Popular Proverbs in Urdu with English Translation Collection

Popular Proverbs in Urdu with English Translation Collection: 

Famous Urdu Proverbs
Famous Urdu Proverbs

1. Aandha kya chahe Do Ankhen :  A wish coming true

2. Aankh ka aandha naam nayansukh:  Opposite Qualities of meaning of person’s name

3. Kahan raja bhoj aur kahan gangu teli: Big difference in status or class

4. Kisyani bili Khamba noche : To show anger after getting embarrassed

5. Chori ka maal mori mein : Money earned the wrong way will be taken away, would be lost

6.Chota maunh aur badi baat : to talk big without having a big position

7. jitna maunh utni batein : More mouths will have more talks

8. Behti ganga mein hath dhona : To use the available opportunity

9. Maan na maan main tera mehman : Getting involved without having

10. door ke dhol suhanay: The grass is always greener on the other side.

11- Ganga gaya gangadas jumuna gaya jumnadas: A person of no principles

12. Ghar ka bhedi lanka dhaye : Division is main reason for the damage

13. Chor k darhi men tinka : One is afraid of his/her crime

14. Hath kangan ko aarsi kya : Evidence does not need Proof

15. Dhobi ka kuta na ghar ka na ghat ka : A person try to be on two sides goes nowhere

16. Jesi karni waisi bharni :As you sow so shall you reap

17. Angoor khatte hain : Out of reach is not good

18.Bandar kya jaane adrak ka sawad: Casting pearls before swine

19. Dal mem kaala : More to it than meets the eye

20. Naach na janay aangan terha :A poor worker blames his tools

21. Jale par namak chirakna : Rubbing salt on one’s wound

22. Aaagay Kuwan peechay Khai : Between the devil and the deep sea

23. Jitni Iambi chadar ho utna  pair philana chahye : Cut your coat according to your cloth

24. Ab pachatae kya jab chirya chug gyi khet :No use crying over spilt milk

25. Anth bhala to sab bhala : All’s well that ends well

26. Taali ek haath se nahin bajti : It takes two to quarrel

27. Jahan chaah wahaan raha : Where there’s a will, there’s a way

28. Doodh ka jala chach bhi phook phook k peeta hai : Once bitten twice shy

29. jaisa dash, vaisa bhes : In Rome do as the Romans do

30. Ek myaan mein do talwaren nahi reh saktin : No man can serve two masters

31. Khotta chana baje ghana : Empty vessels make more noise

32. Oas chaatne se pyaas nahi bhujti : A fog cannot be dispelled by a fan

33. Chor chor, mosere bhal : Birds of same feather flock together

34. Kar bura to hoy bura : Do evil & look for like.

35. Apne mooh miyan mitho : Fool to others to himself a sage

36. aap bhalay to jag bhala : Good mind , good find

37. uski akal chame ko gar wrts are gone a woll gathering

38. Ek haath se tali nahi bajti :  It takes two to make a quarrel

39. Jo garajte  hai woh barasty nahi : Barking dogs seldom bite

40. Laalch buri bala hai : Avarice is root of all evils

41. Boye pada babool ke to aam kha sy hoye : Gather thistles & expect Pickles

42. Doobte ko tinke ka sahara : Drowning man catches at straw

43. lohe k chanay chabana : Hard nut to crack

44. jaisa Raja vaisi praja : As the king so are the subjects

45. Saanch ko aanch nahi : Pure gold does not fear the flame

46. Oonchl dukaan pheeka pakvan : Great cry little wool

47. Oont ke mooh mein Jeera : A drop in the Ocean

48. chaar din ki chandani fir andheri raat : A nine days wonder

49. Bhens ke aage been bajaana : Crying in wilderness

50. Neki kar dariya mein daal : Do good & cast in to the river

51. Loha lohe ko kaat ta hai : Diamonds cut diamonds

52. Andho mein kaane raja : A figure among cyphers

53. Neem hakeem khatre jaan : A little knowledge is a dangerous thing

54. Mukh mein Ram bagal mein choori : A wolf in lamb’s clothing

55. jaan hai tou Jahan hai : only if you are alive, things matter.

Popular Proverbs in Urdu with English Translation Collection
Popular Proverbs in Urdu with English Translation Collection

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  • Faraz Yar Khan on 20/07/2017

    I want ( sab ka dost kisi ka dost nahi ) PROVERB ………………

  • jamshidali khan on 01/06/2017

    samandar ko kozay ma band karnaa. plz translate it

  • Muzaqa on 20/05/2017

    Hi i am new lover of this page

  • Hannan Masood on 08/02/2017

    mujhy (wo wada hi kaya jo wafa ho jain) in english meaning main chayain

  • Aisha on 18/11/2016

    i need proverb urdu i to english.km bolna hikmat hy km khana sehat hy.

    • M.Siddiq on 17/03/2017

      speak less is wise and eat less benifits healths

  • Aisha on 18/11/2016

    plz help me.reply me now for some proverbs from urdu to english,like.1 Km bolna hikmat hy km khana seht hy

  • Aisha on 18/11/2016

    plz help me.reply me now for some proverbs from urdu to english,like. Km bolna hikmat hy km khana seht hy. 2; kisi b niki ko chota na smjo. 3 jo burai kare us k sath achai karo.

  • sartaj aziz on 10/11/2016

    harkat main barkat hy

    • Moazzam Nawaz on 22/02/2017

      Sartaj sir
      Harkat my barkat hai ki english ye hai
      In movement there is achievement.

  • Sadiq Shah on 09/11/2016

    Its a good forum for learning different things, I myself need translation of ” harkat mein barkat hay”.

  • HOORIA AFRIDI on 08/09/2016

    tell about harkat mein barkat hai in english

    • Mubeen Shareef on 28/06/2017

      @Hoora Afridi: You will not get a return unless you work hard.

  • arzoo on 12/08/2016

    Rassi JAL gai par bal ni gaya

    Khuda ganjy ko nakhun na dy

    Aik hi thali k chatty patty

    Pz give me ans of these proverbs in English

  • Wasi on 10/08/2016

    Sir Rs.227350 ka DD bnwana ha.plz proverb in English

  • samya on 30/07/2016

    Ek karela dusra neem chrah

  • Muatter on 16/06/2016

    please translate proverb sab ka dost kisi ka dost nahi in english

    • Rabia on 23/07/2016

      I also need its translation

    • Malik Muzaffar on 11/03/2017

      Friend to all is a friend to none.

  • Muhammad on 11/06/2016

    Need actual meaning in Urdu, pee Kay soo rahay gain.

  • Hasnain on 07/06/2016

    I want jaan k laly parhna

  • kashif on 25/05/2016

    i want mehnat mein azmat hei in english

  • kamran on 15/05/2016

    very nice site and info

  • Abdul Basit khan on 13/05/2016

    Dil ko dil sy ra hoti ha . Eng plz

    • Jamila on 20/09/2016

      Love begets love

  • Zulfiqar Jafri on 09/03/2016

    Need english proverb for " haathi ki daant khaane kay aur dekhaane kay aur"

    • Web.PK on 10/03/2016

      All that glitters is not gold

  • Naeem Ullah on 07/03/2016

    Really awesome

  • alia on 19/02/2016

    i want a proverb in english…aasmaan ka thoka munh par

    • Naveed on 10/07/2016

      He that blows into the dust fills his own eyes!

    • urf on 02/02/2017

      Raat gei BT gei ….
      Is k translation chaye in English

  • Iftikhar Ali on 08/01/2016

    I want a proverb for… Aqal takray kha kr seki jate hn

    • shahid on 15/03/2016

      experience is the best teacher

    • Sir shahid on 15/03/2016

      Experience is the best teacher.

  • Reshma on 29/11/2015

    AN apple a day keeps the doctor away meaning in urdu anyone can help me plz

  • shan on 22/11/2015

    I need a proverb jo mehant krta hai phal pata hai

  • shan on 22/11/2015

    I need proverb jo mehnat krta hai phal pata h

  • muhammad ali on 03/08/2015

    I need proverb maaf kardo aur bhool jao

    • shahid on 15/03/2016

      do good and forget

    • sir shahid on 15/03/2016

      do good and forget it

  • saqib on 25/06/2015

    do mallon mein murghi haram

  • Fatima on 06/06/2015

    I want the proverb in english ….harkat mai barkat hai

    • Violet pearl on 27/10/2015

      Business is the soul of life

  • Jess on 20/01/2015

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