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Sesotho phrasebook

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===Vowels===
; a : as in sp'''a'''
; e : as in p'''i'''t, caf'''e''', or b'''e'''d
; i : as in b'''ee'''t
; o : as in p'''u'''t, French "ois'''eau'''", or b'''oa'''rd
; u : as in b'''oo'''t
===Consonants===
; b : same as English, only fully voiced
; bj : pronounced as above, followed by either the '''s''' as in vi'''s'''ion or the '''j''' as in '''y'''arn
; d : same as English as an allophone of '''l''' that only occurs before '''i''' and '''u'''
; f : same as English
; fj : pronounced as above, followed by '''sh''' as in '''sh'''e
; h : same as English, voiced or unvoiced; it's an allophone, either way
; j : as in vi'''s'''ion or '''j'''am
; k : as in s'''k'''ill, only unaspirated
; kh : fully aspirated '''k''', which occurs mostly in old loanwords and ideophones
; l : same in English
; m : same in English
; n : same in English
; ng : as in si'''ng'''
; ny : as in o'''ni'''on or Spanish "el ni'''ñ'''o"
; p : as in s'''p'''it, only unaspirated
; ph : fully aspirated '''p'''
; pj : pronounced as '''p''', followed by '''sh''' as in '''sh'''e
; pjh : aspirated '''pj'''
; s : same as English
; sh : as in '''sh'''oe
; t : as in s'''t'''alk, only unaspirated
; th : aspirated '''t'''
; tj : as in whi'''ch''', only unaspirated
; tjh : aspirated '''tj'''
; ts : as in ca'''ts''', only unaspirated
; tsh : aspirated '''ts'''
; w : same in English
; y : as in '''y'''arn
 
; Tricky Consonants
 
; hl :
; kg : as in the way the Scottish say lo'''ch'''
; r : as in French, only soft; originally pronounced as an alveolar rolled lingual
; tl :
; tlh : aspirated '''tl'''
; q :
; qh : aspirated '''q'''
; nq :
===Common diphthongs===
===Problems===
; Leave me alone. : ("...")
; Don't touch me! : ("...")
; I'll call the police. : ("...")
; Police! : ("...")
; Stop! Thief! : ("...")
; I need your help. : ("...")
; It's an emergency. : ("...")
; I'm lost. : ("...")
; I lost my bag. : ("...")
; I lost my wallet. : ("...")
; I'm sick. : ("...")
; I've been injured. : ("...")
; I need a doctor. : ("...")
; Can I use your phone? : ("...")
===Numbers===
; 1 - : Ngoe; 2 - : Peli; 3 - : Tharo; 4 - : 'Ne; 5 - : Hlano; 6 - : Ts'elela; 7 - : Supa; 8 - : Robeli; 9 - : Robong; 10- : Leshome; 11- : Leshome le motso o mong; 12- : Leshome le metso e 'meli; 13- : Leshome le metso e meraro; 14- : Leshome le metso e mene; 15- : Leshome le metso e mehlano; 16- : Leshome le metso e ts'eletseng; 17- : Leshome le metso e supileng; 18- : Leshome le metso e robeli; 19- : Leshome le metso e robong; 20- : Mashome a mabeli; 30- : Mashome a mararo; 40- : Mashome a mane; 50- : Mashome a mahlano; 60- : Mashome a ts'eletseng; 70- : Mashome a supileng; 80- : Mashome a robeli; 90- : Mashome a robong; 100- : Lekholo; 200- : Makholo a mabeli; 300- : Makholo a mararo; 400- : Makholo a mane; 600- : Makholo a mahlano; 600- : Makholo a ts'eletseng; 700- : Makholo a supileng; 800- : Makholo a robeli; 900- : Makholo a robong; 1000-: Sekete
===Time===
====Bus and train====
; How much is a ticket to _____? : ("...")
; One ticket to _____, please. : ("...")
; Where does this train/bus go? : ("...")
; Where is the train/bus to _____? : ("...")
; Does this train/bus stop in _____? : ("...")
; When does the train/bus for _____ leave? : ("...")
; When will this train/bus arrive in _____? : ("...")
====Directions====
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