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Go akga lolemeTo lie

Go anetswa dipodiTo be gotten the better of

Go apeela thukgwi/noko le malaTo leave nothing behind

Go bapalela ditloo mo kgetsing e e letshobaTo work hard without gaining anything

Go bapalela mo kgetsing e e letshobaTo save one's earnings in a bottomless purse

Go bapolela dimapo tlapengTo waiste time on something that won't yeald

Go batla gotswana lwa phiriTo seek a niddle in a hay stack

Go baya peloBe patient or to cool down

Go beeletsa motlhatswa ka tshegaTo show ownership with property

Go bega pitsa o tshotse moleloTo take a big risk

Go betsana ka noga e utlwaTo be in conflict with one another

Go bipa mpa ka mabeleTo hide a secret

Go bogola poo e tsweletse ka go bopaTo keep retrying unsuccessfully

Go bokalatsa dintshiTo sleep with eyes half closed

Go bona ka letshotshaTo find something by accident

Go bona nta di fudugaTo get in big trouble

Go bonela letsatsi peleTo be born or more experienced first

Go botsa katlokoTo cross question someone

Go bowa ka nngoba e sa fotlhwaTo return empty handed

Go bua diphirimisiTo talk nonsense

Go bua ga se go diraTo speak is not to act

Go bua gabedi o se mo gama lesholeTo be two-faced

Go di emelaTo face the music

Go di ga o di tlatsa kobo di sena morwadiDon't run away with more than you can carry.

Go di gama o sa di tlhapelaTo get in trouble

Go di gama o sa di tlhapelaTo be in trouble

Go di gamela mo thotanengTo have problems

Go di kapaTo be drunk

Go di tlhaolela di bekerweLocking the stable door when the steed is stolen. To react too late

Go direlwa fela o se nagaTo have things easy

Go e nametsa thaba e tlhotsaTo increase someones problems

Go ema motho nokengTo support or help someone

Go epela selepeTo bury the hatchet

Go epela selepeTo make peace

Go eta ka lolemeTo enjoy a foreign language

Go fa wa bo o ipeelaTo give away is to put away for yourself

Go fatlha magotloTo pee

Go fetanwa go dirwa mmogoCompetition is the soul of business

Go fetoga ga se molatoTo change once mind is not a crime

Go fetoga phuti bolokoTo run away

Go fisa baeng maragoTo speed the parting of the guest

Go fitlha lesielaTo hide discomforts

Go fitlhela bana ba tladi ba ntse dibothwana-bothwanaTo get in big trouble

Go fitlhela naga e le tshetlhaTo find nobody

Go goga motho loleme ese kgagaSilence is golden

Go gogola dikgomo ka mono-wa-thokoTo get rich with no efford

Go gopolwa ka kgameloTo remember a person when you need something from them

Go hura-hura dipabi ka menoTo shiver with cold

Go ikodisa dibiTo fling one's handkerchief

Go ikoketsa marago ka majweTo like you are better than others

Go ikutlwisa mathaithaiTo play dirty tricks

Go inaya nagaTo scatter or flee through out the area

Go inosa ka nkgoHave first experience of something

Go ipha nagaTo scatter or flee through out the area

Go ipolaya wa tloga wa re o loilweTo put your finger in the fire and say it was your ill-fortune.

Go irela gau sa lonakaSee that you don't serve you with a scorched horn

Go isa marapo go bengTo go to sleep

Go isa nonyane BorwaTo do an unnecessary task

Go isa phuduhudu bosarwaTo repeat something that has already been completed

Go itaana ka noga e tshelaTo hate each other

Go itaya ka kwanoTo miss the target

Go itaya kgomo lonakaTo be correct and on point

Go itaya se folletseTo fail

Go itekanya morwaloTo make the gurden

Go itewa ke sechaneTo be struck with disappointment

Go itlantla ditemeTo lack truth

Go itlhaba ngololoTo sham indifference

Go itlhatlaganyetsa magala tlhogongTo exaggerate one's circumstances

Go itoma sekgonoTo swear on the impossibility

Go itsala jaaka pebaSuch a father, such a son

Go itshela moriti o tsididiTo act like you don't know

Go itshwara madiTo kill your relative

Go ja dijo tsa ditoroTo have wishful thinking

Go ja ga go die, go dia go diraTo eat does not delay, to work does

Go ja masepa a bankane ba gagoTo be an underachiever

Go ja mokaragana wa botsheloTo enjoy life

Go ja monateTo enjoy

Go ja motho diretheTo spy or gossip about someone

Go jelwa maitlho a tshweneTo play dirty tricks

Go jesa dijo tsa ditoroTo daydream

Go kalakatlega jaka poo ya marigaTo wander about

Go kgadisa motswetsanaTo kill the bird that lays the golden egg

Go kgora ka mpa tsoo pediTo eat too much

Go kgotla semaneTo provoke unwanted danger

Go khola naka lwa tholoDo do a tough job

Go kopana le dinta di fudugaTo face a serious challenge

Go kopana lelerwa le hudugaTo face a serious challenge

Go kopanela mo kobong ya kgomoTo pursue to the death

Go kopasego sa metsiTo request a bride or had in marriage

Go laolwa ke lonaoTo hardly be in one place

Go le aramela le sa go tlhabetseTo take advantage of an opportunity

Go lebotsa phokojeGo sia ka lobelo o iphalotsa

Go leele ke ko marungOnly clouds are unreacheable

Go leka tumeloTo test someone's patience

Go lela dikeledi tsa matheTo cry crocodile tears

Go lema lopetlekeTo enter all territories

Go lemotsha tlholo mooeloTo help to escape

Go lla keledi tsa matheTo cry crocodile tears

Go loma ka tlhaaGo tshwara bo thata

Go loma o fodisaTo be a pretender to have good intentions

Go loma tsebeTo inform

Go longwa ke nca o e otlileDisaster of one's own doing

Go longwa ke noga maoto oo mabediTo be too slow to walk

Go mo tla moshogotlhoTo have a close shave

Go neela nca tlhongIgnore all conscience

Go nkgisana magwafaTo compete

Go nna borethe fela jaaka tlhapiTo lie with no effort or suspicion

Go nna dikobo magetlengTo be poor

Go nna dinalaTo be a snatcher or thief

Go nna disanyanaTo testify

Go nna fa gare ga dinaka tsa kukamaTo be between a rock and a hard place

Go nna fa gare ga dinaka tsa nareTo be between a rock and a hard place

Go nna gopane wa moikapariTo struggle

Go nna ka diatlaTo be lazy

Go nna keledi tsa matheTo show crocodile tears

Go nna kobo dikhutshwaneTo be poor

Go nna lolemeTo talk too much

Go nna loleme lo boretheTo lie with no effort or suspicion

Go nna makgabe a dipapetlaTo be in a hurry

Go nna malao a tshwenyoTo be very troublesome

Go nna matlho mantsiTo have too many relations

Go nna modidi wa nta e e motopoTo be extreme impoverished

Go nna modigaLet there be peace

Go nna moipolai yo o sa llelwengTo get oneself into trouble intentionally

Go nna mosima wa phika ka maragoTo be in an difficult position

Go nna nta ya selomela kobongTo be untrustworthy

Go nna teme pedi o se gopaneTo be two-faced

Go nna tsebe di teleleTo fiddle in other peoples business

Go nna tsebe ntlhaTo listen carefully

Go ntshana se inongTo have a wonderful relations

Go ntshwarisa moletse wa namane ke le nosiTo overwhelm unnecessarily

Go nya phuthi bolokoTo run away

Go oketsa marago ka matlapaTo be artificial

Go opa kgomo lonakaTo be correct and on point

Go otlile kgomo lonakaTo be correct and on point

Go palama ka mekwatla ya ba bangweTo climb up on other people's shoulders

Go patisa poo ka letshwagolaTo catch one weak or unexpecting

Go pela mesetsheTo set up one's sail

Go rapamela none ese yoTo fiddle in to much business of others

Go rata batho jaaka tlalaTo be found of people

Go re semene mphonaTo run away

Go rekela kolojane kgetsingTo buy something without looking inside first

Go roroma diropeTo be very fearful

Go rothisa mmutla madiTo tell a secret

Go ruta betsiTo teach the in-laws bad behaviour

Go ruta tshwene mapalamoTo teach fish to swim or teach an expert

Go ruta tshwene mapalamoTo teach an expert

Go sega tsebeTo embarrass

Go setela dimapoTo set traps for another

Go sha ke ogolangTo be filled with guilt

Go shegela ngwana thari mpengTo be too optimistic

Go shugela ngwana thari mpengTo count your chickens before they are hatched

Go siiwa ke none e tlhotsaTo fail to take advantage

Go tanya jaaka kamaTo have a clean shot

Go thuba peloTo disappoint

Go thubela motlopo wa khudu godimoStop before you cause harm

Go tla kgomo di bolotseTo arrive late for action

Go tlhaba kgobe ka mmutlwaTo delay intentionally

Go tlhaba podi matsebaTo report

Go tlhaba-tlhaba mpa ka mmutlwaTo spoil a good thing

Go tlhabisa ditlhongTo cause shame to

Go tlhaloganya ditlhaa le tlhogo?To reorganise oneself

Go tlhanola diretheTo run away

Go tlhoboga khudu e rathwaTo ignore an abuse

Go tlholwa ga se go mela dinakaFailure is the road to success

Go tsaalane moleloTo agree like cats and dogs

Go tsalwa ka menoTo be born ready

Go tsamaya ka pula, o goroge ka pulaTo have plenty of luck on the road

Go tsamaya ke go bonaYou learn from a venture

Go tsamaya le loroleTo have a huge entourage

Go tsena ka lenga la selokoTo disappear

Go tsena motho ganongTo interrupt someone

Go tsenya khadi monwanaTo be caught while doing something dishonest (Hands in the cookie jar)

Go tsenya kwena gaeTo invite your enemy into your home

Go tsenya lentswanaTo add mo to what is being brought

Go tshaba e e dumang o ya go e e bobilengFrom the frying pan into the fire

Go tshela noga mmuTo incite more anger on someone

Go tshosa ke meroroTo make noise but unable to act. All talk but no action

Go tshwara noga mogatlaDo not play with fire, you will burn

Go tshwara noga mogatlaDo not play with fire, you will burn

Go tshwara phage ka manganaTo take on a difficult task

Go tshwarisa logagaTo be kept holding

Go tswa ka dikgoro ha se go latlhanaTo bid goodbye

Go tswa ka soba ja mogoduTo have a narrow escape

Go tswa ke ModimoTo be forsaken by God

Go tswa ko ga loweFrom the beginning of time

Go tswa lefetwaSee that you don't become single forever

Go upa maraka tau e setse e tlhasetseTo cry over split milk

Go utlwa ka tsa ga morakileTo have difficulty in hearing

Go wela dingaloTo be in trouble or stressed or difficulty

Go ya dira o se thataTo go into battle without an armour or confidence

Go ya le kgomo ngakengTo be made to pay instantly

Go ya magaleng ga bediOnce bitten, twice shy.

Go ya magaleng gabediFool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me

Go ya magaleng gabediFool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me