There are 2 main translations of waste in Setswana

: waste1waste2

waste1

senya

verbwasting, wasted, wastes

  • 1

    senya
    • use something in an extravagant way or without getting enough results
  • 2

    senya tshono
    ‘You are wasting a good opportunity’ O senya tshono e e siameng thata
    • fail to use something
  • 3

    koafala kgotsa sesafala
    ‘She was wasting away for lack of food’ O a koafala ntateng ya letlhôkô la dijô
    • become gradually weaker or thinner

adjective

  • 1

    mo go latlhiwang
    • left over or thrown away because it is not wanted
  • 2

    go sa dirisiwe kgotsa go sa dirisege
    ‘waste land’ lefelô le le sa diriseweng
    • not used or usable

There are 2 main translations of waste in Setswana

: waste1waste2

waste2

tshenyô

nounPlural wastes

  • 1

    tshenyô
    ‘a waste of time’ tshenyô ya nakô
    • wasting a thing, not using it well
  • 2

    leswê
    • things that are not wanted or not used
  • 3

    lefelô le le sa dirisiweng
    • an area of waste land