Translation of difficult in Northern Sotho

difficult

a mathata

adjective

  • 1

    (with cl. 6)
    a mathata
    ‘We were living in difficult times of drought and famine’ Re be re phela mabakeng a mathata a komelelo le tlala
  • 2

    (with cl. 6, with cl. 8, cl. 10)
    tše thata
    ‘The members of the school committee are discussing difficult issues with the headmaster’ Makomiti a sekolo a bolela ditaba tše thata le hlogo ya sekolo
  • 3

    (with cl. 9, with cl. 8, cl. 10)
    ye thata
    ‘This is a difficult question indeed’ Ye ke potšišo ye thata e le ka nnete
  • 4

    [DEM +] bothata
    [DEM +] boima
    ‘Life in rural areas is difficult’ Bophelo bja magaeng ke bjo bothata