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.
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|Fuwa hlolwa u tsema ndleve||When you domesticate a wild dog you must cut its ear|
|Huma mhiri se ku nghena mamba||A python should leave for the black mamba to go in|
|I kwakwa ra sekwa ma vonela e kule||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|
|Ku tlula ka mhala swi letela n'wana wa le ndzeni||The way an impala jumps influences its unborn child|
|Laha ku nga ni tinhongani ku borile xilo||Where there are flies there's something rotten|
|Loko u tsundzuka mhelembe khandziya nsinya||When you think of a rhino immediately climb a tree|
|Mahlo ya kwahle ya tiva hi muyevuri||The eyes of lizard are only seen by the hunter who kills it|
|Makondlo ma mbirhi a ya celi mbovo wun'we||Two rats cannot dig the same hole|
|Masiku i tinguluve||Days are pigs|
|Mavala ya mangwa i man'we||Stripes of a zebra are the same|
|Maxinjani a xi khani ka mbirhi||A squirrel cannot cross your path twice|
|Mbita ya vovo yi dlele tingengendza||A person who is always sick tends to live longer than those who are more often in good health|
|Mbyana leyi hanyaka yi tlula nghala leyi feke||A living dog is better than a dead lion|
|Mfenhe a yi tivoni makovo||A baboon can't see if he's ugly|
|Mhuti yo tlulatlula Mangulwe u ta yi khoma||An antelope which is jumping next to a dog named Mangulwe will be caught|
|N'wana wa mfenhe a nga tsandziwi hi rhavi||The child of baboon does not fail a branch|
|Nghala yi vomba exihlahleni||A lion roars in the bush|
|Ngwenya kelenge xivutla ni mindzeko||A crocodile which is troubling people going to get water at the river for fun|
|Timhisi ta mikoka yi mbirhi yin'we yi phatluka nyonga||When a pack hyenas have 2 trails one hyena will break its leg|