Phetolelo ya leruo ka go Seisemane

leruo

wealth

Pronunciation /leruô/

leina (class 5, bontši maruo)

  • 1

    wealth
    ‘Ke a tshepa leruo la ka ngwaga wo le tla gola kudu, ka gore bana ba ka ka moka ba a šoma’ I hope my wealth will grow a lot this year, because all my children are working
  • 2

    (especially cattle) livestock
    ‘Kgale mabele le leruo di be di hlokomelwa, ka nnete e eba tšhelete ya bona’ In the past, maize and livestock were looked after since those were people's money
  • 3

    Linguistics
    possession
    ‘Tatelano ya mantšu a sehlophantšu sa lerui ke: leruo + lerui’ The word order in a possessive word group is: possession followed by the possessor