Category: Proverb



कलेजे का टुकड़ा ।
English Translation of Hindi Proverb: A piece of my heart
English equivalent proverb: Apple of my eye.

कलेजा मुँह में आना ।
English Translation of Hindi Proverb: Heart in mouth (signifying fear or anxiety).
English equivalent proverb: none

दो वक़्त की रोटी ।
English Translation of Hindi Proverb: 2 times a day, bread.
English equivalent proverb: Living hand to mouth.

पेट में चूहे कूदना ।
English Translation of Hindi Proverb: Mice jumping in the stomach (signifying hunger).
English Equivalent Proverb: none

पापड़ बेलना ।
English Translation of Hindi Proverb: Roll a “Papad” (no english word). Papad is made when dough is rolled very thin.
English Equivalent Proverb: none. But it signifies “working hard”

अपनी खिचड़ी अलग पकाना ।
English Translation of Hindi Proverb: Cooking ones own concoction separately.
English Equivalent Proverb: none

दूध की नदियाँ बहाना ।
English Translation of Hindi Proverb: Throwing so much milk as in a river. Signifies –
Excess.
English Equivalent proverb: none

आटे दाल का भाव पता लगना ।
English Translation of Hindi Proverb: To find out living costs.
English Equivalent proverb: none

आम के आम, गुठलियों के दाम ।
English Translation of Hindi Proverb: Not only mangoes, even the mango seeds gave returns.
English Equivalent proverb: none

कहाँ राजा भोज, कहाँ गंगू तेली ।
English Translation of Hindi Proverb: What is the level of King Bhoj and where comes from Gangu the vegetable oil maker. Signifying the levels of social strata between two people.
English Equivalent proverb: none

नाक में दम करना ।
English Translation of Hindi Proverb: To create a pain in the nose.
English equivalent proverb: A pain in the ass.

सर सलामत तो पगड़ी हज़ार ।
English Translation of Hindi Proverb: If the head is fine, a thousand turbans can be worn. Signifies the primacy of “survival”.
English equivalent proverb: Bend now to live another day. (Originally created by the author – all rights reserved)

एक हाथ से ताली नहीं बजती ।
English Translation of Hindi Proverb: One cannot clap with one hand.
English equivalent proverb: It takes two to tango.

ओखली में सर दिया तो मूसलों से क्या डरना ।
English Translation of Hindi Proverb: If the head has been put in the pounder (Okhli) voluntarily, then why fear the pounding.
English equivalent proverb: none

अंत भला तो सब भला ।
English Translation of Hindi Proverb: If the end is good, then all is good.
English equivalent proverb: none

ऊंची दूकान फीका पकवान ।
English Translation of Hindi Proverb: High shop, bad food. Signifying high cost as well as low quality.
English Equivalent proverb: none

राम राम जपना , पराया माल अपना ।
English Translation of Hindi Proverb: Take the name of God, but be a thief.
English equivalent proverb: Nearer the church, farther from God.

येड़ा बन के पेड़ा खाना ।
English Translation of Hindi Proverb: Become a fool and eat the pie.
English equivalent proverb: Act fooling if it means profit.

नाक काटना ।
English Translation of Hindi Proverb: cut the nose. Signifying: to insult.
English equivalent proverb: none

नाक पे मक्खी न बैठने देना ।
English Translation of Hindi Proverb: Not even to allow a fly to sit on the nose. Signifying to take utmost care.
English equivalent proverb: Take utmost care.

नाक रगड़ना ।
English Translation of Hindi Proverb: Rub the nose
English equivalent proverb: none. But it signifies ” to make to do the hard work”

नाक रखना ।
English Translation of Hindi Proverb: Keep the nose.
English equivalent proverb: none. But is signifies “to keep the dignity”

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1. ಪಾಲಿಗೆ ಬಂದದ್ದು ಪಂಚಾಮೃತ
In English Script: Pālige bandaddu pan̄cāmr̥ta
Literal Translation: What comes to your tongue is an elixir.
English meaning of Kannada Proverb: Accept with faith what comes to you.

2. ಹಿರೇ ಅಕ್ಕನ ಚಾಳಿ ಮನೆ ಮಂದಿಗೆಲ್ಲ
In English Script: Hirē akkana cāḷi mane mandigella
Literal translation: Elder sister’s habits are reflected in the rest of the household.
English meaning of Kannada Proverb: The young inherit their qualities from the elders.
Nearest English Equivalent Proverb: Like father, like son.

3. ಮನಸ್ಸಿದ್ದರೆ ಮಾರ್ಗ
In English Script: Manas’siddare mārga
Nearest English Equivalent Proverb: Where there is a will, there is a way.

4. ಅತ್ತೆಗೊ೦ದು ಕಾಲ ಸೊಸೆಗೊಂಡು ಕಾಲ
In English Script: Attego0du kāla sosegoṇḍu kāla
Literal Translation: Mother-in-law has a time, Daughter-in-law has a time.
English meaning of Kannada Proverb: Everyone gets a chance, in-time.

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Language: ಕನ್ನಡ/Kannada

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नमक मिर्च लगाना ।
English Translation: To apply salt and chilli.
Meaning: To exaggerate

घाट घाट का पानी पीना ।
English Translation: Drinking water from every river.
Meaning: Becoming experienced.

गुड़ गोबर करना ।
English Translation: Given jaggery, make it dung.
Meaning: To make all good effort come to nought.

1. मस्का लगाना ।
2. मक्खन लगाना ।
English Translation: Apply butter to a person.
Meaning: To praise a person to gain his confidence.

चक्की पीसना ।
English Translation: Run the mill.
Meaning: Work hard as in punishment.

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जाती ना पूछो साधु की; पूछ लीजिए ज्ञान |
English Translation: Do not ask a saint his class; ask him a question.

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बूढा बन्दर छलाङ्ग ही मारे ।
English Translation: Old Monkey can only jump.
English Equivalent: Old habits die hard.

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Tamil Proverb: தான் ஆடா விட்டாலும் தன் சதை ஆடும்
Nearest English Equivalent: Blood is thicker than water

Tamil Proverb: காக்கை உட்கார பனம் பழம் விழுந்த கதை
Meaning: You make reason out of unconnected things and try to justify it

Tamil Proverb: உப்பிலா பண்டம் குப்பை
English Translation: Food without salt is fit for the dustbin.
Nearest English Equivalent: Variety is the spice of life.

Tamil Proverb: யானை வரும் முன்னே மணி ஓசை வரும்
English Translation: The bell rings before elephant arrives.
Meaning: You will be alerted in most situations but we need to note it and take actions before the actual situation happens.

Tamil Proverb: வேலி இல் போகும் ஓனான் மடியில் கட்டியது போல
English Translation: You put a quite garden lizard into your clothings and then blame it bit you.
Meaning: Getting into a problem wantedly.

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Language: Tamil

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ಆಲಸ್ಯ -Shilpa Vairagi


ಓ ಆಲಸ್ಯವೇ ನೀನೇಕೆ ನನ್ನಲ್ಲಿ ಮನೆ ಮಾಡಿರುವೆ ?
ಆಹ್ವಾನವಿಲ್ಲದೆ ನನ್ನ ಮನದಲ್ಲಿ ಬoದು ಕುಳಿತಿರುವೆ?
ನಿನ್ನನ್ನು ಹೊರದೂಡಲು ಎಷ್ಟೆಲ್ಲಾ ಕರಾಮತ್ತು ನಾ ನಡೆಸಿಲ್ಲ?
ನನಗೆ ಗೊತ್ತು ನಿನ್ನಿoದ ನನಗೆ ಎಳ್ಳಷ್ಟೂ ಒಳಿತಿಲ್ಲ.
ಗೊತ್ತಿದ್ದೂ ಗೊತ್ತಿದ್ದೂ ನಿನ್ನ ಬಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸಿಲುಕಿರುವೆ,
ಪದೇ ಪದೇ ನನ್ನ ಗೆಲುವಿಗೇಕೆ ನೀ ಅಡ್ಡ ಬರುತಿರುವೆ?
ಸಹಿಸಲಾರೆನು ಇನ್ನು, ನಿನ್ನ ಈ ನಿಲುವನು,
ಕೀಳುವೆ ಬುಡಸಹಿತ ಇoದು ನಿನ್ನನು!!
Shilpa Vairagi

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ಹತ್ತು ಕೂಡಿದಲ್ಲಿ ಮುತ್ತು

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ಮದುವೆಗೆ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದು ಚಪ್ಪರಕ್ಕೆ ಮುಗಿಯಿತು.

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ਝ੍ਟ ਮਨ੍ਗ੍ਣੀ ਪਟ ਵ੍ਯ਼ਆਹ

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