Last modified on 5 August 2014, at 07:48

Karelian proverbs

Karelian is a language spoken in Karelia.

EEdit

  • Omas silmäs ei nävy ni parzi, a toizen silmäs nägyy toppu.
    • English equivalent: You see the splinter in another's eye but fail to see the beam in your own.
    • Paczolay, Gyula (1997). "20". European proverbs: in 55 languages, with equivalents in Arabic, Persian, Sanskrit, Chinese and Japanese. Veszprémi Nyomda. p. 131. ISBN 1-875943-44-7. 

HEdit

  • Hyvä zavoduš — puloi dielua.
    • English equivalent: Well begun, is half done.
    • "Starting properly ensures the speedy completion of a process. A – beginning is often blocked by one or more obstacles (potential barriers) the removal of which may ensure the smooth course of the process."
    • Source for meaning: Paczolay, Gyula (1997). "40". European proverbs: in 55 languages, with equivalents in Arabic, Persian, Sanskrit, Chinese and Japanese. Veszprémi Nyomda. p. 228. ISBN 1-875943-44-7. 

IEdit

  • Igä elä, igä opastu.
    • English equivalent: We are to learn as long as we live.
    • Paczolay, Gyula (1997). "31". European proverbs: in 55 languages, with equivalents in Arabic, Persian, Sanskrit, Chinese and Japanese. Veszprémi Nyomda. p. 182. ISBN 1-875943-44-7. 

KEdit

  • Ken ci työdy tie, sil ei syvvägi pie.
    • English equivalent: He that will not work, shall not eat.
    • "Nothing is given to you. Whatever you do, you've got to work for it and earn it."
    • Jack Charlton, British football manager. From his interview with Martyn Lewis, in his book, Reflections on Success (1997)"
    • Source for meaning: Paczolay, Gyula (1997). "47". European proverbs: in 55 languages, with equivalents in Arabic, Persian, Sanskrit, Chinese and Japanese. Veszprémi Nyomda. p. 256. ISBN 1-875943-44-7. 
  • Korval kuule, toizel työnnä.
    • English equivalent: Advice most needed are the least heeded.
    • "For various reasons a good advice or a genuine warning is often disregarded or considered of no importance."
    • Source for meaning and proverb: Paczolay, Gyula (1997). "30". European proverbs: in 55 languages, with equivalents in Arabic, Persian, Sanskrit, Chinese and Japanese. Veszprémi Nyomda. p. 179. ISBN 1-875943-44-7. 
  • Kun kissa kois ei olega, hiiril on välja.
    • English equivalent: If the cat is away, the mice play.
    • "In the absence of the person in authority those under his control will often neglect the duties/rules imposed on them."
    • Source for meaning and proverbs: Paczolay, Gyula (1997). "17". European proverbs: in 55 languages, with equivalents in Arabic, Persian, Sanskrit, Chinese and Japanese. Veszprémi Nyomda. p. 114. ISBN 1-875943-44-7. 
  • Kiäppü kuwzes päi ei лoitakse kirbou.
    • English equivalent: The apple does not fall far from the tree.
    • "Children observe daily and — in their behaviour — often follow the example of their parents."
    • Source for meaning: Paczolay, Gyula (1997). "48". European proverbs: in 55 languages, with equivalents in Arabic, Persian, Sanskrit, Chinese and Japanese. Veszprémi Nyomda. p. 259. ISBN 1-875943-44-7. 

MEdit

  • Millane msumo, moine i tytär.
    • English equivalent: Like mother, like daughter.
    • "Daughters may look and behave like their mothers. This is due to inheritance and the example observed closely and daily."
    • Source for meaning: Paczolay, Gyula (1997). "21". European proverbs: in 55 languages, with equivalents in Arabic, Persian, Sanskrit, Chinese and Japanese. Veszprémi Nyomda. p. 137. ISBN 1-875943-44-7. 
  • Millane tuatto, moine i piogu.
    • English equivalent: Like father, like son.
    • "Sons may look and behave like their fathers. This is due to inheritance and the example observed closely and daily."
    • Source for meaning: Paczolay, Gyula (1997). "28". European proverbs: in 55 languages, with equivalents in Arabic, Persian, Sanskrit, Chinese and Japanese. Veszprémi Nyomda. p. 170. ISBN 1-875943-44-7. 
  • Mägi mägenke ei yhty yhtei, a ŕištšikanz ŕištšikanzanke yhtyu'.
    • English equivalent: A mountain never meets a mountain, but a man meets a man.
    • "There are some things/events that are impossible, like an encounter of mountains, but there is always a chance for people to meet. or Once can always find a possibility for revenge."
    • Paczolay, Gyula (1997). "37". European proverbs: in 55 languages, with equivalents in Arabic, Persian, Sanskrit, Chinese and Japanese. Veszprémi Nyomda. p. 213. ISBN 1-875943-44-7. 

VEdit

  • Vierevä kivi ei jäkälly.
    • English equivalent: A rolling stone gathers no moss.
    • "The unsettled person does not prosper."
    • Paczolay, Gyula (1997). "14". European proverbs: in 55 languages, with equivalents in Arabic, Persian, Sanskrit, Chinese and Japanese. Veszprémi Nyomda. p. 100. ISBN 1-875943-44-7. 

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