Go na le 2 diphetolelo tše dikgolo tša ehlwa go Sesotho sa Leboa

: ehlwa1ehlwa2

ehlwa1

spend the day

lediri

  • 1

    spend the day
    ‘O be o ehlwa gae o bapala, mola rena re eya sekolong’ You spent the whole day at home playing, while we were at school

Go na le 2 diphetolelo tše dikgolo tša ehlwa go Sesotho sa Leboa

: ehlwa1ehlwa2

ehlwa2

continue

auxiliary verb

  • 1

    continue
    ‘Ke reng ke ehlwa ke go senyetša sebaka ebile ke go lweša le batswadi?’ Why do I continue wasting your time and making you fight with your parents?
  • 2

    be used to
    ‘Ema senna o lwe bjalo ka ge o ehlwa o re o tla dira’ Stand up and fight like a man like you used to say you would do

Usage

The prefix 'e-' is added to monosyllabic auxiliary verb stems which appear in the situative mood, often after 'ge'. The auxiliary verb stem 'ehlwa' is usually followed by a main verb in the situative mood.