There are 4 main translations of it in Northern Sotho

: it1it2it3it4

it1

o

pronoun

  • 1

    (with cl. 3)
    o
    ‘The old lady is picking the wild spinach. > The old lady is picking it’ Mokgekolo o kga morogo. > Mokgekolo o a o kga
  • 2

    (with cl. 3, with cl. 5)
    le
    ‘The child eats a mealie. > The child eats it’ Ngwana o ja lefela. > Ngwana o a le ja
  • 3

    (with cl. 7, with cl. 5)
    se
    ‘The man uses an axe to chop. > The man uses it to chop’ Monna o šomiša selepe go rema. > Monna o se šomiša go rema
  • 4

    (with cl. 7, with cl. 9)
    e
    ‘I like meat. > I like it’ Ke rata nama. > Ke a e rata

There are 4 main translations of it in Northern Sotho

: it1it2it3it4

it2

o

pronoun

  • 1

    (with cl. 3)
    o
    wa
    ‘The tree bore a lot of fruit this season. > It bore a lot of fruit this season’ Mohlare o entšwe dienywa tše ntši sehla se. > O entšwe dienywa tše ntši sehla se
    ‘When he tried to cross the road, the car hit him. > When he tried to cross the road, it hit him’ Ge a be a nyaka go tshela tsela, mmotoro wa mo thula. > Ge a be a nyaka go tshela tsela, wa mo thula
  • 2

    (with cl. 3, with cl. 5)
    le
    la
    ‘This watermelon is rotten. > It is rotten’ Legapu le le bodile. > Le bodile
    ‘After the meeting the committee dispersed. > After the meeting, it dispersed’ Ka morago ga kopano lekgotla la phatlalala. > Ka morago ga kopano la phatlalala
  • 3

    (with cl. 5, with cl. 7)
    se
    sa
    ‘The disabled person asks for money from people. > He asks for money from people’ Segole se kgopela tšhelete bathong. > Se kgopela tšhelete bathong
    ‘At that stage, a car stopped in front of his office. > At that stage, it stopped in front of his office’ Go sa le bjalo sefatanaga sa ema pele ga kantoro ya gagwe. > Go sa le bjalo sa ema pele ga kantoro ya gagwe
  • 4

    (with cl. 7, with cl. 9)
    e
    ya
    ‘The department gives financial support. > It gives financial support’ Kgoro e fana ka thekgo ya mašeleng. > E fana ka thekgo ya mašeleng
    ‘The girl kissed the boy. > She kissed the boy’ Kgarebe e ile ya atla lesogana. > E ile ya atla lesogana

There are 4 main translations of it in Northern Sotho

: it1it2it3it4

it3

bo

pronoun

  • 1

    (with cl. 14)
    bo
    bja
    ‘The porridge is hot. > It is hot’ Bogobe bo a fiša. > Bo a fiša
    ‘The disease continued to progress. > It continued to progress’ Bolwetši bja tšwela pele le pele. > Bja tšwela pele le pele
  • 2

    (with cl. 15, loc. classes, with cl. 14)
    go
    gwa
  • 3

    go
    ‘During winter it is cold’ Marega go a tonya
  • 4

    (with cl. 14)
    bo
    ‘My father eats porridge. > My father eats it’ Tate o ja bogobe. > Tate o a bo ja
  • 5

    (with cl. 15, loc. classes, with cl. 14)
    go
    ‘I like that place a lot. > I like it a lot’ Ke rata felo fao ka kudu. > Ke go rata ka kudu
  • 6

    See she he they
    • neutral subject marker

There are 4 main translations of it in Northern Sotho

: it1it2it3it4

it4

e

pronoun

  • 1

    e
    ‘It was winter when she died’ E be e le marega ge a hlokafala