There are 2 main translations of lie in Northern Sotho

: lie1lie2

lie1

patlama

verblies, lying, lied, lay, lain

  • 1

    (down, on the stomach) patlama
    ‘When I hear the sound of a gun, I lie down on my stomach’ Ge ke ekwa modumo wa sethunya ke patlama fase
  • 2

    (down, to sleep) lala
    ‘When I lie down to sleep, I think of you; when I wake up, I think of you’ Ge ke yo lala, ke gopola wena, ge ke phafoga, ke nagana wena

There are 2 main translations of lie in Northern Sotho

: lie1lie2

lie2

leaka

nounPlural lies

  • 1

    leaka
    ‘I know him, that one; he likes telling lies’ Ke a mo tseba yoo o rata go bolela maaka

verblies, lying, lied, lay, lain

  • 1

    aketša
    ‘They usually lie to us, saying they know Gauteng, but they don't’ Ba hlwa ba re aketša ba re ba tseba Gauteng, ba sa tsebe selo