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Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by sosisi(f): 10:56pm On May 30, 2009
ehi n'amu nwa ka ikpu ya ha

literal meaning: the size of the calf is dependent on the size of the cow's vagina shocked shocked shocked

real meaning: One can only do what he's capable of and nothing more.

my hubby's best proverb
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by toshmann(m): 5:37pm On May 31, 2009
osisi ur hubby na wa ooo grin
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by rubi(f): 12:49am On Jun 01, 2009
Nmadu anaghi eji otu m ha aga n'mba
You don't go to a strange country or land with pride/arrogant you must humble yourself first
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by kuntagunit(m): 11:37am On Jun 01, 2009
Asokata eze anya ekpuru nkata n'ihu gwa ya okwu. if the fear of talking to a king is too much you cover your face with a basket and talk to him.

okirikiri ka ana agba ukwu ose, a naghi ari ya elu. You can only go around a pepper crop uyou canot climb it.

Ihe okenye no odi hu, nwata kwuru oto ogaghi ahu ya. what the elderly see sitting down a child can not see standing up
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by ifyalways(f): 2:48pm On Jun 01, 2009
@Topic,E gbue maka iwe, e nie maka isi.
if we kill cos we are angry,we'll bury cos of the stench
Meaning:Forgiveness is the best form of revenge.
Rubiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii  kiss kiss kiss kiss kiss kiss.
Kuntagunit,ndewo.I kara aka dede.  cheesy
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by youngies(m): 4:21pm On Jun 01, 2009
Agbusi gba ala, ya na onye aburu nwanne?
If the soldier ant stings the ground, who will be its neighbour?

Osisi ilu gi a di behuuge shocked

Ify o ngi nwe aka (thumbs up) cool

robby welcome back, were have u been?

Toshman biko ejim aha chineke ario gi hapu otele na ihe di n'ime ya aka
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by ifyalways(f): 6:05pm On Jun 02, 2009
Youngies ole ebe i si daputa? shocked cheesy
@Topic,Agadi nwanyi da ada nke mbu,da nke abuo na ato,o guo ihe o bu na ukpo onu.
when an old woman falls once,twice and thrice,she wud stop and count and rearrage whats shes carrying on her shoulders
Meaning:when u fail the same thing,once,twice and thrice,its high time u stop and check inwards for the solution.
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by youngies(m): 6:12pm On Jun 02, 2009
ifyalways:

Youngies ole ebe i si daputa? shocked cheesy

Ify odighi ihe ura mere anya grin
There is no way sleeping can hurt the eyes

Thanks for holding it down wink

Nkwa n'ile i kwerem odighikwa nkem huru
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by ifyalways(f): 6:28pm On Jun 02, 2009
heheeeee
I maghi na a bu m Politician?i ga na ele anya imezu nkwa m when am leaving office. cheesy
seriously,a gam eme something mgbe i na atughi anya.
@Topic,ura ga eju onye nwuru anwu afo.
The dead wud never complain of not getting enuff sleep,they are stuck with sleeping cheesy
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by rubi(f): 11:11pm On Jun 02, 2009
Mgberede ka eji ama dike

Ify dalu aja amula m gi taa
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by youngies(m): 12:17am On Jun 03, 2009
rubi:

Mgberede ka eji ama dike
Ify dalu aja amula m gi taa

@rubi

Mana o bu mberede nyiri dike cheesy
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by Sunnybobo3(m): 2:49pm On Jun 03, 2009
Be onye ujo k'ana ano ama atu be dike!
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by Sunnybobo3(m): 2:51pm On Jun 03, 2009
Nwoke n'ala nwanyi ajadu ju kwaa ihe gburu di ya
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by Sunnybobo3(m): 2:51pm On Jun 03, 2009
Agwo turu mbe turu okpokoro!
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by ifyalways(f): 1:34am On Jun 04, 2009
Sunny_bobo:

Nwoke n'ala nwanyi ajadu ju kwaa ihe gburu di ya
My all time favorite cheesy
Rubi,o ka amasim ma i na ajamu m mgbe dum wink
@Topic,agha a kara aka anaghi eri ngwuro.
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by youngies(m): 11:37am On Jun 05, 2009
ifyalways:

My all time favorite cheesy

A mara m na ihe di n'ukwu na adigi mma grin
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by ifyalways(f): 11:56am On Jun 05, 2009
hehe.imanu how far cheesy
@Topic,nwata huwa anya,o kwuwa onu.
when a child sees what hes not supposed to see,he wud say what hes not supposed to say.
a huwala m anya oooooooooooooooooo cheesy
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by Sunnybobo3(m): 12:48pm On Jun 05, 2009
Üdara dachiri üzö bu mpïwa na-agü ya.
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by Sunnybobo3(m): 1:41pm On Jun 05, 2009
Ekpere niile bere n'Amen
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by jantavanta(m): 2:35pm On Jun 05, 2009
I am enjoying this thread, even if I do not speak Igbo language. But please be generous enough to put
the english translations.

Thank You
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by ifyalways(f): 5:35pm On Jun 05, 2009
Sunny_bobo:

Üdara dachiri üzö bu mpïwa na-agü ya.
The cherry that fell on a footpath is begging to be eatenrofl
Sunny_bobo:

Ekpere niile bere n'Amen
all prayers endw ith Amen
sunny bobo biko,gbalie na etinye nkowa ma o bu ntapi ilu gi smiley
@Topic,nwata na agba egwu surugede matakwa na surugede bu egwu ndi nmuo.
The child dancing to "surugede beats" shld remember that "surugede" is the dance of the spirits
@jantavanta,we are glad u appreciate our thread. smiley
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by Sunnybobo3(m): 11:09pm On Jun 05, 2009
@ Ifyalways,

Ndigbo si na onye Igbo atuo lu ilu ma kowa ra ya, ego e ji nu nne ya,
Anyways, U are doing a good job interpreting. Kudos

@Topic

Anyughi anyu mere ike maka na afo koo, Ike eburu uta niile! grin
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by Sunnybobo3(m): 11:26pm On Jun 05, 2009
Agwo emeghi nke o jiri buru agwo, umuaka achiri ya hio nku".
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by Sunnybobo3(m): 11:27pm On Jun 05, 2009
"Nwanyi muta ite ofe mmiri mmiri, di ya amuta ipi utara aka were suru ofe".
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by sosisi(f): 11:36pm On Jun 05, 2009
jantavanta:

I am enjoying this thread, even if I do not speak Igbo language. But please be generous enough to put
the english translations.

Thank You

cool
Thanks
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by Sunnybobo3(m): 11:41pm On Jun 05, 2009
Onye si na ya anaghi ata anu nkita, ya arakwana mmiri ofe ya.
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by Sunnybobo3(m): 11:43pm On Jun 05, 2009
O nweghi ihe nwata rachakatara n'ike oku ka ose fugbuo ya.
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by Sunnybobo3(m): 11:53pm On Jun 05, 2009
A na-asi onye e ji ugwo na agaghi akwu ya ugwo e ji ya, onye e ji ugwo na-asi na e nye ya ewu ojii na ya agaghi ewe.
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by rubi(f): 2:57am On Jun 06, 2009
Asa ka sia akwa agadi nwanyi asa ta ya ihe ozo
If U untie an elderly woman cloth you will see a lot
If you dig very deep/too inquisitive about something the meaning or end product will be amazing
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by rubi(f): 2:59am On Jun 06, 2009
Nne n'atu Ilu a si ka anyi su kwa n' mango
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by jantavanta(m): 4:21am On Jun 06, 2009
I think the time is ripe for a website on Igbo proverbs that will classify them according to topic.
It will be open to contributors like in wikipedia.

In Ebira language, "orihi a a zu"; 'rain is falling' is similar to "miri ne zo";
'rain is falling'. I see an interconnection in Nigerian languages.

@rubi, How are these proverbs being passed on to the younger generation outside the country?
Re: Igbos come show your proverbs skills by Sunnybobo3(m): 12:02pm On Jun 06, 2009
Nwoke na eti nwunye ya ihe bu ihe o na eri ka o na awunye aja

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