Practice and learn Sepedi words, phrases and conversation

Learn Sepedi (Sesotho sa Leboa)

Learn Sepedi

Sesotho sa Leboa (also called Sepedi or Northern Sotho) will reach more South Africans than English in the Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces.


English
Conversation: Learn with people

Sesotho sa Leboa
Poledišano: Ithute ka batho

Hello! (person) Thobela! (motho o tee)
Hello! (group) Thobela! (sehlopha)
How are you? Go bjang?
I'm fine, thanks. Go lokile, ke a leboga.
I could be better. Ga ke a tsoga.
And you? Wena?
I am well. Ke tsogile.
Goodbye (person staying) Šala botse (motho o tee yo a šalago)
Goodbye (group staying) Šalang botse (sehlopha seo se šalago)
Goodbye (person leaving) Sepela botse (motho yo a sepelago)
Goodbye (group leaving) Sepelang botse (sehlopha seo se sepelago)
Anatomy: Learn with your bodyDitho tša mmele: Ithute ka mmele wa gago
HeadHlogo
Eye, EyesLeihlo, Mahlo
Ear, EarsTsebe, Ditsebe
NoseNko
MouthMolomo
TongueLeleme
Hand, HandsSeatla, Diatla
Arm, ArmsLetsogo, Matsogo
Leg, LegsLeoto, Maoto
Foot, FeetLenao, Dinao
  
Chess: Learn with your mindChess: Ithute ka monagano wa gago
Chess Piece(s)Dibapadišwa tša Chess
KingKgoši
QueenKgošigadi
Rook (Castle)Sebo
BishopMopišopo
Knight (Horse)Pere
Pawn (Soldier)Sebeelo (Lesole)
BoardPapetla
SquareSekwere
BlackNtsho
WhiteŠweu
Chess Move(s)Mesepelo ya Chess
Check! From Persian Shah (King)Ela hloko!
Checkmate! From Persian Shah (King) + Māt (Dead)Ga o na botšhabelo!
I take your piece.Ke tšea sebapadišwa sa gago.
Good move!Mosepelo wo mobotse!
I resign!Ke a ineela!
Good luck for the game!Mahlatse le mahlogonolo papading!
Thank you for the game!Ke leboga papadi!
  
Dating: Learn with your heartTša marato: Ithute ka pelo ya gago
What's your name?Leina la gago ke mang?
Can I get your number?A nka hwetša nomoro ya gago?
Would you like to get coffee?O ka thabela kofi?
Would you like to go to dinner?O ka thabela go ya go ja dilalelo?
Would you like to go for a drink?O ka thabela go tšwa go ya go hwetša seno?
Yes, I would.Ee, ke be nka rata.
No, but thank you.Aowa, eupša ke a leboga.
You look beautiful.O yo mobotse.
May I kiss you?A nka go atla?
I miss you.Ke a go gopola.
I miss you too.Le nna ke a go gopola.
I love you.Ke a go rata.
I love you so much.Ke go rata kudu.
  
Top 10 Interview Questions: Learn for successDipotšišo tša Poledišano tše 10 tša Godimo: Ithutele katlego
Tell us about yourself?Re botše ka ga wena?
What are your main strengths?Maatla a magolo a gago ke afe?
What are your weaknesses?Mafokodi a gago ke afe?
Why should we choose you for this job?Goreng re swanetše go kgetha wena go mošomo wo?
What is your salary expectation?Tetelo ya gago ya mogolo ke efe?
What are your hobbies outside of work?Ditlošabodutu tša gago ka ntle ga mošomo ke dife?
Where do you see yourself in five years' time?O ipona o le gokae mo mengwageng ye mehlano?
Why are you leaving your current job?Goreng o tlogela mošomo wa gago wa bjale?
Why do you want to work here?Goreng o nyaka go šoma fa?
Is there anything that you would like to ask me?Go na le se sengwe seo o tla ratago go mpotšiša?

Sepedi Formal Business Letter

Date: Letšatšikgwedi:
Dear... Mohumagadi... (to a lady) Morena... (to a gentleman)
Yours Sincerely, Wa lena,

Directions

North Lebowa
South Borwa
East Bohlabela
West Bophirima

Days of the Week

Sunday Lamorena / Sôntaga
Monday Mošupologô
Tuesday Labobêdi
Wednesday Laboraro
Thursday Labonê
Friday Labohlano
Saturday Mokibêlô

Months of the Year

January Janaware
February Febereware
March Matšhe
April Aporele
May Mei
June June
July Julae
August Agostose
September Setemere
October Oktobere
November Nofemere
December Disemere

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