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Sesotho phrasebook

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

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. 
. ( )
Thank you. 
kea leboha. ( )
You're welcome. 
. ( )
Yes. 
. ( )
No. 
. ( )
Excuse me. (getting attention
. ( )
Excuse me. (begging pardon
. ( )
I'm sorry. 
Ntšoarele . ( )
Goodbye 
Sala hantle . ( )
Goodbye (informal
. ( )
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
[ ]. ( [ ])
Do you speak English? 
U bua sekhooa ? ( ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
 ? ( ?)
Help! 
ke kopa thuso ! ( !)
Look out! 
 ! ( !)
Good morning. 
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Good evening. 
. ( )
Good night. 
. ( )
Good night (to sleep
robala hantle . ( )
I don't understand. 
Ha ke utloisise . ( )
Where is the toilet? 
 ? ( ?)

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