nāhi kahi--nā kahio e mithyā-vacana
sabe kahibe--'mora kichu nāhika smaraṇa'
nāhi kahi—I did not say; nā kahio—do not say; e—this; mithyā-vacana—false statement; sabe—only; kahibe—you shall say; mora—my; kichu—anything; nāhika—not; smaraṇa—remembrance.
"You do not have to flatly deny that you spoke such a thing. There is no need to make a false statement. Simply say that you do not remember what you said.
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