{Suresh 632} Proverbs

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{Suresh 632}   Proverbs
 कहावतें ( kahavatein )

Introduction: Some of the useful Proverbs in Hindi is being shared for the benefit
of Hindi learners, together with English transliteration and translation in English.
This will help improve vocabulary, pronunciation etc.
I have tried to explain them to best of my ability,wherever required.
A कहावतें (proverbs) (from the Latin proverbium), is a simple and concrete  saying popularly known and repeated, which expresses a truth, based on common sense or the practical experience of humanity. They are often  metaphorical. Almost every language has own proverbs. The study of proverbs is called: paremiology from Greek which dates back to Aristotle’s time. Paremiography, on the other hand, is the collection of proverbs.  I believe that a prominent proverb scholar in the United States is Wolfgang Mieder who has written or edited over 50 books on the subject.
अपनी पगड़ी ( turban) अपने हाथ
 -(Apnee pagade apney  haath ) –
Own turban in own hand- अपनी प्रतिष्टा ( respect) अपने ही हाथ होती है|
(Apnee pratishthaa panee hee haath hogee hai. ) – Self respect is in own hand.
आये थे हरी भजन को औटन लगे कपास ( cotton) –
( Aaaye they hari bhajan ko, autan lagey kapaas) – Came for hymn but started working
on cotton.  
 किसी बड़े काम करने के लिए आये थे परन्तु तुच्छ ( trivial) कार्य करने लगे|
(Kisee badey kaam karney ke liye aye they parantu tuchh kaary karney lagey. )
Came for doing some big job but started doing some trivial task.
आँचल पसारना  ( Aaanchal pasaarnaa ) – The edge of women’s saree  is called aanchal )
भिक्षा (alms) माँगना ( Bhikshaa maangnaa ): Asking for alms.
झंडा ( flag) गाड़ना ( Jhandaa  gaadnaa ) – installing a  flag
अधिकार स्थापित करना ( adhikaar sthapit karnaa) : Establishing the rights.
आकाश फट पड़ना – ( aakaash fat padnaa) – tearing of sky.:  
-अति (excessive) वृष्टि (rain )होना ( ati vrishti hona ) = Excessive rain
आँखों पर पर्दा पड़ना ( aankhon par padaa padnaa ) – curtain on the eyes:  असावधान (inattentive)
हो जाना (asaavdhaan ho jaana.) –
To become inattentive.
जैसा देश वैसा वेश बनाना | ( Jaisaa desh vaisaa vesh banaanaa). When you are in Rome, be Roman.
It means: स्थिति के अनुसार काम करना (Sthiti key anusaar kaam karnaa )-To work as per the situation.
गाँठ (knot) में बांधना:- ( gaanth mein bandhnaa) – Tie the knot अच्छी तरह से याद रखना
( achee tarah se yaad rakhnaa)-To remember very well.
आस्तीन ( sleeves) का सांप (snake) -( Aaasteen ka saansp) -snake in the sleeves :
कपटी मित्र (kaptee mitr) – pretentious friend.
उधेड़बुन ( worry) में लगना- ( udedh bun mein lagnaaa ) -चिंता- फ़िक्र करना :- ( chinta -fikr karnaa )
– To worry about.
चादर तानकर सोना ( Chaadar taankar sona.) – (To sleep outstretching the bedsheet.)= निश्चिन्त
हो जाना (nishchint ho jaana)_ Not to worry
आस्तीन चढ़ाना( aasteen chadhaanaa ): Rolling up of sleeves:  लड़ने के लिए तैयार रहना
(Ladney ke liye taiyaar rahnee)- Be prepared/ready to fight.
गठरी ( bundle)  मारना-( Gathree maarnaa) :To steal the bundle:  = माल चुरा लेना ( maal churaa lena)-
To steal the goods.
आस्तीन में सांप ( snake) पालना -( Aaasteen mein saanp paalnaa) – To rear snake in the sleeves:-
छिपे दुश्मन ( enemy) को सहारा  ( support) देना ( Chipe dushman ko sahaaraa denaa.)
– to support the hidden/unknown  enemy.
गधा ( donkey) खेत ( farm) खाए जुलाहा ( weaver) मारा जाये (Gadhaa khet khaaye, julaahaa maaraa jaaye. )-
The farm is graced (eaten) by the donkey but somebody else is beaten( weaver)
 – अपराध ( crime) कोई करे और दंड (punishment) किसी दूसरे को दिया जाये |
(Apraadh koyee karey aur dand kisee doosrey ko diya jaaye.) –
 The crime is done by someone but the punishment is given to other.
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