There are 3 main translations of be in Northern Sotho

: be1be2be3

be1

auxiliary verb

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    (indicates that an action/process took place at a specific point in time in the past)
    ‘Banna ba lekgotla ba be ba homotše ba rile tuu!’ The men of the council were absolutely silent

Usage

The auxiliary verb stem 'be' is usually followed by a main verb in the situative mood.

There are 3 main translations of be in Northern Sotho

: be1be2be3

be2

(must) be

copular verb

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    (must) be
    (must) become

There are 3 main translations of be in Northern Sotho

: be1be2be3

be3

must be

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    must be
    must become