There are 3 main translations of ya in Northern Sotho

: ya1ya2ya3

ya1

go (to)

verb

  • 1

    go (to)
    ‘O ya kae?’ Where are you going?

There are 3 main translations of ya in Northern Sotho

: ya1ya2ya3

ya2

he

prefix

  • 1

    he
    it
    she
    ‘Kgarebe e ile ya atla lesogana. > E ile ya atla lesogana’ The girl kissed the boy. > She kissed the boy
  • 2

    they
    ‘Mešunkwane e ile ya ba thuša ba fola. > E ile ya ba thuša ba fola’ The herbs helped them to get well > They helped them to get well

There are 3 main translations of ya in Northern Sotho

: ya1ya2ya3

ya3

of

prefix

  • 1

    of
    ‘Tšwelopele ya setšhaba e tloga e kgahliša’ The progress of the community is pleasing