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In this thread we take popular proverbs or sayings from our own

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In this thread we take popular proverbs or sayings from our own language and try to translate it to English.

I'll start with a couple of Finnish ones:

>"Kyllä routa porsaan kotiin ajaa"
"Yes the frozen ground will drive the pig home"

>"Kauhistuksen kanahäkki"
"Chicken cage of terror"

>"Oishan sitä vintillä leipää, mutta lapset söi rappuset."
"There is bread in the attic but the children ate the stairs"

More:
>It doesn't help to cry at the market
>Fits like a fist in the eye
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I like these
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>I sense owls in the moss

means that something is fishy


stems from the belief that murdered children that were put in the moss (swamp) would turn into owls
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>gledati kot tele v nova vrata
to look [at sth] like a calf at a new door

>klamfe srati
to shit railway spikes

>buče prodajati
to sell pumpkins

>žejnega čez vodo pripeljati
to ferry a thirsty man across water

>ne, pa če se na glavo postaviš!
not even if you stand on your head!

>bogu čas krasti
to steal god's time

>krompir imeti
to have potatoes

>iti rakom žvižgati
to go whistle to the crabs

>račune delati brez krčmarja
to write receipts without the barkeep

>zarečenega kruha se največ poje
bread promised to someone else gets eaten the most (the quickest)

can u guess what these popular metaphors mean (where applicable)?
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>mejor pajaro en mano que 100 volando
its better 1 bird in the hand, than 100 flying
>eso es pan para hoy, hambre para mañana
thats like bread for today, hunger for tomorrow
>si el rio suena, piedras trae
if the river make noise, stones bring
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'always a bigger nigger'
Either don't fight brown people or don't think you're tough
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>>53267111
>the belief that murdered children that were put in the moss (swamp) would turn into owls
wow, very creepy stori for kids
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>>53267143
>mejor pajaro en mano que 100 volando
bolje vrabec v roki kot dva na strehi (better a sparrow in your hand than two on the roof)

>si el rio suena, piedras trae
brez moke ni kruha ( there's no bread without flour = the reverse of your saying stated hypothetically)
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>>53266873
> chicken cage of terror
What is this supposed to mean/be used for?
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>Tässä on koira haudattuna.
The dog is buried here. (something's fishy)
>Konstit on monet, sanoi eukko, kun kissalla pöytää pyyhki.
Tricks are plenty, said a wench, when she swiped a table with a cat.
>Eteenpäin, sanoi mummo lumessa.
Onwards, exclaimed a granny in snow.
>ketunhäntä kainalossa
having foxes tail in armpit (dishonest)
>viedä saunan taakse
taking behind a sauna (to kill)
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>>53266873
>"Yes the frozen ground will drive the pig home"

Finns already have a saying about muslims?
wew
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>Apa trece, pietrele raman
Water passes, the stones remain.
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>>53267237
It's pretty much just alliteration, that can be used as soft exclamation.
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>>53266873
>Fits like a fist in the eye
I'm gonna use that in every language I speak
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>nekomu rebra prešteti
to count someone's ribs

>tresla se je gora, rodila se je miš
a mountain shook, a mouse was born

>[nekomu] sekira v med pasti
to have one's axe fall into honey

>ne kvari vina z vodo in ljubezni s poroko
don't spoil wine with water and love with marriage

>kdor veliko potuje, malo potká
he who travels much makes a bad guide

>roka še ni naredila otroka
a hand has yet to conceive a child
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>>53267561
>roka še ni naredila otroka
>a hand has yet to conceive a child

kek
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>>53267127
>>gledati kot tele v nova vrata
>to look [at sth] like a calf at a new door

Lol we have similar one. But with a sheep instead of a calf
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>>53266873
>"Jun jogi aye pani kanai chireko"
Whichever hermit may come, the ear is slashed.
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>>53267442
>Tristo kosmatih medvedov!
Three hundred hairy bears!, or
>Tristo kosmatih, kakšna scena!
Three hundred hairy ones, what a scene!
>Mater božja!
mother of god.jpg
>Matkurja!
mother of hens!
>Prmejduš!
By me soul!
>Naj me koklja brcne!
May a chicken kick me!
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>>53266873

>kad čeljad nije bjesna kuča nije tjesna

when the children arent raging the house isnt too small

>nezna se ko pije ko plača

not knowing who drinks and who pays

>tiha voda brege dere

silent water tears hills
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>Japanese policeman
Yaponski gorodovoi
expresses surprise, usually mildly negative

>Don't teach the dad to fuck
Ne uchi otsa ebatsa

respect the opinion of the more experienced person

>To show somebody where crayfishes spend the winter
Pokazat gde raki zimuyut

To give somebody a hard time
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>>53267127

>klamfe srati

hahahaha....

>srat kvake

to shit doorknobs

večina nam ih je skoro ista doduše
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>>53267877
>Pokazat gde raki zimuyut

Now I finally understand 'to go whistle to the crabs' (= to die). People were more in tune with nature's rhythm back then.

>>53267949
Res je, v tvojem postu sem od treh pregovorov prepoznal dva kot (tudi) naša.
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>>53267350
>The dog is buried here.
We say "to find where the dog is buried", means to get to the core of something (like of a problem or what started some event)
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>Finns det hjärterum finns det stjärterum.
"If there is heartroom, there is assroom."
Means "because we like you, we'll make room for you", especially for seating arrangements. Mostly used because it rhymes.
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The best helmsmen are on shore.

(It's easy to talk from the sidelines)
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The sun comes up for nothing.

(This is an answer people give when you ask if you can have something. A sunrise is the only thing you get for free in life. You have to pay for the rest)
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>"meggiu aveghe i braghi sguari e u cu interu che aveghe i braghi interi e u cu rottu"
"It's better to have your pants ripped but your ass whole than having whole pants and but your ass broken"
>"chi trabaja magna a paja, chi un fa nèn magna u fèn"
"Those who work eat straws, those that do nothing eat hay"
>"sciurbì e sciuscià un se pò"
"You can't suck and blow (at the same time)"
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>>53266873
>sunk like into an old person

For example, when chopping wood and there's a rotten log that gets split easily, you say this.
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>"Ta i för kung och fosterland."
lit. "take in for king and fostercountry", with "take in" meaning to gather (and use) a large amount of physical force and "fostercountry" being our most common term for father/motherland. As such, the expression means to use all the strength you have.

>Hur man än vänder sig har man ändan bak.
"No matter how you turn, your ass is to the back"
Some things you just can't change.
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>"Pau que nasce torto nunca se endireita"
Bent cock will never straigthen
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W imieniu moim i bliskich
jebać żydów wszystkich

On behalf of myself and loved ones
fuck all the Jews


Mamy tradycję
jebać policję

we have a tradition
fuck the police
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>Likes it like a madman loves porridge
Someone likes something/someone a lot
>Has a face like an elephant's cunt
Visibly upset/grumpy
>Has a dick on their forehead
Same as above
>Spins like a lingonberry in a cunt
>Ass first up a tree
Doing something in an unnecessarily complicated way
>Spring of cunts and late winter of dicks
An exclamation
>It won't be a child or a shit
It's not working out
>[Somebody] did a Russian
They fucked up.
>Face like a beast of prey's arse/face like a bat's arse
Really ugly.
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"vittujen kevät"
spring of cunts
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>Se koira älähtää johon kalikka kalahtaa
That dog äläht's to which kalig calaht's
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A quién madruga Dios le ayuda
>God helps those who awake early
A quien buen árbol se arrima, buena sombra le cobija
>Those who get closer to a good tree, get protected by a nice shadow.

Also this >>53267143
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