There are 2 main translations of pala in Setswana

: pala1pala2

pala1

fail

verb

  • 1

    fail
    ‘Fa maanô a rona a pala fêla otlhe, re tlaa tlogêla koloi’ If all our plans fail, we will leave the car behind
    • tlhôka go kgônêga
  • 2

    refuse obstinately
    ‘Thabo o pala go tla le rona’ Thabo is obstinately refusing to come with us
    • go gana

There are 2 main translations of pala in Setswana

: pala1pala2

pala2

scorch mark

noun (class 9, plural dipala)

  • 1

    scorch mark
    ‘Molelô o ne wa sadisa dipala mo maotong a gagwê’ The fire left scorch marks on her legs