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.
#LearnPitori— 𝕶𝖆𝖗𝖆𝖇𝖔 (@karabo_mmekwa) July 6, 2017
English: Do you understand what I'm saying?
Setswana: Wa thlaloganya gore kereng?
Spitori: Wang tshwara 😉?
White people on the phone : hello— #SuperStar (@DaylightSprStr) July 5, 2017
Spitori : mei chommie. #Learnpitori
😂 😂 😂 😂.... Pitori— Bileonnair Sarel (@Tshim0elets0) July 6, 2017
English: I don't agree with you on this.
Sestwana: Ga ke dumelelane le wena.
Pitori: Nehhh mebra... #LearnPitori 🏃🙋🙆
English: i am really not interested in those matters— The Resolute. (@Tiisetso_Phetla) July 5, 2017
Pitori: Mbore hape#learnpitori
English: my things are looking good— Wandile (@Wandile_thela) July 6, 2017
Pitori: dilo di nametse RunX#LearnPitori
English: I don't have any money.— Lebogang Latane (@LataneLebogang) July 7, 2017
sPitori: Ah khomu eja banse. 😂😂 #LearnPitori
Whites: He is the beneficiary to that money— Man is not Nelson Mandela (@kinglajava) July 5, 2017
Setswana: Eya ke madi a rragwe
Pitori: o ja spoko dae poi#LearnPitori
Whites: You've helped me alot.— Mikko 🌊 (@_Mi_kko) July 5, 2017
Blacks: Ong kintsitse ghost'ung 😂😂😂#learnpitori
#LearnPitori English : order drinks and I'll settle the bill Pitori : Senya ke tlaa patela 😂— Ntombi Mhlongo (@NtombiMhlongo_G) July 6, 2017
😂😂😂— Bileonnair Sarel (@Tshim0elets0) July 5, 2017
English: You okay?
Setswana: O petse sentle?
😂😂😂🙆 I am done 🏃🏃🏃🚶🚶#learnpitori
English: can i please pass..— King Teezy (@Teezy_Promking) July 5, 2017
Setswana: kgopela go feta
Spitori: geo tletse pleke ore re fete kae?#LearnPitori
English: they are fighting— Itumeleng Motuba (@itumotuba) July 7, 2017
SePitori: ba ghosta#learnpitori
#learnpitori— Kegomoditswe_ (@abuti_ditswe) July 6, 2017
English: you really good with Mathematics.
Sepitori:o masepa ka Maths.
English: "leave me alone"— suikertjie✨ (@ms_moratioa) July 5, 2017
Sipitori: "mfologe"#LearnPitori 🤣🤣
English : How are you?— Reabetswe Molokomme (@r_molokomme) July 5, 2017
Pitori: Otherwise? #learnpitori
Whites: Im going to pee— Jon De Afrique (@fatd_john) July 5, 2017
Botswana: Keya ntlwana boithusetso
Pitori : Ko betha 6 9#Learnpitori
English : I'll be back in a few minutes— Sauce 🌧 (@rare_in_sa) July 5, 2017
s'Pitori: ere kere tha-the
Whites: I'm telling you the truth— Man is not Nelson Mandela (@kinglajava) July 5, 2017
Tswana: Ka nnete
English: Is there something wrong?— Man is not Nelson Mandela (@kinglajava) July 5, 2017
Setswana: A gonale bothata?
Pitori: Enden wena?😕#LearnPitori 😛
English: Can I please have R10— uMbalenhle Madira (@enhleMadira) July 5, 2017
Setswana: Kopa R10
Pitori: Mfe jacket #LearnPitori
English: We are going to call the Police— Lesego P (@lesco_p) July 5, 2017
Setswana: Rea go bitsa mapodisi
SePitori: Ro bitsa van!🚓#LearnPitori
English: They are jealous of me— Lesego P (@lesco_p) July 5, 2017
Setswana: Ba njela mona
SePitori: Ka ba futhumatsa💪🔥#LearnPitori
English: Money— Lesego P (@lesco_p) July 5, 2017
English: She's pregnant— Lesego P (@lesco_p) July 5, 2017
Setswana: O imile/o mo mmeleng
SePitori: O bana#LearnPitori
English: Congratulations!— Lesego P (@lesco_p) July 5, 2017
Setswana: Rea go lebogisa