There are 2 main translations of bile in Northern Sotho

: bile1bile2

bile1

became

Pronunciation /bilê/

copular verb

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    became
    ‘Mna. Nkobeng e bile moagi wa posong ye’ Mr Nkobeng became the builder of this post office

There are 2 main translations of bile in Northern Sotho

: bile1bile2

bile2

furthermore

Pronunciation /bilê/

auxiliary verb

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    furthermore
    ‘Lehono ba mmušitše, ba bile ba mo felegetša ka pholo’ Today they took her back, and furthermore, sent an ox with her

Usage

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