Proverbs

Topics: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Pages: 26 (2698 words) Published: October 20, 2013
Proverbs:
1)

A not to the wise and arod to the otherwise.

Latoon k bhoot baton say nai mantay. (Urdu meaning)

2)
A sinful man going to the bath in the Ganges.

100 chohay kah kar billi hajj ko chali. (Urdu meaning)

3)
A bad penny always comes back.

Khota sika kisi ko kabool nai. (Urdu meaning)

4)
Business is business.

Soda phir soda hai. (Urdu meaning)

5)
Distance lends charm to the view.

Dour k dhol suhanay. (Urdu meaning)

6)
A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.

No naqad na tera udhar/jitni chadar utnay pawo phelo. (Urdu meaning)

7)
All the roads read to Rome.

Jithay di khooti uthay aan koloti/ponchi waha par khak jaha ka khamer ta. (Urdu meaning)

8)
Beggars can’t be choosers.

Mangany walay ko intikhab ka haq nai. (Urdu meaning)

9)
Better an egg today than a hen tomorrow.

Aaj ka saag kal k murgh say acha hai. (Urdu meaning)

10)
Better low than be broken.

Jook jana tootnay say bheter hai. (Urdu meaning)

11)
A blood will have blood.

Khoon ka badla khoon. (Urdu meaning)

12)
Borrowed garments never fit well.

Parai charpai rass nai atti. (Urdu meaning)

13)
Do well and have well.

Kar bala so ho bala. (Urdu meaning)

14)
Dry bread at home id better than roast meat abroad.

Ghar ki roki soki pardes k murgh say bheter hai. (Urdu meaning)

15)
Forbidden fruits are sweet.

Chori ke cheez badi mazydar hoti hai. (Urdu meaning)

16)
When the old cock crows the young cocks follow.

Badoo ki adatain choto ko padti hai. (Urdu meaning)

17)
Is takes two a make a quarrel.

Tali dono hatoon say bajti hai. (Urdu meaning)

18)
The murder will be out.

Qatal chup nai sakta. (Urdu meaning)

19)
To build castles in the air.

Khayali pulao pakana. (Urdu meaning)

20)
Money makes the mare go.

Daam banaye kaam/paisay say har kam hota hai. (Urdu meaning)

21)
A wise enemy is better than a foolish friend.

Bewaqoof dost say aqalmand dushman acha hai. (Urdu meaning)

22)
The tree is known by its fruit.

Darakht apnay phall say pechana jata hai. (Urdu meaning)

23)
It’s hard to live in Rome and fight with the pope.

Dariya mai rehna or magar mach say dushmni. (Urdu meaning)

24)
It’s easier to build a new home than to patch an old one.

Itnay ka yeh hai nai jitnay es par muramat k liye darkar hai. (Urdu meaning)

25)
Between two stools you fall to the ground.

Do gharoo ka mehman bhooka. (Urdu meaning)

26)
A rolling stone gathers no moss.

Dobhi ka kutta na ghar ka na ghat ka. (Urdu meaning)

27)
Even walls have ears.

Dewaroon k bhe kaan hotay hai. (Urdu meaning)

28)
Look before you leap.

Khoodnay say phelay dheko. (Urdu meaning)

29)
If I lose my honour I lose myself.

Deen say gaya duniya say gaya. (Urdu meaning)

30)
A drowning man catches at a straw.

Doobtay ko tinkay ka sahara. (Urdu meaning)

31)
Much cry, little wool.

Raat bhar rotay rahay marra koi nai. (Urdu meaning)

32)
A sweet tongue is a good weapon.

Zuban sheeren mulk ghreen. (Urdu meaning)

33)
Half a loaf is better than none.

Puri na sahi adhi sahi. (Urdu meaning)

34)
Hard work always pays.

Mehnat he sub say badi dolat hai. (Urdu meaning)

35)
Idleness is the root cause of all ills.

Susti sub bemariyo ki jar hai. (Urdu meaning)

36)
As you sow, so shall you reap.

Jaisi karni waisi bharni. (Urdu meaning)

37)
An open door will tempt even a saint.

Sharab muft ki ho to qazi ko b halal. (Urdu meaning)

38)
First come, first served.

Phelay aye phelay paiye. (Urdu meaning)

39)
If you play with a fool at home.

Mou lagaya sir chada. Free kia kar dia sir pay he chad gaya. (Urdu meaning)

40)
Death defiles the doctor.

Mot ka koi ilaj nai. (Urdu meaning)

41)
Death keeps no calendar.

Mot ka koi aitabar nai/mot ka koi fix waqat nai. (Urdu meaning)

42)
The cheaper buyer gets bad meat.

Sasta rohay bar bar menga roye ek bar. (Urdu meaning)

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