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Urdu Proverbs Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Uncategorized

In a series of blogs this month I’ll be highlighting famous Urdu proverbs with their English translation and transliteration.

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Urdu

اندھا کیا چاہے دو آنکھیں

Roman Urdu

Andha Kiya Chahay doo Ankhan.

English

A wish coming True.

Urdu

آنکھ کا اندھا نام نین سکھ

Roman Urdu

Aankh ka Andha Naam Naeen-Sokh

English

Opposite qualities of meaning of person’s name.

Urdu

کہاں راجہ بھوج کہاں گنگوتیلی

Roman Urdu

Kahan Raja Bojh kahan Gangotli.

English

Big difference in status or Class.

Urdu

کھسیانی بلی کھمبا نوچے

Roman Urdu

Khasyani Billi Kahmba Nochay

English

To show anger after getting embarrassed.

Urdu

چوری کا مال موری میں

Roman Urdu

Chori ka maal mori maen

English

Money earned the wrong way will be taken away, would be lost.

Urdu

چھوٹا منہ بڑی بات

Roman Urdu

Chota moun bari baat.

English

To talk big without having a big position.

Urdu

جتنے منہ اتنی باتیں

Roman Urdu

Jitnay moun utni Baaten

English

More mouths will have more talks.

Urdu

بہتی گنگا میں ہاتھ دھونا

Roman Urdu

Bahti Ganga maen Hath dohna.

English

To use the available opportunity.

Urdu

مان نہ مان میں تیرا مہمان

Roman Urdu

Maan na maan maen tera mahmaan

English

Getting involved without having.

Urdu

دور کے ڈھول سُہانے

Roman Urdu

Door k Dhol Sohanay.

English

The grass is always greener on the other side.

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About the Author:Nauman

I was born and raised in Pakistan and moved to the United States in 2004. I love writing about the Urdu language highlighting the peculiarities about the cultural, traditions, social events, places and personalities in Pakistan.


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