Translation of not in Northern Sotho

not

ga

adverb

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    ga
    sa
    se
    ga se
    ‘Please do not walk on the wet floor’ Hle se sepele godimo ga lebato la go thapa
    ‘You have not done your work’ Ga se wa dira mošomo wa gago
    ‘I'm not very hungry’ Ga se ka swarwa ke tlala

Usage

In English we often shorten "not" to "n't". For example "You didn't close the door". In Northern Sotho, the notion of "not (doing something)" is expressed by a variety of negative morphemes, often combined with a change in the verbal ending. Examples of negative morphemes are shown as translation equivalents at the start of this dictionary entry.