There are 4 main translations of fela in Northern Sotho

: fela1fela2fela3fela4

fela1

only

Pronunciation /fêla/

adverb

  • 1

    only
    just
    ‘Ke basadi fela bao ba dumeletšwego go tsena ka mo’ It is only women who are allowed to enter here

There are 4 main translations of fela in Northern Sotho

: fela1fela2fela3fela4

fela2

but

Pronunciation /fêla/

conjunction

  • 1

    but
    ‘Diaparo tše ka moka di botse fela di bitša tšhelete ye ntši’ All these clothes are beautiful, but they are expensive

There are 4 main translations of fela in Northern Sotho

: fela1fela2fela3fela4

fela3

finish

Pronunciation /fêla/

verb

  • 1

    finish
    ‘Marotho a a fela ka lebenkeleng’ There is no more bread in the shop. (Literally: Bread is getting finished in the shop.)
  • 2

    come to an end
    end
    ‘Beke e thoma ka Mošupologo ya fela ka Lamorena’ A week starts on Monday and ends on Sunday

There are 4 main translations of fela in Northern Sotho

: fela1fela2fela3fela4

fela4

usually

Pronunciation /fêla/

auxiliary verb

  • 1

    usually
    ‘O be a fela a etla go eta’ He usually comes to visit
  • 2

    continuously
    regularly
    ‘Re ile ra no fela re eba le diphadišano ngwaga ka ngwaga ge re hweditše bathekgi’ We have competitions regularly every year if we have sponsors

Usage

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