Bengali ProverbsRating Mail
To dig one's own grave/To shoot oneself in the foot.
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(10 Votes)
Think before acting, don't act before thinking.
Note : English Equivalent: Look before you leap.
4.5
(3 Votes)
Eyes are the mirror of mind.
4
(3 Votes)
Songs of Shiva while husking rice.
Meaning - Saying something totally irrelevant to the present occasion.
3
(3 Votes)
He who mixes with bad company becomes bad.
Note : English Equivalent: Spoiled apples spoil the good ones.
4
(2 Votes)
(There's) a tiger on the land, (and) a crocodile in the water.
Note : English equivalent: Between a rock and a hard place.
3.5
(2 Votes)
Don't call me for no reason.
3.5
(2 Votes)
Blame everything on Nondo Ghosh.
Note : English Equivalent: Whatever I do you blame on me.
3.5
(2 Votes)
A small fry bustles in shallow water.
Note : English equivalent: An empty vessel sounds much.
3
(2 Votes)
Scattering pearls in a forest of reeds.
Note : English equivalent: Pearls before swine.
5
(1 Votes)
Using a thorn to remove a thorn.
5
(1 Votes)
As the act so the result.
Meaning - As you sow so you reap.
5
(1 Votes)
Kings war with one another; the ulu reed loses its life.
Meaning - While the kings make war, the civilians die.
5
(1 Votes)
The different path of the one-eyed cow.
Meaning - The fool strays from the safe path.
5
(1 Votes)
One's harvest month, is another's complete devastation.
5
(1 Votes)
In twelve months, thirteen festivals.
Meaning - A superabundance of occasions for celebrations.
5
(1 Votes)
The Brahmin left the house so put away the plough
Note : English Equivalent: The cat's away, the mice will play.
5
(1 Votes)
People approach people without prior knowledge; it is in the quality of one's character that a person remains in everyone's eyes.
5
(1 Votes)
Time flows along like the river's current.
Note : English Equivalent: Time is money.
5
(1 Votes)
The boat of affection ascends mountains.
5
(1 Votes)
A one-eyed uncle is better than no uncle.
Note : English Equivalent: Something is better than nothing.
5
(1 Votes)
With too many ascetics, the gajon festival is ruined.
Note : English Equivalent: Too many cooks spoil the broth.
5
(1 Votes)
If a fish of little water moves to a lot of water, that fish will jump around a lot.
Meaning - One will always stand out if they move to a place to which they don't belong.
5
(1 Votes)
Being unnecessarily flashy is pointless.
5
(1 Votes)
Covering fish with greens.
Note : English Equivalent: To try to hush something up, when it already known to many.
5
(1 Votes)
Morning
Meaning - Morning shows the day.
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(1 Votes)
In greed is sin, in sin is death.
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(1 Votes)
[King Ravana's] excessive vanity was Lanka's fall.
Meaning - Pride will have a fall.
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(1 Votes)
Don't grow too high lest a storm makes you tumble down.
Meaning - Pride will have a fall.
1
(1 Votes)
Half truth is more frightening than falsehood.
1
(1 Votes)
The dustbin's dropping never goes to heaven.
Meaning - An ignoble person can never continue in a noble company.
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(1 Votes)


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