will have to wait until our next meeting’ Potso e e tlaa tshwanêlwa ke go êmêla bokopanô jo bo latêlang
    • be left to be dealt with later

There are 2 main translations of wait in Setswana

: wait1wait2

wait2

nakô ya go engwe

nounPlural waits

  • 1

    nakô ya go engwe
    ‘We had a long wait for the train’ Nakô ya rona fa re emetse terena e ne e le telele
    • an act or time of waiting