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Popular Proverbs in Urdu with English Translation Collection

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(Last Updated On: 03/01/2015)

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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Noor

Noor Mani is senior tech correspondent and renowned professional writer from Pakistani local Newspaper Weekly Multan. She is a P.E.C accredited Electronics Engineer and has wide vision over technology and local media industry scope. She is now a Managing Editor at Web.PK.
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