Tsumo

Chengeta muromo kudya kuri mberi

Restrain your mouth, food is coming later.

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Vakafa vakazorora

The dead are resting.

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Basa mangwanani

Work is done in the morning.

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Kupa kuturika

To give is to hang up.

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Pakukutu hapaurayi

A hard bed does not kill.

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Chisingaperi chinoshura

That which does not come to an end is like a bad omen.

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Zano marayiranwa / Zano vaviri

Ideas require two people. Ideas require mutual enlightenment.

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Mwoyochena unobayisa

A kind heart gets one killed.

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Kuwana ndimbuya

In order to marry a young lady, one cannot bypass her grandmother.

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Rudo ibofu

Love is blind

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Zviuya hazviwanani

Beautiful or kind people do not marry each other.

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Chinobhururka chinomhara; Chinobhururuka chinozoguma nokumhara pasi

That which flies ends up landing (on the ground)

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Ndomene haichemedze

What one seeks should not lead to tears.

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Chafamba chasvava

One who has travelled has wilted (faded)

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Mhosva hairovi

A court case never decays.

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Atswinya arwa; Ashunya arwa

One who has pinched has fought.

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Hapana mukuyu unovinga shiri; Mukuyu haunovinge shiri

A fig tree does not go to the birds.

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Zongororo hugonya haro, asi shungu rinadzo; Rwaivhi kufamba zvishoma asi shungu runadzo

Although a millipede coils, it is still grieved and full of desire to be in a better situation. Although a cameleon moves slowly, it is still grieved.

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Gunguwo kuseka zizi iwo muromo waro uchinge dende

The crow laughs at the owl's beak, yet its own is like a calabash

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Gudo kutya zvaro asi haribatirwi mwana

Though a baboon is fearful, it does not allow its young one to be touched.

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Kwave kutondomeka kubara kwamazizi

It’s just like squatting in the way owls bear chicks.

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Vatakadzidzisa kurunga mbeva, vorunga nemwena yadzo

Those we taught how to salt the field mice, now salt even the mice’s holes!

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Wamutsa chidembo ndechake

One who has awaken or agitated the skunk (or polecat) should take ownership of it

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Mbeva haicheri mwena usina mabudiro

A mouse will not dig a hole without an exit.

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Ndiniwo here ndakati mbira ngaishaye muswe? Ndiniwo here ndakati jedye (dafi) ngariteme muswe?

Surely, am I the one responsible for the rock-rabbit (dassie) not having a tail? Surely, am I the one who made the frog cut its tail?

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Zizi harina nyanga; Kungotya nyanga dzezizi nyamba manhenga

The owl does not have horns. To fear the horns of the owl, when in fact they are feathers.

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Pfini yenyoka, kungoruma icho isingadyi

The malice of the snake is to bite what it will not eat

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Kaseka urema hwokuti kamba haana makwati iko kainawo

One has laughed at the tortoise for not having a shell, yet it actually has.

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Dzvinyu kuzamba (kudzambira) zuva huona bako

For the lizard to bask in the sun there must be a cave in view

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Usapedzere tsvimbo kumakunguwo hanga dzichauya; Usapedzera tsvimbo kuna vanamakuwe idzo hanga dzichauya

Do not waste your sticks on crows when the guinea-fowls are yet to come; Do not use up sticks on go-away birds when the guinea-fowls are yet to come.

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