SEPEDI
General Words and Phrases


Greeting
Hello - Dumela
How are you? - O kae? (singular) Le kae? (plural)
I am fine. - Ke gona.
I am fine, thank you. - Le nna ke gona, ke a leboga.
Goodbye - Gabotse
Good luck - Mahlatse
Have a safe journey. - O be le leeto le le bolokegilego

Expressions
yes - ee
no - aowa
please - hle
thank you - ke a leboga
help - thusang (thusang - s with inverted circumflex)
danger - kotsi
emergency - (tshoganetso 
- each s with an inverted circumflex)
excuse me - Ntshwarele
I am sorry. - Ke maswabi
I love you. - Ke a go rata

Questions / sentences
Do you accept (money/credit cards/traveler's cheques)? - Le amogela ()?
How much is this? - Ke bokae?
I want ... - Ke nyaka...
What are you doing? - O dira eng? 
What is the time? - Ke nako mang bjale?
Where are you going? - O ya kae?

Numbers
1 - one - tee
2 - two - pedi
3 - three - tharo
4 - four - nne
5 - five - hlano
6 - six - tshela
7 - seven -  (supa
- s with inverted circumflex)
8 - eight - seswai
9 - nine - senyane
10 - ten - lesome
11 - eleven - lesometee
12 - twelve - lesomepedi
13 - thirteen - lesometharo
14 - fourteen - lesomenne
15 - fifteen - lesomehlano
20 - twenty - masomepedi
21 - twenty one - masomepedi-tee
22 - twenty two - masomepedi-pedi
50 - fifty - masomehlano
100 - hundred - lekgolo
1000 - thousand - sekete

Days of the week
Sunday - Lamorena
Monday - Mošupologo
Tuesday - Labobedi
Wednesday - Laboraro
Thursday - Labone
Friday - Labohlano
Saturday - Mokibelo

Months of the year
January - Janaware
February - Feberware
March - Matšhe
April - Aprele
May - Mei
June - June
July - Julae
August - Agostose
September - Setemere
October - Oktobere
November - Nofembere
December - Desemere

Computers and Internet terms
computer - khomphutara
e-mail - imeile
e-mail address - aterese ya imeile
Internet - Inthanete
Internet café - khefi ya Inthanete 
website - wepsaete
website address - aterese ya wepsaete


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