Go na le 4 diphetolelo tše dikgolo tša sele go Sesotho sa Leboa

: šele1šele2šele3sele4

šele1

strange

interrogative pronoun

  • 1

    strange
    foreign
    different
    ‘Go na le batho ba go tšwa dinageng di šele ka mono Afrika-Borwa’ There are people from foreign countries here in South Africa

Go na le 4 diphetolelo tše dikgolo tša sele go Sesotho sa Leboa

: šele1šele2šele3sele4

šele2

here it is

copular verb

  • 1

    (cl. 5)
    (close to us) here it is
    ‘Legapu šele a re je’ Here is a watermelon, let's eat

Go na le 4 diphetolelo tše dikgolo tša sele go Sesotho sa Leboa

: šele1šele2šele3sele4

šele3

there it is

copular verb

  • 1

    (far away) there it is
    ‘Koloi ya tate šele kua seferong’ There is my father's car, at the gate

Go na le 4 diphetolelo tše dikgolo tša sele go Sesotho sa Leboa

: šele1šele2šele3sele4

sele4

became light

lediri

  • 1

    became light
    (said of the day) broke
    ‘Ge bo sele a tsoga e sa le gosasa a wela tsela’ When it became light, she woke up very early and left
  • 2

    (said of the sun) rose