Yoruba Proverbs: owe Kanti Kanti

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Moremi

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1. oun to yeni lo yeni.. okun orun o ye adiye.. o de ye adiye.. eni ti o dimu loju ma ti.
translation... rope for neck no fit chicken.. but if it fit am.. na the person wey carry am go shame.

2. a n pe e ni ole.. o n gbe omo eran jo.
translation... we are calling u theif..u are dancing with goats child.
 

queen2

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Eni abalaba ni baba,(translation) the person we met in the village is the father
Gbogbo oun ton dan ko ni wura,(translation) all that glitter is not gold
 

Tajmahal

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olusegun bayode said:
ologbon ni jo omoran ni si nmo am i right?
Segun, Olusegun, Oluwasegun, emelo ni mo pe e? Ewo l'onje 'am i right'? Ta lo be e ni Geesi so?? :excite Ka ma fa oro gun, beeni owe yen ri..............Ose omo daadaa!
 
Ajanaku koja a mo ri nka firi, ti a ba ri erin k'a so wipe a ri erin.

Imado i ba se bi elede a ba ilu je, eru iba j'oba eniya iba ti ku ikan.

o ya eyin omo Oodua, translations please, Tani mo o ko wa so itunmo awon owe wonyi.
 

bollyd

moda b4 moda!
"akuku gbodowi ba'le ile su sape"

"ai fini peni ai feyan peya lo mu ara ok san bante wolu"

"e je ki a pe were loko iyawo koje ki ari'mu mi"
 

vince

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Awon baba wa ni won ma pa owe yi.Won ni;
"Kuriositi,lo pa ologbo....abi okete de ni".
Mi o ranti mo,sugbon owe n'la ni owe nan!
 
Ajanaku koja a mo ri nka firi, ti a ba ri erin k'a so wipe a ri erin.

Imado i ba se bi elede a ba ilu je, eru iba j'oba eniya iba ti ku ikan.

o ya eyin omo Oodua, translations please, Tani mo o ko wa so itunmo awon owe wonyi.

This proverb is simply translated thus: when the head of an household dies and an invalid takes over, sorrow begets sorrow

Imado i ba se bi elede a ba ilu je, eru iba joba eniyan iba ti ku ikan

Simply translated : when the head of an household dies , and an invalid takes over, sorrow begets sorrow
 
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