Tswana: Theme 2 - Asking for Help, Emergencies

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Expressing the negative

In order to express the negative, one usually adds a ga- in front of the positive form and let the verb end in –e, e.g. Ke a tlhaloganya (I understand) > Ga ke tlhaloganye (I don’t understand).