Northern Sotho: Theme 2 - Asking for Help, Emergencies

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Friendly requests:
Northern Sotho people are very friendly and hospitable people and will assist anybody asking for help. The word for 'please' is hle. A friendly request is also formulated by starting the sentence with A nke. Note that the verb ends in -e to denote a request.

Expressing the negative:
In order to say something in the negative, one usually adds ga- in front of the positive form and let the verb end in -e, e.g. Ga ke kwesise.(I do not understand).