Translation of can in Northern Sotho



modal verb

  • 1

    (may) ka
    ‘Youcan help me’ Wena o ka nthuša
  • 2

    (be able to) kgona
    ‘I can speak English’ Ke kgona go bolela Sekgowa


The word "can" is usually used with the words smell, hear, taste and see. For example: "I can see the river", "I can hear you". The negative of can is cannot or can’t.