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Hindi Proverb Muhavare

Bandar kya jaane adark ka swaad
English : What does a monkey know of the taste of ginger?
Meaning : someone who can’t understand can’t appreciate.

Door ke dhol suhavane lagte hain
English : The drums sound better at a distance
Meaning : We tend to like the ones we don’t have

Ghar ki muragi, dal barabar
Meaning : Self possessions are always undermined and other’s possessions seem better.

Ghar ka bhedi, lanka dhayey.
Meaning : It is the insider who is dangerous and leaks secretive information to help out your enemies


Living in water and being an enemy of the crocodile is not good.


garajne wale badal baraste nahin hain
English : Those who make the most threats seldom do anything

  • Jitnee Lambi Chadar ho Utna hee pair failana Chahiye
    English : Stretch your legs only till the size of your Counter pan.
    Meaning : Limit your Spending To your Earnings

Adhajal gagari chalakat jaay
English : Half-filled pot goes spilling out water
Meaning : Those with little knowledge keep showing it. Those who know all are calm/silent.

Andhoon mein kaanaa raja.
English : A one-eyed man is king amongst blind men.

Ab pachatae hoot kya  jab chidiya chug gayi khet.
English : Why repent now, when the bird has already eaten the crop.
Meaning : There’s no use of repentance after time of action passes.

Aap bhala to jag bhala.

English : If one is good, then the whole world is good.
Meaning : If you are good, you will find that everyone else is good too.


Anth bhala to sab bhala.
English : If the end is good, everything is good.
Meaning : All’s well that ends well.


Ek myaan mein do talawaren nahi samaati.
English : Two swords do not fit in one scabbard.
Meaning : Two of a trade seldom agree.

  • Naach na jaane aangan tedha
    English : Knows no dance, claims the stage is tilted.
    Meaning : Said of a person without skill who blames his failure on other things.

Ek haath se taali nahin bajati
English : One hand alone cannot make the clap sound.
Meaning : It takes two to quarrel.

Okhali mein sir diyaa to musal se kya Darana.
English : If you have put your head into the mortar then why fear of the pounder.
Meaning : If you have started a difficult task, don’t bother about what’s going to happen.

Oont ke Muh mein Jeera.
English : Small cumin seed in a camel’s mouth.
Meaning : Too small an amount for a very large need.

Pratyakshya ko praman ki aavashykta nahi

English : Facts don’t require proof to stand correct.


Anth bhala to sab bhala.
English : If the end is good, everything is good.
Meaning : All’s well that ends well.


Sar Salamat, to Pagdi hazaar.
English : If your head is intact, you can have a thousand turbans.
Meaning : In troubled times, save your head first, your possessions should not be your priority. You can buy worldly things anytime later.

  • Sau sunar ki, ek lauhar ki
    English : A single blow of a blacksmith is equal to a hundred blows of a goldsmith.
    Meaning : The power in one blow of hammer used by blacksmith equals hundred blows of hammer used by goldsmith.

Sawan ke andhe ko sab hara hi hara nazar aata hai.
English : One who goes blind in spring, sees only greenery all around
Meaning : Used for people who fail to see reality, especially dire circumstances when they have lived through prosperous times.




Kala Akshar Bheins Barabar
English : A speck in the beard of a thief
Meaning : it means to be illiterate


Jahan Chah Wahan Raha

  English : Where there is a will there is a way.


Chor Ki Daadhi Mein Tinka
English : A speck in the beard of a thief
Meaning : If you have done something wrong and  you are trying to hide


Aant Bhale Ka Bhala
English : All’s Well That Ends Well
Meaning : Everything has turned out satisfactorily, even though the outcome has been uncertain.


Apna Hath Jagannath
Meaning : There is lot of power in hardwork



Aage Kuan Peeche Khai
Meaning : Trouble from every where



Unchi Dukan Phikay Pakwan
Meaning : Big Show off and less Reality




Ulta Chor Kotwal ko Dante
English : The thief blaming the cop
Meaning : Guilty person accusing the innocent


Ek Annar Sau Bimar

Meaning : Same thing wanted by lot of people



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