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AfriGIS Languages Initiative
Worksheet 24
Seasons and Weather Conditions
Worksheet 24
The activities below are based on Episode 24’s podcast: Seasons and Weather Conditions.
Activity 1
Please indicate if the following are TRUE or FALSE:
1.1. Traditionally, the Batswana referred to the different seasons in relation with the various
activities within those seasons.
1.2. July is “Phukwi”, because new green leaves appear after winter.
1.3. The month of June is called “Seetebosigo” in Setswana.
1.4. The month of “Phalane” means ‘young Impala’ because it is when they are born.
1.5. “Mariga” means summer.
Activity 2
Please translate the following to Setswana:
2.1. It is cold
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2.2. Dust
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2.3. It's snowing
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2.4. Rain
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2.5. Hot
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2.6. It is raining
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2.7. Winter
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2.8. January
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2.9. It is hot
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2.10. Autumn
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Activity 1
Indicate if the following are true or false:
1.1. Traditionally, the Batswana referred to the different seasons in relation with the various
activities within those seasons.
True
1.2. July is “Phukwi”, because new green leaves appear after winter.
True
1.3. The month of July is called “Seetebosigo” in Setswana.
False
1.4. The month of “Phalane” means of ‘young Impala’ because it is when they are born.
True
1.5. “Mariga” means summer.
False
Activity 2
Please translate the following to Setswana:
2.1. It is cold
Go tsididi
2.2. Dust
Lerole
2.3. It's snowing
Go na letlha
2.4. Rain
Pula
2.5. Hot
Fisa
2.6. It is raining
Pula e ana
2.7. Winter
Mariga
2.8. January
Ferikgong
2.9. It is hot
Go bollo
2.10. Autumn
Letlhafula
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