1heshe‘Ge mosetsana a aloga, o tsena bokgarebeng. > Ge a aloga, o tsena bokgarebeng’ — When a girl returns from initiation school, she enters the stage of puberty. > When she returns from initiation school, she enters the stage of puberty
2they‘Masogana a gorogile maabane go tšwa moepong. > A gorogile maabane go tšwa moepong’ — The young men arrived yesterday from the mine. > They arrived yesterday from the mine
Subject concords of noun classes, here 'a', are not translated when they appear together with the subject in the sentence.
1them‘Basadi ba buna mabele. > Basadi ba a a buna’ — The women harvest mealies. > The women harvest them
1of‘Mmušo o swanetše go thuša maloko a SANDF le ba malapa a bona’ — The government must help the members of the SANDF and their families
1these (ones)‘Magapu a ke a rena’ — These watermelons are ours
1(indicates that an action or state has not yet been completed)‘Baithuti ka moka ba a lwala’ — All the students are ill
1(marks rhetorical questions)‘A ba go thušitše ka tšhelete?’ — Did they really help you with money?
1(marks a request)‘A re naganeng ka sereto’ — Let's think about a poem
1(indicates that an action or state has already been completed)‘Go laetša gore ba ba mo dirilego tšeo ke baithuti, gomme ga ba a phetha modiro wa bona’ — It is clear that whoever did this to her, are students and that they did not finish their work