There are 3 main translations of wa in Northern Sotho

: wa1wa2wa3

wa1

you

prefix

  • 1

    (singular) you
    ‘Ke lekile go go fa, wena wa gana’ I tried to give you something, but you refused
  • 2

    he
    it
    she
    ‘Ge a be a nyaka go tshela tsela, mmotoro wa mo thula. > Ge a be a nyaka go tshela tsela, wa mo thula’ When he tried to cross the road, the car hit him. > When he tried to cross the road, it hit him

There are 3 main translations of wa in Northern Sotho

: wa1wa2wa3

wa2

of

prefix

  • 1

    of
    ‘Moromiwa wa kgoro ya tsheko o tlišitše dipampiri gore ke di saene’ A messenger of the court brought the papers for me to sign
    ‘Molao wa maitshwaro wa sešole o thata’ The code of conduct for soldiers is tough

There are 3 main translations of wa in Northern Sotho

: wa1wa2wa3

wa3

fall

verb

  • 1

    fall
    ‘Hlokomela o se ke wa wa ge o namela moo’ Be careful not to fall when you get there