Danish ProverbsRating Mail
"Blind hens can find grain too"
Meaning - Some times also the unlikely candidate will succeed.
Note : English equivalent: Sometimes even a blind squirrel will find a nut.
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"He who laughs last, laughs best."
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"The one you chasten you love."
Meaning - If you are constantly teasing someone it is because you secretly love/like them.
Note : Interpretation: Sometimes the ones you love are the ones you treat the worst (ultimately because you want what is best for them)
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"There is no cow on the ice (as long as the tail is on land)."
Meaning - "There are no problems (as long as you have ensured the basics)"
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"One bird in the hand is better than ten on the roof."
Meaning - You should be grateful for the little you already have rather than envious of something that is beyond your reach.
Note : English equivalent: "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."
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"Everybody is the smith of his own happiness"
Meaning - Don't wait for luck. Create your own happiness.
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"Too many cooks spoil the meal."
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"From children and drunks will you hear the truth."
Meaning - Sometimes, ordinary people are too afraid or blind to see the truth.
Note : Possible Interpretation: Believe in the words of children and drunk people, who are not afraid (or aware) of the consequences of telling the truth.
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"The grass is always greener at the neighbour's." Or, loosely: "Your neighbour's grass is always greener."
Meaning - You always want what you can't have (even if what you do have is just as good).
Note : English equivalent: "The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence."
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"Don't cross the stream to get water."
Meaning - Easy does it
Note : English equivalent: "Don't carry coal to Newcastle"
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"The grass won't be burnt in the shadows during summer."
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"If and if my ass is pointy and full of marmalade."
Meaning - If there are too many unknowns in a statement, the chance of it being true is essentially zero.
Note : English equivalent: If pigs had wings...
English equivalent: On the twelfth day of Never.
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"He who takes no chances wins nothing."
Meaning - Without taking risks, you cannot achieve anything.
Note : English equivalent: "Nothing ventured nothing gained" or "Who dares wins."
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"Where there is action, there is waste."
Note : English equivalent: You cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs.
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"No roses without thorns"
Meaning - Nothing is perfect; everything, no matter how lovely, has at least a bit of a fault or downside.
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"Don't throw rocks if you live in a glass house."
Meaning - Don't criticize others for faults you have yourself (usually to an even larger degree).
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"The crow always calls its own name."
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"Don't cross the road when you can't find your way out of the kitchen."
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"Equal children play best."
Meaning - You should stick to your own social class.
Note : Possible Interpretation: You should compete with people at your own level.
Possible Interpretation: Do not match uneven things
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"'Almost' and 'nearly' do not throw a man from his horse."
Meaning - Sometimes 'almost' is not enough, eg. "I almost won the contract" (i.e. did not)
Although nearly "not-X", was still "X" in the end... or the converse.

Note : English Equivalent: "Close only counts in horseshoes and handgrenades"
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"Many small brooks make the river strong."
Meaning - If You save a little here and a little there, You will eventually get rich.
Be aware of aggregates (can also be a warning, i.e. towards going into debt)

Note : English equivalent: "Every little bit helps."
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"Necessity teaches the naked woman to spin (yarn)."
Meaning - You can if you must.
Note : English equivalent: Necessity is the mother of invention.
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Above the clouds, the sky is always blue
Meaning - Though you can't think of any good things at the moment, they're right behind the bad.
Note : English equivalent: "Every cloud has a silver lining"
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The operation was a success but the patient died
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Don't skin the bear before it's been shot.
Meaning - Don't think you have something, until you really got it.
Note : English equivalent: "Don't count your chickens before they hatch"
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"Don't judge a book by the cover."
Meaning - "Don't judge the dog by its fur."
Note : Possible Interpretation: Don't make assumptions about the character of a person based solely on their outward appearance.
Possible Interpretation: Be aware that not all important traits are easily observed (applies broadly to both physical and non-physical traits of fellow humans).
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"Don't sell the fur before shooting the bear."
Meaning - Don't be too ambitious. Having done something and planning to do it are two different things. Do things in the right order.
Note : Possible Interpretation: Is a warning against acting on hopeful predictions, i.e. don't spend your raise until it really is yours.
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"Do not hide your light under a bushel"
Meaning - Don't hide your talents.
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"Custom follow or country flee"
Note : English equivalent: "When in Rome do as the Romans"
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"Speaking is silver, silence is gold"
Meaning - Speaking is fine, but being silent can be of more value.
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"To pee in one's pants to stay warm"
Meaning - To engage in an action that seems beneficial in the short term but is foolish or detrimental in the long term.
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"Empty vessels make most noise/sound"
Meaning - "The ignorant make themselves known." (Empty head = loud mouth)
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"Lose and win in the same spirit"
Meaning - "Exercise Sportsmanship. Winning isn't everything"
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"It is the thief who thinks that all men steal."
Note : English equivalent: "The jaundiced eye sees all things yellow."
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"Without eating and drinking the hero is no good."
Meaning - "To achieve greatness also requires attention to the basics/mundane".
Note : Possible Interpretation: It should be taken literally. It is usually only used when talking about food (breaks).
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"It's good to be out (and about), but at home is best."
Meaning - Seeing different things (cultures) is good, but we still prefer our own way of life.
Note : Possible Interpretation: Can also be meant as a acknowledgement of you or someone else being homesick.
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"Honesty last longest"
Meaning - In the long term, honesty is the best policy
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"Practice makes master"
Note : English equivalent: "Practice makes perfect"
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