Tsumo

Ndima yabatwa yasundika

Work started is already partially done.

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Chaza masikati charamba ndima, chaza usiku charamba hope

That which comes by day prevents weeding, that which comes by night prevents sleep.

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Chinokura usipo imombe, munda unokura nokuvandurirwa

What grows even in your absence is an ox, a field grows by being extended.

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Pagara murimi pagara mupopoti

Where there is a farmer, there is a grumbler.

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Kurima mazvuru mana hunge usina chawaona

If you weed four ant-hills it means you were not disturbed.

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Munda unotya nzira

The farming field is afraid of the road.

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Yaruma sei nzara hurudza kurarira hute?

How biting must the hunger be that even an expert farmer sleeps on wild plums?

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Isimba renhuta kukwara munda waisina kurima

The mole’s efforts are spent digging a field which it did not plough.

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Badza guru ipa murimi, kuripa simbe inovata naro

A big hoe is given to an industrious person - giving a lazy one, they will sleep with it.

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Dai yaive mbeu, yaidyarwa kumucheto kwemunda

If it were a seed, it would be sown at the edge of the field.

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Nyadzi dzinokunda rufu

Shame is worse than death.

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Rufu haruna ndanatsa

Death does not care if one is a good person

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Rufu runoita wegondo, rinotora nhiyo richisiya mai vachichema

Death is like an eagle which takes a chick leaving the mother hen mourning.

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Rufu haruwaridzirwi nhoo

For death, no mat is spread.

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Rufu haruna ishe

Death knows no chief.

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Chinokokwa rugare, rufu runozvikoka

It is wealth that is invited but death comes on its own accord.

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Kune chirema hakuna rufu

To the disabled, it is nothing like death.

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Mubayiro wezvivi rufu

The reward for wickedness is death.

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Chikomo chiremera chevari kure, vari pedyo vanotamba nacho

A hill is revered by those far away, those nearby play with it.

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Kudada kwavari mugomo kukumbira vari pasi mapfiwa; Kudada kwavari mugomo kukumbira tsvairo vari mungan’a

It is mockery/arrogance when mountain dwellers ask for hearth stones from these who live in the valley/plains. The arrogance of those on the hill is to ask those on the plain for straw-brooms.

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Chapfuura chapfuura, mvura haiyereri ichikwidza gomo

What has occurred has occurred, water does not flow up a mountain.

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Chikomo shata divi, rimwe ritambire pwere

Small hill, be hideous on one side so children can play on the other side.

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Kukwira gomo hupoterera

To climb a mountain you go round and around it. To climb a mountain successfully, one needs to meander up it

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N’anga haizvirapi

A healer cannot treat him or herself.

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Kupfupire n’anga hurapa

To pay the physician/healer means to provide the cure.

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N’anga nyoro inoodza maronda

A healer who is soft allows wounds to fester.

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Rufu haruna n’anga

Death has no healer/doctor.

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Ura mapako hunozvara mbavha nomuroyi

A womb is an indiscriminate container, it bears a thief and a witch.

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Muroyi haaroyi murume wake

A witch does not bewitch her husband.

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Muroyi ndishe

A witch is a chief.

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