There are 2 main translations of how many in Northern Sotho

: how many1how many2

how many1

ba bakae

interrogative pronoun

  • 1

    (with cl. 2)
    (used for people) ba bakae
    ‘How many people have arrived?’ Go tlile batho ba bakae?

There are 2 main translations of how many in Northern Sotho

: how many1how many2

how many2

ye mekae

phrase

  • 1

    (with cl. 4)
    ye mekae
    ‘For how many minutes have we been waiting for the teacher to come to the classroom?’ Ke metsotso ye mekae re emetše morutiši go tla phapošing ya borutelo?
  • 2

    (with cl. 6, with cl. 4)
    a makae
    ‘How many days per week do you work?’ Na o šoma matšatši a makae mo bekeng?
  • 3

    (with cl. 6, with cl. 8, cl. 10)
    tše kae
    ‘How many books did you request from the library?’ O kgopetše dipuku tše kae bokgobapuku?
  • 4

    bokae
    ‘How much does it cost?’ Ke bokae?