bana

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Sesotho word (South African orthography): bana
Sesotho word (Lesotho orthography): bana

Noun class: 2
Subject concord: ba

English translation: children

Derivative(s)/Related word(s): ngwana (child - singularl)
Example of usage: Bana ba ya sekolong. (The children are going to school.)
Similar words:


Demonstrative pronoun

Demonstrative pronouns indicates the position of something in relation to a speaker (or writer). There are 3 positions (with two forms) usually translated as "here", "there" and "yonder". These pronouns are determined by the noun class.

Class Subject
concord
Here There Yonder
1 2 1 2 1 2
1 o enwa eo eno eo yane elwa
1a ba bana baa bano bao bane bale
2 o enwa eo eno eo yane elwa
2a ba bana baa bano bao bane bale
3 o ona oo ono oo wane ola
4 e ena ee eno eo yane ela
5 le lena lee leno leo lane lela
6 a ana aa ano ao ane ale
7 se sena see seno seo sane sela
8 di tsena tsee tseno tseo tsane tsela
9 e ena ee eno eo yane ela
10 di tsena tsee tseno tseo tsane tsela
14 bo bona boo bono boo bane bola
15 ho hona hoo hono hoo hane hola