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Proverbs refer to those memorable words which were once said by somebody after a lot of experiences. We often use them while talking to others or make them understand something special. These are very crucial and beneficial for good communication skills. Apart from this, they are followed by their meanings in Hindi which makes it easier for you to understand.

PROVERBS 

Proverb Meaning

A bad man is better than a bad name.

Bad acha, badnam bura.

A bad workman quarrels with his tools.

Nach na jane aangan teda.

A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.

Udhar ke sau rupye se ek rupya acha hota hai.

A burnt child dreads the fire.

Dudh ka jala chach bhi fuk fuk kar pita hai.

A dog in the manger.

Na khaye na khane de.

A drop in the ocean.

Uth ke muh me jeera.

A figure among cyphers.

Andho me kana raja.

A fog cannot be dispelled by a fan.

Aus chate pyas nahi bhujti.

A friend is need is a friend indeed.

Mitra wahi jo musibat me kam aye.

A little knowledge is dangerous thing.

Nim hakim, khatrai jaan.

A nine days wonder.

Char din ki chandni, fir andheri rat.

A rotten apple spoils its companion.

Ek gandi machli sare talab ko ganda kar deti hai.

A wolf in lamb’s clothing.

Much me Ram or bagal me churi.

Adversity never comes alone.

Musibat kabhi akeli nahi ati.

All is well that ends well.

Ant bhala to sab bhala.

An empty vessel makes much noise.

Thotha chana baje Ghana.

As you sow, so shall you reap.

Jaisi karni waise bharni.

Barking dogs seldom bite.

Jo garajte hai wo baraste nahi.

Beggars can’t be choosers.

Bhikari ki pasand kya or napasand kya.

Better be alone than in bad company.

Buri sangat se akela bhala.

Between two stools, we come to the ground.

Do nao me sawar karne wale dubte hi hai.

Birds of a feather flock together.

Chor chor mossere bhai.

Care kills the cat.

Chinta chita saman hai.

Charity begins at home.

Ghar me diya jalakar mandir me jalaya jata hai.

Contentment is happiness.

Santosh hi param sukh hai.

Counsel is never out of date.

Salah har samay achi hoti hai.

Crust cows have short horns.

Kutte ki puch tedi hi rahti hai.

Cut your coat according to the cloth.

Jitni chadar ho utne hi pair pasarne chaiye.

Death defies doctor.

Maut ka koi ilaj nahi hota.

Diamond cuts diamond.

Loha lohe ko kat ta hai.

Dishonor is worse than death.

Apman ka jivan mritu se badtar hota hai.

Distant drums sounds sweet.

Dur ke dhol suhane hi hote hai.

Do evil and look for it.

Kar bura to ho bura.

Do good and cast it into the river.

Neki kar dariya me dal.

Drowning man catches at a straw.

Dubte ko tinke ka sahara hota hai.

Even death cannot be had for asking.

Muh mange maut bhi nahi milti.

Even walls have ears.

Diwaro ke bhi kan hote hai.

Every cock fights best on his dunghill.

Apni gali me to kutta bhi sher hota hai.

Every potter praises his own pot.

Apni dahi ko koi bhi khatta nahi kahta.

Everyone does his business best.

Jiska kam usi ko saje.

Everyone thinks his own geese swans.

Apna putra sabko pyara hota hai.

Everything looks yellow to a jaundices eye.

Sawan ke andhe ko hara hi hara soojhta hai.

Evil gotten evil spent.

Chori ka mal mori me.

Excess of everything is bad.

Ati har chij ki kharab hoti hai.

Experience is the mother of all knowledge.

Anubhav sampurn gyan ki janni hai.

Face to face the truth comes out

Muh par jhuth nahi bola ja sakta.

First deserve than desire

Pahle yogya bano fir icha karo

Forced labour is better than idleness

Bekari se begar bhali

Gold is the dust that blinds all eyes.

Sone ki chakachond ke age sab andhe.

Good health is above wealth.

Tandrusti paise se jyada achi hoti hai

Good marksmen may miss.

Ache ache bhi chuk jate hai.

Good mind, good find

Ap bhale to jag bhala

Grief is the cancer of heart.

Chinta chita saman hai.

Guilty conscience is ever suspicious.

Chor ki dadi me tinka

Handsome is that handsome does.

Acha wahi hota hai jo acha kam karta hai.

High wind blow on high hills

Bade logo ki badi bate.

His wits are gone a wool gathering.

Uski akal bhains charne gayi hai.

Hunger is the best sauce.

Bhukh me chane bhi badam

Hurry spoils curry

Utawala bahut bawla

In at one ear and out at the other is a good policy

Ek kan se suno or dusro se nikal do

It is hard to live in Rome and fight with the pope

Pani me rahkar magar se bair.

Its money that buys both sand and land

Bato se pate nahi bharta.

Killing two birds with one stone

Ek tir se do shikar

Lend and lose a friend

Udhar prem ki kainchi hai

Let sleeping dogs lie

Tataiyo ke chatte me hath nahi marna chaiye.

Life is worth bags of gold

Jan bachi or lakho paye

Like draws like

Chor chor mosare bhai

Man proposes, God disposes

Kam karna insan ka farz hai or poora karna bhagwan k

Many a little make a mickle

Boond boon karke ghada bharta hai

Misfortune never comes alone

Musibat kabhi akele nahi ati

Money begets money and penury begets penury

Paisa paise ko khichta hai or garibi, garibi ko

Much cry, little wool

Uchi dukan fika pakwan

Never feel shy to eat your meal.

Khane me sharam kaisi

No miles no meals

Bina kam ke dam nahi

Once hit, twice shy

Ek bura kam or ajivan sharam

One commits the stealth and another hath the scorn.

Kare koi bhare koi

One fish infects the whole water.

Ek machli pure talab ko ganda kar deti hai.

One flower makes no garland

Ek phool se mala nahi banti.

One post and one hundred candidates

Ek anar or so bimar

One today is better than two tomorrow.

No nakad na terah udhar

Out of the frying pan into the fire.

Asman se gira khajur me atka

Prevention is better than cure.

Ilaj se parhej acha

Pride has a fall

Ghamand ka sar neecha

Quick and well are not knit well

Jaldi ka kam shaitan ka.

Quit not certainty for hope.

Adhi chode sari ko dhyave.

Respect yourself and you will be respected.

Apni maryada apne hath

Riches have wings.

Laxmi chanchal hoti hai.

Rod it the remedy for fools

Lato ke bhut bato se nahi mante.

Rome was not built in a day

Safalta ek din me hasil nahi hoti.

Self praise is no recommendation.

Apne muh miya mithu banne se kuch nahi hota.

Slow and steady wins the race.

Dhima par lagatar chalne wala hi hamesh jitta hai

Something is better than nothing

Kuch na hone se kuch hona acha hota hai.

Steal a goose and give giblets.

Chori karke dan dena.

Strike the iron when it is hot.

Avsar ko kabhi mat gawao

The wearer best knows where the shoe pinches

Pahanne wale ko pata hota hai ki chubhta kaha hai.

To cast pearls before swine

Bandar kya jane adrak ka swad

To cry in the wilderness

Bhains ke age bin bajana

To make mountain of a mole hill.

Rayi ka phaar banana

To rob peter and pay Paul

Cow ko marker joota dan

Too many cooks spoil the broth.

Bahut se jogi math ujad

Too much courtesy too much craft.

Madhur bani, dagabajo ki nishani

Uninvited guest sits on thorns.

Bin bulaya mehman haiwan jaisa

Vows made in storm are forgotten in calm.

Dukh me sumiran sab kare, such me kare na koi

When character is lost, all is lost.

Charitra gaya to sab kuch gaya.

When I am dead, the world is dead.

Ap mare to jag parley.

Where there is a life, there is a hope.

Jab tak saans tab tak aas.

Where there is will, there is way.

Jaha chah waha rah

While in Rome, do as the Romans do

Jaisa desh waish bhesh

Whistling maid and crowning hen are neither fit for men and goods

Dhobi ka kutta na ghar ka na ghat ka

 

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