Tsumo

Mwana wengwe mwana wengwe kuona chikara haatizi

A leopard's cub is a leopard's cub, it does not flee at the sight of a wild beast.

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Uswa hwenyati (hwembizi) ndohuri mudumbu, huri pamuromo inofa nahwo

The grass of the buffalo (or Zebra) is in its belly, as for the grass on its mouth, it may die with it there.

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Chinoziva ivhu kuti mwana wembeva anorwara; Matsari ndivo anoziva kuti mwana wembewa anorwara

Only the surrounding soil knows that the baby field mouse (pinky or pup) is sick; The Mice’s grass lining to the nest is the only thing that knows that a young field mouse is ill.

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Shiri ine muririro wayo haiuregi

A bird does not change the way it chirps.

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Vakafumira mangwanani hwiza (ndongwe) dzichakabatwa nechando vakazadza masaga

Those who rose up early in the morning, when the locusts were inhibited by the cold, filled their bags.

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Mukuru anotumwa, svosve rakatuma nzou; Svosve wakatuma nzou

An elderly or leader can be asked to do something; the ant sent the elephant on errand. The ant sent the elephant on an errand

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Nzou hairemerwi nenyanga dzayo; Nzou hairemerwe nemusinga wayo.

The elephant is not burdened by its own tusks; The elephant does not find its trunk heavy.

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Gunguwo rakaramba kumirira museve, rikapona nehwakwumukwaku; Gunguwo rakapona negwakumukwaku

The crow refused to wait for the arrow but escaped by hopping from place to place. The crow survived through jumping from one place to the other.

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Chinokura chinokotama, musoro wegudo chave chinokoro

What grows old will stoop; the skull of a baboon is now (usable as) a scoop.

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Mwoyochena ndowei bere kugarira munhu akafa?; Mwoyo washe here gudo kuchengeta nyimo?

What sort of kindness is it for a hyena to keep watch over a dead body? ; Is it the Chief ’s heart for the baboon to look after bambara groundnuts?

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Bembwe rinotsvutsvuridzwa ramuka

Dogs must only be set on a duiker when it shows up.

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Chiripo chariuraya, zizi harifi nemhepo

There has to be something that has killed it, the owl cannot be killed by the wind.

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Chimene chezizi parafamba ranzi muroyi; Zizi kufamba usiku hanzi muroyi

It is the tough luck of the owl to be labelled a witch wherever it appears. The owl appears at night, hence it is said to be a witch.

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Kuramba nyama yechidembo hunge uine yetsuro

To refuse the meat of a polecat means you must have that of a hare.

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Tsuro haiponi (haidariki/haipukunyuki) rutsva kaviri

A hare does not escape a scorched veld twice.

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Kushaya mano kwaanakamba kwokusekana makwati

It is a lack of intelligence of tortoises to laugh at each other’s shells.

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Chakakodza bere mapfupa ; Chakakodza nguruve mashamba

What made the hyena fat are bones. What made the pig fat are pumpkins.

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Mbira yakashaya muswe nokutumira

The Rock-Rabbit (dassie) failed to get a tail as a result of instructing others to go and get a tail on its behalf.

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Chidamoyo hamba yakada makwati

It is the heart’s choice, the tortoise chose shells.

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Mbeva zhinji hadzina marise (mashe)

Too many mice in one nest have no lining for their nest.

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Usaverengere mbeva nemiswe yadzo

Do not count the number of mice using their tails

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Chidembo hachinzwi kunhuhwa kwacho

The polecat or skunk cannot sense its own stench

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Bere zvarakatya, mapapata aro mangani? Makunguo zvaakatya, akafa mangani?

Since the hyena is such a coward, how many skeletons of it does one see?; Since crows are usually cowardly, how many died?

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Bveni kuipa zvaro asi haridyi chakafa choga; Kusviba kusviba haro gunguwo haridye chakafa chega

The baboon may be ugly but it does not eat something that died on its own (a natural death); However black the crow is, it does not eat a thing that died naturally.

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(Rega) Kuyera nyoka negavi iyo iripo

(Do not try) To measure the length of a snake using a bast or a string when the snake is right there

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Zizi kurungwa munyu roti ndava hukuwo

An owl being seasoned with salt now thinks, "I am a now chicken too".

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