A list of Proverbs about animals
- A proverb is xivuriso in Xitsonga.
- A proverb is a short pithy saying in general use, stating a general truth or piece of advice.
- The translation in english are directed and some are interpretations.
- The community is correcting the information on this page.
|Huma mhiri se ku nghena mamba||A python should leave for the black mamba to go in - To beat someone on something very important|
|I kwakwa ra sekwa mavonela ekule||The blessings of a duck is that it can see things which are far|
|I malebvu ya nghala||It is a lion's beard|
|I tihomu ta ka Sono ti gomolana exivaleni||Cattle fighting in a kraal ( A family is discussing family matters )|
|Ku tlula ka mhala swi letela n'wana wa le ndzeni||The way an impala jumps. It influences its unborn child. ( A child often takes after their mother )|
|Laha ku nga ni tinhongani ku borile xilo||Where there are flies there's a rotten thing|
|Mahlo ya kwahle ya tiva hi muyevuri||You don't know something until you experience it|
|Makondlo mabirhi a ya celi mbovo wun'we||Two rats cannot dig the same hole|
|Mavala ya mangwa i man'we||Stripes of a zebra are all the same ( Mintirho ya vavasati ya fana/ Women's deeds are normally the same)|
|Xikomu xo lomba axina ndzima||The strength of a crocodile is water ( Munhu u tiya hi loko a ri na va ka vona/ a person is stronger when his or her own people are around)|