Proverbs

अबर बानीं, दूबर बानीं, भाई में बरोबर बानीं.
Claiming social equality despite financial and other handicaps.

अण्डा सिखावे चूजा ि चेंव चेंव मत र.
Telling others what to do, without knowing what has to be done.

अघाइल बकुला, पोंठिया तींत.
For a satiated duck fish becomes tasteless.

अघाइलो भईंसा त नव ट्ठा.
A buffalow can eat up lots of crops even on full stomach.

अनेरिया गाय े राम रखवार!
God cares for those who are uncared for by the people at large!

अनकर धन पाईं त नौ मन तौलाईं.
Take out a truckload, when the money belongs to someone else!

अन्हरा बाँटे रेवड़ी, घूम फिरि अपने े देव.
A person blind with selfishness always thinks of oneself !

अपना दुख से भइनी बाउर, ूटी सरकारी चाउर?
A person with personal problems have no reason to do social work.

आगे नाथ ना पाछे पगहा, बिना छान्ह ूदे गदहा.
A person without any liability or responsibility is as reckless as an unhindered ass!

आपन छँवड़ी नीमन रहित त बिरान पारीत गारी!
Had our own conduct been right, none could have dared to raise their fingers on us!

आम े आम आ अँठिली े दाम
Surprise benefit from some unexpected corner.

आन्हर गुरु बहिर चेला, माँगे गुड़ तऽ देबे ढेला.
The blind teacher and deaf pupil cant communicate.

आदमी े भूख लागी अपने से खाई, बकरी े भूख लागी लकड़ी चबाई.
Everyone surrenders to ones hunger or needs and invents imaginary support for ones decisions!

इतर े पानी भीतर गइल, चुम्मा लेत में जात गइल.
A show of false modesty by denying a kiss after sleeping togather.

उगिलत आन्हर निगलत ोढ़ी
A Catch 22 situation where you loose both ways.

उड़त चिरई े हरदी लगावल.
Doing something impossible.

एह हाम‍‍ हूम में देवान जी े तजिया
Irelevant talk or action.

एक त ाली अपने गोर, ओपर से लिहली मरी ओढ़!
He/she has accentuated his/her faults with actions or statements.

एक लाख पूत, सवा लाख नाती, ओकरा घरे दिआ ना बाती.
What a tragedy, that the home of a person with one lakh sons, and more than one lakh grandsons is without a lamp or candle!

ए छूँछा तोहके े पुछा?
No body respects an empty pocket.

ूर पोसले बानीं तऽ भूँी मत.
Don’t do your subordinates job.

र लिहीं नाम, मरी ओढ़ले सगरी गाँव.
Whom to blame when everyone is of same kind.

ोढ़िया डेरावे थू से.
A leper threatens with his spit !

ेहू तनलक तम्मू, ेहू तनलक भगई!
Everyone did as ones capability.

ूदे फाने तूड़े तान. तेर दुनिया राखे मान.
The world fears those who create noise.

खेत खाय गदहा, मार खाये जुलहा.
Blaming someone for the fault of other.

खड़ा होखऽ त ोड़ऽ, बइठऽ त चिखुरऽ
A situation when no option works for you and you have to go on working.

खायेम तऽ गेंहूँ, ना तऽ रहेम एहूँ.
Take the best or nothing.

गाछ ना बिरिछ तहाँ रेंड़ परधान
Even a nobody becomes important whene there are no responsible people around.

घर फूटे जवार लूटे
Others take benefit when we fight amongst ourselves.

घर े जोगी जोगड़ा, आन गाँव े सिद्ध.
Familiarity breeds contempt.

चिरई े जान जाव, खवईया े सवादे ना.
Labour gone unrecognised.

चउबे गईलन छब्बे बने दूबे बनि े अईलन.
Tried to become rich, but came as a pauper.

चिरई े जान जाव, खवइया े सवादे ना!
The chicken looses its life but the diner finds it tasteless!
or
All the labour made useless.

चलनी दूसे सूप े जेमें बहत्तर छेद
When someone with more vices ridicules someone with no vices.

छूछी हाँड़ी टनटन बाजे.
Empty vessels make more noise.Those who have no intention to fulfill make high promises.

जबरा मारबो रे आ रोवहूँ ना देव.
The powerful deny the weak even the right to complain.

जेरा नोहे ना रही ऊ बकोटी ा ?
You can not get anything done unless you have the resources.

जहाँ सूई ना समाय, तहाँ फार घुसियाय.
Trying to pack more in a tight spot.

जइसन रहलऽ हो ुटुम्ब. वइसन पवलऽ हो ुटुम्ब!
Like gets like!

जवना खातिर अलगा भइनी, तवने मिलल बखरा.
The reason I got separated for was given me as my share!

जइसन इलऽ हो ुटुम्ब, तइसन पवलऽ हो ुटुम्ब!
Friend, you got the natural result for your actions.

जवना हाँड़ि े झाप ना, ऊहाँ बिलाई े लाज ना!
Scammers dont hesitate to lick out careless targets.

जब जइसन, तब तइसन. ना रे, त, मरद इसन?
He is not enough of a man, who cant act as the situation demands.

तोरा बैल मोरा भैंसा, हम दूनों े संगत इसा?
Two persons of different likings cant be friends.

तूहू लूटऽ हमहूँ लूटीं, लूटे े आजादी बा. सबले अधिा उहे लूटी, जेरा देह पर खादी बा.
In a democratic setup everyone is free to make hay, but those in power will benefit more!

थू चाटला से पियास ना बुतावऽ
You cant quench your thirst by swallowing your saliva!

दमड़ी े चाम गइल, ुर े जात चिन्हाइल.
Dishonest identified at negligible cost.

दुलहवो े भाई, नियवो े भाई!
A person in both the rival camps.

दू बेे झगड़ा, बीच मे बोले से लबरा.
One should interfere in a fight between a couple on his own risk.

धोबी ुर, ना घर े ना घाट
A guy of no use to the society.

ना अति बरखा ना अति धूप, ना अति बोलता ना अति चूप
Excess of anything is undesired.

नानी े धन, बेइमानी े धन, आ जजमानी े धन फले ना.
Ill gotten money takes you nowhere.

ना ाम े ना ाज े दुश्मन अनाज े.
Someone worthless gobbling up precious resources.

ना खेलेम ना खेले देम खेलवे बिगाड़म.
Neither I will play nor let you play, I will just spoil the game!

ना चिन्हऽ तऽ नया ीनऽ.
If you are ignorant about the quality, buy a new one.

निमना े घरे बयना दिहल.
Making animosity with someone powerful.

नौे चार, मँड़ई े ओसारा.
Imitating higher ups without having neccessary resources.

ना निमन ाम रे, ना दरबारे धऽ े जाव !
Skilled people are usually made to suffer.

पड़ूआ बैल े हेहवऽ े आशा.
Lazy people always look for excuses.

परिऽ हो बिलार, एकदिन खईब मूसली े मार.
Every criminal gets caught someday.

पोखरा में मछरी, नव नव ुटिया बखरा
Dividing shares in imaginary gains.

पुलिस े मिताई से जुदाई भल
It is better to avoid friendship with a policeman.

पांच वर भीतर, तब देवता पित्तर!
Think of self first, later about all others.

पोखरा में मछरी, नव नव ुटिया बखरा.
Fighting for share in an imaginary gain!

पांच वर भीतर, तब देवता पितर.
Thinking about self before anyone else.

बंडा बैल पुसंडा पाही बंडा मरलन आवा जाही
Never attempt a hard work with weak resources at hand.

बहत गंगा में हाथ धोवल
Benefitting from someones troubles.

बतिया पंचे े रही, खूंटवा रहिये पर रही.
Agree with the judge but do not follow his orders.

बाप े नाम साग पात, बेटा े नाम परोरा.
Famous son of an unfamous father.

बापे पूत, परापत घोड़ा. बहुत नहीं तऽ थोड़ा थोड़ा.
Son usually follows in the foot steps of his father as the horses follow their training.

बबुआ जनमले गोर ना भइलें तऽ अबटला से होखिहन ?
Talents are inborn characterstics which cant be imitated.

बाढ़े पूत पिता ा धरमे, खेती उपजे अपना रमे.
Son succeeds due to fathers good deeds whereas farming succeeds due to its own factors.

बईठल बनिया रे, एह डेहरी से ओह डेहरी में धरे.
Masterly inactivity or being busy for nothing.

बुड़बक बूझावे से मरद !
It is difficult to bring an idiot to see reason. One who can do so is really efficient!

बुड़बक े इयारी आ भादो े उजियारी.
Friendship with an idiot and moonlight during rainy season are never trustworthy.

बड़ बड़ भूत दम तर रोवसु, मुआ माँगे पुआ !
While powerful people are crying, the weak demands extortion money!

बरियार चोर सेन्हे पर बिरहा गावे!
A powerful criminal does not care.

बुड़बक ा लगे पैसा रहो त चाल्हा खइला बिना ना मरे!
Wise never starve when fools have money!

बिना बोलवले बरूआ बोले, बिना हवा े पीपर डोले.
Fools speak without being asked, as Peepal leaves move without wind.

बड़ बड़ जाना दहाईल जासु, गदहा पूछे तना पानी.
Ingnorants jumping where experts hesitate.

भइल बिआह मोर रबऽ ा, बेटी छोड़ि े लेबऽ ा ?
There is hardly any option left for you, once my aim is achieved.

भल मुअनी, भल पिलुआ पड़ल
Quick results when something goes wrong !

मँगनी े बैल े दाँत ना देखल जाव.
Free gifts are never valued.

माई े जीव गाय लेखा, पूत े जीव साई लेखा.
Ungrateful response to kindness of your wellwishers.

माई रे धिया धिया, धिया रे छिया छिया !
Ungrateful response to kindness of your wellwishers.

मूस मोटइहें, लोढ़ा होइहें, ा हाथी ा घोड़ा होईहें.
How much fatter a rat can be? or. evryone has limitations.

मिले मियाँ े माँड़ ना, आ बिरयानी े फरमाइश !
Expecting undeserved rewards.

मियाँ जी दूबर ाहे? शहर ा अनेसा से.
Worrying unneccessarily for others unrelated to you.

रत्ती देे माँगसु तोला, नाम बतावसु आपन भोला!
A cunning fella under the garb of simplicity!

रोवे े रहनी तले अँखिये खोदा गइल
Already wanted to cry and then my eyes got pricked too.

लिलार बड़ सरदार े, गोड़ बड़ गँवार े.
Influnencial people have big foreheads while the rustics have big feet. Or the successful people think about higher things while the unsuccessful people think about the basic needs.

लाजे भवे बोलसु ना, सवादे भसुर छोड़सु ना!
Younger brother’s wife hesitates to complain while the elder brother keeps on flirting with her.

लंगटा पहिरी त ा, आ बिछाई त ा?
A bum has nothing even to wear what to say of a bedsheet. It means you can not expect anything from some worthless people.

लुब लुब रे बहुरिया े जीव, ब हटसु सासू जे चाटीँ घीव !
Waiting for the guard to move away before attempting theft.

सावन में सियार जमलें, भादो में बाढ़ आईल. हलन ि जिनिगी में अईसनका बाढ़ देखबे ना ईनीं !
Un-experienced people talking about experience!

सराहल बिटियवा डोम घरे जाली.
Pampered child is usually spoiled.

सिरफल पालऽ, ऐहसे उवा े बाप ा ?
Why bother when something is not going to affect you ?

सौतिन े खीस ठौती पर.
Taking revenge from some innocent person for the fault of some other person.

सेतिहा े सेनुर, भर गाँव बिआह.
Free vermillion instigates the whole village to organise marriages. People run for FREE items and spend a lot in the process!

सैंया भईनी तोरा वश, जेने जेने मन रे तेने तेने धँसि
A situation of total surrender.

हँसुआ ा बिआह में खुरपी े गीत.
Irelevant talk or action.

हथिया हथिया ईलन, गदहो ना ले अईलन.
Coming short on one’s promise.

हाथी चले बाजार ूर भूंे हजार
Successful persons should ignore the criticism of incompetents.

हानि लाभ जीवन मरण, जस अपजसु विधि हाथ.
Each and every happening is in Gods hands.


(Source : Anjoria.com)