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07/07/2017 09:37 SAST | Updated 07/07/2017 09:37 SAST

People In Pretoria Do Not Speak Like Anyone Else -- Here's A Crash Course In Pitori Lingo

"Wang tshwara?" πŸ˜‚

Meaning the definition in the dictionary
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Meaning the definition in the dictionary

One of the most dominant languages in Tshwane (Pretoria) is not on the list of our official 11.

It's been coined SePitori because it's neither Setswana, nor Sepedi nor Sesotho but is a sort of mix of all three and some other taals thrown into it.

If you've never been there and are fluent in any other language, you'll probably need a bit of a crash-course so you can grasp what Pretorians are saying.

We think some of these terms need to be added to the Urban Dictionary as soon as possible. Before that happens though, people on Twitter have started a trend called #LearnPitori and if you go through some of these terms then maybe, just maybe, you won't be too lost in the capital city.

It's so hectic even some of us in the office from Tshwane learnt something new.

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    #LearnPitori English: Do you understand what I'm saying? Setswana: Wa thlaloganya gore kereng? Spitori: Wang tshwara πŸ˜‰?
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    White people on the phone : hello Spitori : mei chommie. #Learnpitori
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    πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚.... Pitori English: I don't agree with you on this. Sestwana: Ga ke dumelelane le wena. Pitori: Nehhh mebra... #LearnPitori πŸƒπŸ™‹πŸ™†
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    English: small cheap phone Spirara: lepopotane #LearnPitori
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    English: i am really not interested in those matters Pitori: Mbore hape #learnpitori
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    English: my things are looking good Pitori: dilo di nametse RunX #LearnPitori
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    English: I don't have any money. sPitori: Ah khomu eja banse. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ #LearnPitori
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    Whites: He is the beneficiary to that money Setswana: Eya ke madi a rragwe Pitori: o ja spoko dae poi #LearnPitori
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    This one got me πŸ˜‚ English: he's critical but stable Pitori: o setse ka 1 bar #LearnPitori #learnspitori
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    Whites: You've helped me alot. Blacks: Ong kintsitse ghost'ung πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ #learnpitori
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    #LearnPitori English : order drinks and I'll settle the bill Pitori : Senya ke tlaa patela πŸ˜‚
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    πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ English: You okay? Setswana: O petse sentle? Pretoria: Smoko πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ™† I am done πŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸšΆπŸšΆ #learnpitori
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    English: can i please pass.. Setswana: kgopela go feta Spitori: geo tletse pleke ore re fete kae? #LearnPitori
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    English: they are fighting SePitori: ba ghosta #learnpitori
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    #LearnPitori Whites : They Mad At Each Other Pitorian : A di thulani πŸ˜‚
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    #learnpitori English: you really good with Mathematics. Sepitori:o masepa ka Maths.
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    English:A Group of people Pitori:GugurancheπŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜† #LearnPitori
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    English: "leave me alone" Sipitori: "mfologe" #LearnPitori 🀣🀣
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    English : How are you? Pitori: Otherwise? #learnpitori
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    English: You tried your best Setswana: O zamile waitsi Pitori: We lwele πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ #learnpitori
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    Whites: Im going to pee Botswana: Keya ntlwana boithusetso Pitori : Ko betha 6 9 #Learnpitori
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    English : I'll be back in a few minutes s'Pitori: ere kere tha-the πŸ˜‚ #learnpitori
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    English: 'He is really good at...' S'pitori: 'Dai maan ke laas jo.' #LearnPitori
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    Whites: I'm telling you the truth Tswana: Ka nnete Pitori: Mafraaaaa #LearnPitori
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    English: Is there something wrong? Setswana: A gonale bothata? Pitori: Enden wena?πŸ˜• #LearnPitori πŸ˜›
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    English: Can I please have R10 Setswana: Kopa R10 Pitori: Mfe jacket #LearnPitori
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    @lesco_p English: We are going to call the Police Setswana: Rea go bitsa mapodisi SePitori: Ro bitsa van!πŸš“ #LearnPitori
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    @lesco_p English: They are jealous of me Setswana: Ba njela mona SePitori: Ka ba futhumatsaπŸ’ͺπŸ”₯ #LearnPitori
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    @lesco_p English: Money Setswana: Madi SePitori: Lechankora/zaka/nyokoπŸ’° #LearnPitori
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    @lesco_p English: She's pregnant Setswana: O imile/o mo mmeleng SePitori: O bana #LearnPitori
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    @lesco_p English: Congratulations! Setswana: Rea go lebogisa SePitori: Abashwe!πŸ™Œ #LearnPitori