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; My name is ______ . : Lebitso la ka ke  ______ . (''  _____ .'')
 
; My name is ______ . : Lebitso la ka ke  ______ . (''  _____ .'')
 
; Nice to meet you. : ke thabela ho u tseba  . ('' key-ta-bell-a-who-oo-t-see-ba ')
 
; Nice to meet you. : ke thabela ho u tseba  . ('' key-ta-bell-a-who-oo-t-see-ba ')
; Please. : . ('' '')
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; Please. : . (''Ke kopa hore o... '')
 
; Thank you. :  kea leboha. ('' '')
 
; Thank you. :  kea leboha. ('' '')
 
; You're welcome. :  . ('' '')
 
; You're welcome. :  . ('' '')
; Yes. :  . ('' '')
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; Yes. :  . (''Eea '')
; No. :  . ('' '')
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; No. :  . (''Che '')
; Excuse me. (''getting attention'') :  . ('' '')
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; Excuse me. (''getting attention'') :  . (''A k'u ntšoarele hanyane'')
 
; Excuse me. (''begging pardon'') :  . ('' '')
 
; Excuse me. (''begging pardon'') :  . ('' '')
 
; I'm sorry. : Ntšoarele . ('' '')
 
; I'm sorry. : Ntšoarele . ('' '')
 
; Goodbye : Sala hantle . ('' '')
 
; Goodbye : Sala hantle . ('' '')
 
; Goodbye (''informal'') :  . ('' '')
 
; Goodbye (''informal'') :  . ('' '')
; I can't speak ''name of language'' [well]. :  [ ]. ('' [ ]'')
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; I can't speak ''name of language'' [well]. :  [ ]. ('' [Ha ke tseba ho bua Sefora/Sekhooa ]'')
 
; Do you speak English? : U bua sekhooa ? ('' ?'')
 
; Do you speak English? : U bua sekhooa ? ('' ?'')
;  Is there someone here who speaks English? : ? ('' ?'')
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;  Is there someone here who speaks English? : ? (''Hona le motho ea tsebang ho bua Sekhooa?'')
 
; Help! : ke kopa thuso ! ('' !'')
 
; Help! : ke kopa thuso ! ('' !'')
; Look out! :  ! ('' !'')
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; Look out! :  ! (''Hlokomela !'')
; Good morning. :  . ('' '')
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; Good morning. :  . (''Lumaka/Khotso '')
; Good evening. :  . ('' '')
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; Good evening. :  . (''Lumela/Khotso '')
; Good night. :  . ('' '')
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; Good night. :  . (''Lumela/Khotso '')
 
; Good night (''to sleep'') : robala hantle  . ('' '')
 
; Good night (''to sleep'') : robala hantle  . ('' '')
 
; I don't understand. : Ha ke utloisise . ('' '')
 
; I don't understand. : Ha ke utloisise . ('' '')
; Where is the toilet? :  ? ('' ?'')
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; Where is the toilet? :  ? (''Ntloaneng ke kae?'')
  
 
===Problems===
 
===Problems===

Revision as of 15:19, 14 July 2007

Sesotho is the main language of Lesotho and is one of the official languages of South Africa.

Contents

Pronunciation guide

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

Basics

Hello. 
Lumela. (doomellah )
Hello. (informal
Khotso. (hotsow)
How are you? 
U phela joang? (oo-pee-la-jwang)
Fine, thank you. 
Kea phela (key-ah-pee-la)
What is your name? 
Lebitso la hau ke mang? (leh-beet-saw la-how key-mung)
My name is ______ . 
Lebitso la ka ke ______ . ( _____ .)
Nice to meet you. 
ke thabela ho u tseba . ( key-ta-bell-a-who-oo-t-see-ba ')
Please. 
. (Ke kopa hore o... )
Thank you. 
kea leboha. ( )
You're welcome. 
. ( )
Yes. 
. (Eea )
No. 
. (Che )
Excuse me. (getting attention
. (A k'u ntšoarele hanyane)
Excuse me. (begging pardon
. ( )
I'm sorry. 
Ntšoarele . ( )
Goodbye 
Sala hantle . ( )
Goodbye (informal
. ( )
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
[ ]. ( [Ha ke tseba ho bua Sefora/Sekhooa ])
Do you speak English? 
U bua sekhooa ? ( ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
 ? (Hona le motho ea tsebang ho bua Sekhooa?)
Help! 
ke kopa thuso ! ( !)
Look out! 
 ! (Hlokomela !)
Good morning. 
. (Lumaka/Khotso )
Good evening. 
. (Lumela/Khotso )
Good night. 
. (Lumela/Khotso )
Good night (to sleep
robala hantle . ( )
I don't understand. 
Ha ke utloisise . ( )
Where is the toilet? 
 ? (Ntloaneng ke kae?)

Problems

Numbers

Time

Clock time

Duration

Days

Months

Writing time and date

Colors

Transportation

Bus and train

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Taxi

Lodging

Money

Eating

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Shopping

Driving

Authority

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