1(cl. 1)heshe‘Ge mosetsana a aloga, o tsena bokgarebeng. > Ge a aloga, o tsena bokgarebeng’ — When a girl returns from initiation school, she enters the stage of puberty. > When she returns from initiation school, she enters the stage of puberty
2(cl. 6, cl. 1)they‘Masogana a gorogile maabane go tšwa moepong. > A gorogile maabane go tšwa moepong’ — The young men arrived yesterday from the mine. > They arrived yesterday from the mine
Subject concords of noun classes, here 'a', are not translated when they appear together with the subject in the sentence.
1(cl. 6)them‘Basadi ba buna mabele. > Basadi ba a a buna’ — The women harvest mealies. > The women harvest them
1(cl. 6)of‘Mmušo o swanetše go thuša maloko a SANDF le ba malapa a bona’ — The government must help the members of the SANDF and their families
1(cl. 6)these (ones)‘Magapu a ke a rena’ — These watermelons are ours
1(indicates that an action or state has not yet been completed)‘Baithuti ka moka ba a lwala’ — All the students are ill
1(marks rhetorical questions)‘A ba go thušitše ka tšhelete?’ — Did they really help you with money?
1(marks a request)‘A re naganeng ka sereto’ — Let's think about a poem
1(indicates that an action or state has already been completed)‘Go laetša gore ba ba mo dirilego tšeo ke baithuti, gomme ga ba a phetha modiro wa bona’ — It is clear that whoever did this to her, are students and that they did not finish their work