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Top 10 Proverbs in Hindi Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Hindi Language

Let me show you today some top 10 proverbs (लोकोक्ति – Lokokti) in Hindi.

These are the common proverbs that we use quite often in our daily conversations.

1. आम के आम गुडलियों के दाम (Aam ke aam gudhaliyon ke dam) – Double benefit.

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

3. मान ना मान मैं तेरा मेहमान (maan na maan main tera mehman) – Getting involved without having any relation to a person or matter.

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

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

6. उल्टा चोर कोतवाल को डांटे (Ulta chor kotwal ko dante) – the guilty scolding the innocent.

7. कहीं धूप कही छाया (Kahi dhup kahi chaya) – strange variation.

8. खोदा पहाड़ निकली चुन्हिया (khoda pahad nikali chunhiya) – infinitesimal result after much effort.

9. ऊँची दुकान फीका पकवान (Unchi dukan phika pakwan) – only superficial good.

10. एक ही थाली के चट्टे-बट्टे (ek hi thali ke chatte batte) – belonging to same group/attributes.

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About the Author: Nitin Kumar

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.