Tonga proverbs, by Isaac Mumpande - "G"

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89. Gama kubabi kubabotu lisya malindi.

(Ugly people are cheeky towards handsome/beautiful ones.)

An ugly person like criticizing beautiful/handsome people. Such people are also very short tempered.


90. Goloondo ndakkala ndaliigwa.

(Mr Goloondo, I will sit after being paid.)

I will only do what you want after you have done what I want.


91. Gombola baleya bachimba bakwela dongo.

(The baleya scoop food but the bachimba pulls the pot.)

A greedy person is not content with scooping just enough out, but would rather take the whole pot even though it is too much.