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Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills - (Part 2) by ifyalways(f): 10:32pm On Dec 22, 2012
Mmiri mara Ugo a sago Ugo ahu.

E zuko ka aha eri udele, a totue ngiga.

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Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills - (Part 2) by Eze Promoe: 10:43pm On Dec 22, 2012
*subscribing*
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills - (Part 2) by odumchi: 4:38am On Dec 23, 2012
"Kamavu I ma emejo Ekpe odo gi gbavuo nnaa" - rather than offending Ekpe [authority] and worsening your case, just stay quiet.
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills - (Part 2) by NRI PRIEST(m): 5:43am On Dec 23, 2012
I kicked some a..ss on this thread....

Igbo sili na uzo di mma agaa ya ugbolo abuo...nwayo nwayo bu ije agu!
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills - (Part 2) by NRI PRIEST(m): 5:51am On Dec 23, 2012
ifyalways: Mmiri mara Ugo a sago Ugo ahu.

E zuko ka aha eri udele, a totue ngiga.

Eeeyi....Agbalu aka na azo ani,onye ji ji ana akonye na ana....gbuo dike,gbuo dike ma mbosi ogu achoba dike....mmili malu ugo na asa ugo aru....soso mba ka ana abalu agu mana onye fulu agu ga agba oso....Nwa si Idenmili kenelu unu rinne....Umu-Igbo ga adilili!
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills - (Part 2) by Nobody: 4:13pm On Dec 24, 2012
no offence but cant we get some translated ones please? smiley
i want to compare them to caribbean proverbs.
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills - (Part 2) by Eze Promoe: 6:01pm On Dec 24, 2012
Proverb
Translation
Meaning

Anaghi ano otu ebe ekiri mmanwu
You don't stand at a spot watching a masqurade
Don't expect every responsibility to be easy to handle.



Onye aghugho nwua, onye aghugho elie ya
Cunny man die, cunny man bury am
Whatever one sows in life, he shall reap after death.



Onye na-egbu opi na-ehicha imi
A trumpeter wipes his nose
He who works must rest


N'akuku ka e si aracha ofe di oku
Hot soup is been licked from the side of the pot.
Difficulty are being handled stage by stage.

More coming.......
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills - (Part 2) by achi4u(m): 2:03pm On Dec 26, 2012
umuigbo ekele m unu o!

ha! threadia ala m n'inyi!

Anyway,

O ka eletacha ka mgbo ji atu enwe n'isi.
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills - (Part 2) by NRI PRIEST(m): 5:42am On Dec 28, 2012
Igbo mma mma nu!
I ma na asili na adi eje be onu gbalu aka okwu.
Abusi gbaa ana omulu ako.
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills - (Part 2) by Sealeddeal: 3:14pm On Dec 28, 2012
1) E jide ji n'aka,e were sawa ndị mmụọ okwu.(ọ bụ onye nwee ihe ọ ga-eji mee ihe,o werechetawa maka ihe omume dịịri ya.)
2)Nwatakiri nodebere okenye nso enwetaghi ibegiri ojị,o nweta anụ kpọrọ nkụ.
3)A chọwa ahụ anaghị akọ n'akpa dibịa.
4)Aka kpara eze udele,o kwuo ndị mmụọ chiri ya ọzọ.
5)Aturụ na-aro nrọ ebe o yị akpụkpọ agụ bụ nrọ ọnwụ ya.
6) utara anaghị ada n'ala ghara imetụ aja.
7)Ọ bụ ire ọma ka ejula ji aga n'ogwu.
coolỌkụkọ chiri ụmụ,o chiri ekwurekwu.
9)Okokporo sịrị ka achobara ya nwaanyị nke ta-nke echi,ọ bụ ya na onye bibu kemgbe?
10)Onye ọ nyirị n'ojije,o gaghi anyị ya n'olila.
11)Nwata tichaa akị tufuo mkpume,agụụ guwa ya ọ chọwa mkpume.
12)Nwaanyị na-eche ka dị weta ka di weta mgbe ọ bụla na-etinye ite ọkpọ n'ọkụ.
13)Ụkwa ruo oge ya,ọ daa.
14)Nwa aturụ na-anyule ọdụ ya,ọ sị na ọ na-anyule obi onye nwe ya.
15)Ọkụkọ nọ n'ohịa mana anụ ya agwụla.
16)Onye achọghị ka akpọọ ya ohu emekwala ka ohu.
17)Nkịtị agbara onye iro abughị mmeri.
18)Enwe na-ekwu n'ọdụ ya etoghị eto,dinta were chabiri ya nke dị adị.
19)Ngwere nọkarịa n'agụ(ohịa),ọ ghorọ aghu.
20)Ụtụtụ emeghị ngwangwa,ehihie eburu ya ụzọ.
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills - (Part 2) by chichi444: 11:13am On May 05, 2013
Ndi Igbo siri na achowa mma-ekwu, ekuo ihe eriri!
ha wee sikwazie nwata na agba egwu usurugada amaghi na egwu usurugada bu egwu ndi mmuo!
Ilu bu mmanu ndi Igbo ji eri okwu! ya mere onye atulu ilu ma kowakwara ya bu ilu, ego eji luta nne ya bu ihe efu!
Onye obula ji ire guo eze ya ogu!
Igbo ndi oma! otua ka oha m n'onu! ndeewo nu!
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills - (Part 2) by aniiii(f): 8:33pm On May 05, 2013
wan ta na mela a li o wan ta na mela

wan tana me la a li o wan tana mela cool
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills - (Part 2) by Sealeddeal: 8:54pm On May 05, 2013
aniiii: wan ta na mela a li o wan ta na mela

wan tana me la a li o wan tana mela cool
o bu gini bu nkea?
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills - (Part 2) by odumchi: 8:55pm On May 05, 2013
Sealeddeal: o bu gini bu nkea?

Ihe ahu yiri asusu ndi Awusa.
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills - (Part 2) by Andre Uweh(m): 12:53am On Jan 13
Agadị nwanyị na eche ka osi eri une, une na eche ka osi awụ ya afọ.
As you plan to attack your enemy, your enemy in turn is planning for you.
As old woman is planning to eat a shrub, the shrub is planning to run her stomach.
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills - (Part 2) by Odenigbo Aroli(m): 2:34am On Jan 13
Umu-Igbo,okwulu ona aka onye koo ya ?
Aya eji ujo daalu enwe na enu ?
Ikpe ona ama nwa Nze ebe nnia no na ogbo okwu ?

Ekene kwaa m' unu rinne.
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills - (Part 2) by ChinenyeN(m): 4:43am On Jan 13
From the Ngwa vault...

"Gbata ngu gbata ngu!" mbu nama l'ahu.
"More sause, more sause!" is all on the cow's body.
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills - (Part 2) by Odenigbo Aroli(m): 7:57am On Jan 13
Nwokem,ifea idee kitaa obu Igbo
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills - (Part 2) by Red Eboe: 5:50pm On Jan 13
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Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills - (Part 2) by Odinaka00(m): 7:56pm On Jan 13
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Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills - (Part 2) by ChinenyeN(m): 8:52pm On Jan 13
Odenigbo Aroli: Nwokem,ifea idee kitaa obu Igbo
Ge? undecided
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills - (Part 2) by odumchi: 6:25am On Jan 14
Odenigbo Aroli: Nwokem,ifea idee kitaa obu Igbo

O sulara inyi n'avo ovuru a?

ChinenyeN: From the Ngwa vault...
"Gbata ngu gbata ngu!" mbu nama l'ahu.
"More sause, more sause!" is all on the cow's body.

I thought cow in Ngwa was 'ehi'?
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills - (Part 2) by Odenigbo Aroli(m): 9:46am On Jan 14
grin grin....Nwa Ngwa afu na akpa m' amu....Kedu ka iya esi na ede ife soso gi na aghota. Ibu alo!
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills - (Part 2) by ChinenyeN(m): 8:13pm On Jan 14
odumchi: I thought cow in Ngwa was 'ehi'?
You're correct. Ehi (ehni) is our word for cow, but we conventionally use nama when we want to say the proverb.
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills - (Part 2) by ChinenyeN(m): 8:46pm On Jan 14
Odenigbo Aroli: grin grin....Nwa Ngwa afu na akpa m' amu....Kedu ka iya esi na ede ife soso gi na aghota. Ibu alo!
Ge nkpa gh nunu? smiley lol Let me stop. Amarna a hara mbu ndhuju (another proverb).
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills - (Part 2) by Andre Uweh(m): 10:21pm On Jan 14
Anaghị agwa onye tara odudu sịị ya ṅụọ mmịri, ma na ọgbakụrụ ya.
You don't inform someone who ate a local bean to drink some water unless he chokes.
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills - (Part 2) by ChinenyeN(m): 11:51pm On Jan 14
Another one from the Ngwa vault (incidentally, one of my favorites)..

Kpim kpim kpim! mbu onye ukwuu l'ahu.
Pinch, scratch, bump! is all on the big man's body.
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills - (Part 2) by Radoillo II(m): 2:08am On Jan 15
Awka saying: "Onye anu Ajaghija elutulo aka, o shi na o anu aja aja."

The play on "Ajaghija" and "aja aja" will be lost in translation.

Rough translation: "The commoner who cannot share in the meat of nobles (Ajaghija) dismisses it as sand-ridden meat (anu aja aja).

(We tell ourselves that the things we can't afford are worthless...just to make ourselves feel better. grin )

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Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills - (Part 2) by Odenigbo Aroli(m): 3:30am On Jan 15
ChinenyeN:
Ge nkpa gh nunu? smiley lol Let me stop. Amarna a hara mbu ndhuju (another proverb).

Nwokem,itaa akwu kaa obu ka eze yi di ? I na agba oso achini aka enu iya ekobie na enu?

Translation: Is this your true self or is it and accident.
2. Why hasten to do a task when you can equally do so gradually.
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills - (Part 2) by ChinenyeN(m): 5:00am On Jan 15
Lol I had a good proverb (the gbata ngu proverb) that really reflected my experience on that day, and I felt like sharing it, complete with translation. Now this guy is here asking about true self. Ge nvu ke? Can we not share proverbs here in merriment anymore? Anyway, I guess its like my mother used to say; onye ntara akara ngasi ikwu ugwo.

Moving on.. More from the Ngwa vault.

Nwantakala uka ju avo
Little by little disputation fills the avo basket
...if you catch my drift wink grin
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills - (Part 2) by odumchi: 6:32am On Jan 15
Let me not be the odd man out. Some Aro proverbs...

Mgbe odo bu eze
Meaning: There's always tomorrow.

Nwa Aro anaghi asi nwa Aro ibe e guma Ibini Ukpabi juru aga o mere.
Meaning: You can't beat an Aro man in his own game.

Nmadi taa m aru n'isi n'asoghi agbisi, mo mu ataa e aru n'ike n'asoghi nsi
Meaning: Do me as I do you.

Nwa Aro icho, mkpa ola icho.
Meaning: An Aro doesn't stray from the path of righteousness because of money.

I'll be back with some more...

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Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills - (Part 2) by odumchi: 6:35am On Jan 15
ChinenyeN:
You're correct. Ehi (ehni) is our word for cow, but we conventionally use nama when we want to say the proverb.

Oh ok.

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