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proverbs#015

Posted by Sandeep Puri on August 21, 2012

balu-wa nichori tel aau-nna

meaning

you can’t produce something out of nothing

translation

one can’t get oil by squeezing sand

(take this with a grain of *sand* /salt, you can now get oil out of oil shale, oil sands)

equivalent

tbd

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proverbs#014

Posted by Sandeep Puri on August 20, 2012

ad-ko pad-ko telako dhoop

meaning

you make do with whatever you have

translation

(nepali phonetic adjective ** – the sound of  water on hot oil) — even with that sound, you make an incense out of oil

equivalent

tbd

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proverbs#013

Posted by Sandeep Puri on August 19, 2012

suni rahe pani laato

meaning

when uneasy at heart and/or not paying attention, nothing goes in

translation

still dumb (or more appropriately an idiot) even while listening

equivalent

tbd

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proverbs#012

Posted by Sandeep Puri on August 18, 2012

na-patya-une khola le baga-u-cha

meaning

expect the unexpected. someone who cannot even do something basic, can change the world

translation

a rivulet can flood you someday (by becoming a flooded river)

equivalent

tbd

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proverbs#011

Posted by Sandeep Puri on August 17, 2012

ma garchu aagra ko kura, timi garchau gagra ko kura

meaning

you and me, we’re talking about two different things at this moment

translation

I’m talking about agra (Agra, where the famous taj-mahal is), and you’re talking about gagra (a water bearing pot,typically with a big belly, a narrow neck, and a wide mouth) …

equivalent

tbd

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proverbs#010

Posted by Sandeep Puri on August 16, 2012

reen laage na-daraaoonu, deen laage daraoonu

meaning

nothing happens if your credit/economic worth degrades, things will happen if your day/situation degrades

translation

don’t be afraid of debts, be afraid of a bad day

equivalent

tbd

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proverbs#009

Posted by Sandeep Puri on August 15, 2012

awasar aaunchha, parkha daina

meaning

opportunities come and go; life goes at its own pace

translation

opportunities come and don’t wait

equivalent

time and tide wait for no one

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proverbs#008

Posted by Sandeep Puri on August 14, 2012

umkeko maachho thulo

meaning

opportunities/ideas one misses look big even later in life

translation

the fish you missed catching, was a big one

equivalent

tbd

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proverbs#007

Posted by Sandeep Puri on August 13, 2012

baans hos na baansuri bajos

meaning

no point in expecting something out of nothing

translation

no bamboo, no flute

equivalent

tbd

 

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proverbs#006

Posted by Sandeep Puri on August 12, 2012

boodha mare, bhasha sare

meaning

even though though the old ones die out, their sayings still go on

translation

the old die out, their language / stories move on

equivalent

tbd

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