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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!

61. Habar fadhida legdin la fudud. Easier said than done.

62. Hadal calool baahan ma buuxsho. Fine words butter no parsnips.

63. Hadal daan la qabto ayuu leeyahay. A word spoken is past recalling.

64. Haddii kale. Or else.

65. Had iyo jeeraale ruux toosani ma jiro. No man is wise at all times.

66. Hadduusan qadhaadh jireen, miyaa la qiri lahaa malab? Who has never tasted bitter, knows not what is sweet.

67. Ha dhaafin, ha dhiteen oo dib haw dhigan hawl eegga ku dhawri! Procrastination is the thief of time.

68. Hadhuub caano daata, dabada ayaa la qabtaa. It is no use crying over spilt milk.

69. Hal aad nin ku baratay kaama luminnin. No great loss without some small gain.

70. Hawl aan laguu dirsannin dalaq ha soo orannin. / Hawl yeello. Mind one's own affairs.

71. Heddeedii / heddiisii baa gashay. One's time has come.

72. Huriweyto hooyada ikhtiraaca weeye. Necessity is the mother of invention.

73. Iga fog fadqalallo. Out of the woods.

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