Translation of eme in English:

eme

be standing (up)

Pronunciation /ême/

verb

  • 1

    be standing (up)
    ‘Motho šo o eme mola re kgopetšwe go dula fase ka moka’ Here is this person, standing up while we were all asked to sit down
  • 2

    (has/have) stopped
    ‘Tšweletšo e eme ka lebaka la go ipelaetša ga bašomi’ Production has stopped because of the workers' strike
  • 3

    waited
    ‘Ke eme mo eupša ga se a ka a tšwelela’ I waited here but she never arrived

Usage

When 'eme' is used with the sense of 'be standing (up)' (sense 1), it expresses present tense even if it has a perfect suffix.