There are 2 main translations of well in Setswana

: well1well2

well1

sediba

nounPlural wells

  • 1

    sediba
    • a deep hole dug to bring up water or oil from underground
  • 2

    lefelô fa go nang le serepodi
    • a deep space, e.g. containing a staircase

verbwells, welling, welled

  • 1

    tshologa
    itshêka
    elela
    ‘Tears welled up in our eyes’ Dikeledi di ne tsa itshêka mo matlhong a rona
    • rise or flow up

There are 2 main translations of well in Setswana

: well1well2

well2

sentlê

adverbbetter, best

  • 1

    sentlê
    ga mokgwa o o siameng
    ‘She swims well’ O thuma sentlê
    • in a good or suitable way
  • 2

    thata
    ‘Polish it well’ E pholitšhe thata
    • thoroughly
  • 3

    go ka nna
    go ka tswa
    ‘This may well be our last chance’ Se e ka tswa e le tshono ya rona ya bofêlô
    • probably or reasonably

adjectivebetter, best

  • 1

    go ikutlwa sentlê
    ‘He is not well’ Ga a ikutlwe sentlê
    • in good health
  • 2

    siame
    ‘All is well’ Sengwe le sengwe se siame
    • satisfactory