There are 2 main translations of lie in Setswana

: lie1lie2

lie1

maaka

nounPlural lies

  • 1

    maaka
    • a statement that the person who makes it knows to be untrue

verblies, lying, lied, lay, lain

  • 1

    aka
    fora
    • tell a lie or lies
    • be deceptive

There are 2 main translations of lie in Setswana

: lie1lie2

lie2

rapalala

verblies, lying, lied, lay, lain

  • 1

    rapalala
    ‘He lay on the grass’ O rapaletse mo tlhageng
    ‘The cat has lain here all night’ Katse e rapaletse go ne fa bosigo jotlhe
    • be or get in a flat or resting position
  • 2

    nna fa
    sala
    ‘The island lies near the coast’ Setlhakatlhake se fa lotshitshing
    • be or remain