The word "Lumela" is used to greet male/female anytime of the day, It is in singular
You could say "Lumelang" /doo-may-lung/ when greeting more than one people.
You normaly utter this when asking someone how they are, this is singular by the way. The plural form of this is Le phela joang / Lay pay-la joo ahng/
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You normaly utter this when asking a group of people how they are, this is plural by the way. The singular form of this is u phela joang / oh pay-la joo ahng/
Ke phela hantle, uena? is a response to How are you? (U phela joang?), but it can only be said when you are fine otherwise you say ha ke phele hantle, which translates to I'm not fine.
Ha ke phele hantle is a response to How are you? (U phela joang?), but it can only be said when you aren't fine otherwise you say ke phele hantle, which translates to I'm fine.
This is self-explanatory right?
E ba le letsatsi le montate Translates to have a nice day.
Basotho's staple food. It normally goes together with moroho (vegetables) and they taste delicious .
Basotho's staple food. It normally goes together with papa (maize meal) and they taste delicious .
"-ng" is a suffix that indicates that nouns are locative
When refering to people the word 'ho' is added before the personal noun. Ke ea ho ntate. (I am going to father.)
The word ha is used to say 'place of', in other words ha ntate would mean 'father's place'
ke u ts'oaretse translates to I've forgiven you.
Ke translates to a personal pronoun I.
Oena translates to a personal pronoun You.
Rethabile could be both male's and female's name. It means we are happy.