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Proverbs in Hindi – II Posted by on Nov 28, 2011 in Hindi Language

Today, let me show you more of common proverbs that we use quite often in our daily conversations

1. अंधा क्या चाहे दो आँखें (Aandha kya chahe do aankhein) – A wish coming true

2. आँख का अंधा नाम नयनसुख (Aankh ka aandha naam nayanshukh) – Opposite qualities of meaning of person’s name

3. कहा राजा भोज कहा गंगू तेली (Kaha raja bhoj aur kaha gangu teli) – Big difference in status or class

4. खिसयानी बिल्ली खम्बा नोचे (Kisyani billi khamba noche) – to show anger after getting embarrassed

5. चोरी का मॉल मोरी में (Chori ka maal mori mein) – Money earned the wrong way will be taken away, would be lost

6. छोटा मुँह और बड़ी बात (Chota maunh aur badi baat) – to talk big without having a big position

7. जितने मुँह उतनी बातें (Jitne maunh utni batein) – More mouths will have more talks

8. बहती गंगा में हाथ धोना (Behti ganga mein hath dhona) – to use the available opportunity

9. मान ना मान मैं तेरा मेहमान (maan na maan main tera mehman) – Getting involved without having reason

10. दूर के ढोल सुहावने (Door ke dhol suhavane) –  The grass is always greener on the other side.

11. गंगा गए गंगादास जमुना गए जमुनादास (Ganga gaye gangadas jamuna gaye jamunadas) – A person of no principles

12. घर का भेदी लंका ढाए (Ghar ka bhedi lanka dhaye) – Division is main reason for the damage (family, partnership etc)

13. चोर की दाढ़ी में तिनका (Chor ki dadhi mein tinka) – One is afraid of his/her crime

14. हाथ कंगन को आरसी क्या (Hath kangan ko aarsi kya) – Evidence does not need proof

15. धोबी का कुत्ता घर का ना घाट का (Dhobi ka kutta na ghar ka na ghat ka) – A person, who try to be on two sides goes nowhere

16. जैसी करनी वैसी भरनी (Jesi karni wesi bharni) – As you sow so shall you reap

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Nitin Kumar is a native Hindi speaker from New Delhi, India. His education qualification include Masters in Robotics and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. Currently, he is working in the Research and Development in Robotics in Germany. He is avid language learner with varied level of proficiency in English, German, Spanish, and Japanese. He wish to learn French one day. His passion for languages motivated him to share his mother tongue, Hindi, and culture and traditions associated with its speakers. He has been working with Transparent Language since 2010 and has written over 430 blogs on various topics on Hindi language and India, its culture and traditions. He is also the Administrator for Hindi Facebook page which has a community of over 330,000 members.


  1. S Rao:

    Examples of muhavrey use would’ve been useful.

  2. jayati:

    ulta chore cothwale co dhata

    • Varinder:

      @jayati The thief is cursing the cop

  3. Chaithanya madoori:

    Muhavrey achhe hain. kuch adheek shyamil hona cchahiye (the proverbs are good. It is better to include some more.)

  4. suyog kalani:

    Above all proverb are good, sensible and meaningfull.

    the only suggestion to you is that please increse the number of proverb.

  5. jessica:

    Plz include more proverbs…

  6. Chang Dostal:

    Excellent source of information. Thank you!!!!