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Somali-Maahmaahyo English

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Maahmaahyo Somali iyo ingiriis ah 

 

1. Aabayeelid li'ida goorta iyo goobta. Regardless of time and space.

2. Aadane gef lagama waayo. To err is human.

3. Aammusnaan waa oggolaansho barkeed. Silence gives consent.

4. Af daboolan waa dahab. Speech is silver, silence is gold.

5. Afkeennu waysu ammaan. Between you and me.

6. Akhri sadarrada dhexdooda. To read between the lines.

7. Ammin dumay dib uma soo laabto. Lost time is never found again.

8. Aqooni waa awood. Knowledge is power.

9. Aqoonla'aani waa iftiinla'aan. Learning is the eye of the mind.

10. Aragtida qaanuunka. The eyes of the law.

11. Awr hal waa loo tu'in karaa, ninse naag looma tu'in karo. Love cannot be compelled.

12. Ballandarro waa diindarro. A promise is a promise.

13. Baruur keliya baa baruuro qurmisa. One scabbed sheep infects the whole flock.

14. Baryaaye waa aadane, bixiyana Eebbe weeye. / Dadku waa dalbade, deeqfidiyahana Daa'inka weeye. / Talo maaha aadmigu Tuu uur jecleystee, Hadba waa Ilaahay Arrintuu hirgeliyaa. Man proposes but God disposes.

15. Beeni raad ma leh. Lies have short legs.

16. Beentaada hore runtaada dambe bay u daran tahay. A liar is not believed when he speaks the truth.

17. Bidaari sibiq bay kugu gashaa. Baldness comes up on you stealthily.

18. Budee inta birtu kulushahay. Strike while the iron is hot.

19. Caano uma kabbado. Make no scruple about smth

. 20. Cagta cagta u saar. Breathe down smb.'s neck.

21. Cagweynta ayaa gabyi. Money talks.

22. Calool dheregsani calool baahan kama naxdo. A man with a full belly thinks no one is hungry. / He that is warm thinks all so.

23. Cayaar carruureed. Child's play.

24. Cir kaa dheer, dhul kaa dheer. Between the devil and the deep blue sea.

25. Cunto-u-noole uun ha ahaannin, cunnadase ku noolaasho u quudo. Live not to eat, but eat to live.

26. Dabaggaalle timir gaariwaayay 'qadhaadhaa!' buu yiraahdaa. Sour grapes.

27. Daljirka Daahsoon. The Unknown Soldier.

28. Dantaa lagu ogaadaa naflaha, kii dir kuu xiga'e. / Baahida, dadka waad ku barataa. A Friend in need is a friend indeed.

29. Degdegsiinyo door ma dhaliso. More haste, less speed.

30. Diid ama ha diidin. Willy-nilly.

31. Dil waqtiga. Kill time.

32. Dux iyo dareen la'aan. A dry stick.

33. Dhagax qudha ku dil labo shimbirood. Kill two birds with one stone.

34. Dhammaan wixii dhalaala dheemman maaha. All is not gold that glitters.

35. Dhexdhexaadiye. Go-between

36. Dhex iyo dhexaad. Betwixt and between.

37. Dhibbaan eebo waa laga bogsadaa, dhaawaca carrabka aadanase lagama bogsado. One heals from a spear wound, but not from a wound from the human tongue.

38. Dhibla'aan dheefi ma timaaddo. He that will eat the kernel must crack the nut.

39. Dhurwaaga midka ciya iyo ka aammusa, ka ciya ayaa roon. Better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.

40. Eebbow iga badbaadi sharka saaxiibbaday; nacabkayga aniga ayaa iska difaacaya. God defend me from my friends; from my enemies I can defend myself.

41. Fadhi-ku-dirir. An armchair fighter.

42. Falka iyo iswaafaji fekerka. To practice what one preaches.

43. Faras-hadiyo foolkiisa lama feydo. Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

44. Fool-ka-fool. Face to face.

45. Fuley geesi hortii buu dhintaa. Cowards die many times before their deaths.

46. Fursad munaasabad. Await smb.'s convenience.

47. Fursadda ugu horreysa. At one's earliest convenience.

48. Gaalka dil, gartiisana sii. Give the devil his due.

49. Gacmo badan ayaa garabsiin hawl fududeeya. / Wadajir bay gacmuhu wax ku gooyaan. Many hands make light work.

50. Gacmo furan. With open arms.

51. Gacmo isweydaartay ayay galladi ka dhalataa. Friendship cannot stand always on one side.

52. Garaadyo laysu keenay ayay garasho ka dhalataa. Four eyes see more than two.

53. Garo naftaada. Know thyself.

54. Geel kolkii loo heeso, goroyo u hees. Speak a different language.

55. Geeriyi nin aanad garanayn iyo geeljire ayay ku wacan tahay. Death is a commonplace only when it happens to camel-herders and to people you don't know.

56. Gees lo'aad kulaylka ayaa lagu gooyaa. Make hay while the sun shines.

57. Gogol rag waa godob la'aan. A good conscience is a soft pillow.

58. Good iyo abeeso waxba isma doorshaan. Between two evils 'tis not worth choosing.

59. Guul ama geeri. Do or die.

60. Guulle haydin gargaaro! God bless you!

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