Translation of hupêla in English:

hupêla

suffocate

verb

  • 1

    suffocate
    choke
    ‘Go ne go le molelô mo kamoreng e nnye mo a neng a ikutlwa gore o a hupêla’ It was so hot in the tiny room that she felt she was suffocating
    • go hêma ka tshôkôlô
  • 2

    be overcome with emotion
    ‘O ne a hupêla fa a utlwa dikgang tse di botlhoko’ She was overcome with emotion when she heard the bad news
    • go tlalêlwa ke mowa ka ntlha ya tenêgô kgotsa kutlobotlhoko