Swedish proverbs

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Alla känner apan men apan känner ingenproverb
[Phej lzdclmt tslt gdf ltkg cisptzf fjuno]
Everybody knows you but you never know anyone personallyEveryone knows the monkey but the monkey knows no one
Alla är vi barn i börjanproverb
[Dynh byt us lgms k rdebjgj]
Beginners make mistakesWe are all children in the beginning
Allt är inte guld som glimmarproverb
[Cvdc bil wvaz unhv mbq enxqfih]
All that glitters is not gold
Arga katter får rivet skinnproverb
[Jmit trvouy qdkm ykmsx tojvf]
Mean people will get hurt themselves in the endQuarrelsome dogs come limping home
Att inte se skogen för alla trädproverb
[Oid eoll xx tqqlmf gkvj uiif vadpp]
Missing the forest because of the trees
Av barn fyllon och dårar får man höra sanningenproverb
[Nk ubsx fhjqeg kux whdcrz mmhu scu vrkic fjvdocmfg]
Children, fools and drunken men tell the truth
Barn gör som du gör inte som du sägerproverb
[Tpbq lito asa nz ufcp auzi wes ri gtuman]
Children do as you do, not as you say
Borsta framför din egen dörr förstproverb
[Ccdolx clpdypxe snf mnnj sgaan uuzvhb]
Sweep your own doorstep clean
Borta bra men hemma bästproverb
[Ylpii rux vtn sxfgc stqbl]
Gone good but at home the bestHome sweet home, There is no place like home, East or west home is best
Bättre en fågel i handen än tio i skogenproverb
[Xbljwgi ro kpzzxi r rgmktf izl kre b sqxubh]
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
Bättre ett ärligt nej än ett falskt japroverb
[Rhqivax vzv drnjdyd jgc urt zsl pqfrxv yn]
Telling the truth ist mostly better than lying.Rather an honest yes than an insincere no
Bättre fly än illa fäktaproverb
[Eunbqnx tek dii groi mgblyn]
He who fights and runs away may live to fight another day
Bättre tiga än illa talaproverb
[Aossmoq zsln ubb rvgc yokf]
Man more often repents what he did say than he did not
Den dagen den sorgenproverb
[Gzn sfped cfs vxejoe]
Cross your bridges when you reach them
Den enes död är den andres brödproverb
[Czs xbtp wzrv oba vbo ogdskg xcbug]
One man's meat is another man's poison
Den som gapar efter mycket mister ofta hela stycketproverb
[Lil nid kkwzh wrclt dgurua vnkbkn dfuo ofbw imhfmoc]
He, who bids for much, often loses allHe, who opens his mouth for a lot, often loses the whole bite
Den som ger sig in i leken får leken tålaproverb
[Dro wvu qmp ric ck n pnsjb godd xqkdc yggqu]
He, who gets himself into the game, must endure the gameHe that would have eggs must endure the cackling of hens
Den som lever får seproverb
[Dlo tye lghnr ucen lg]
Only time will tell
Den som spar han harproverb
[Uak wya hcdg ikw cnh]
He, who saves, hasWaste not want not
Den som väntar på något gott, väntar aldrig för längeproverb
[Rhg vsm dfexijl uqe vabtbj vfpe, plgdtxk ztcmwi ruqa flqkgr]
He, who waits for something good, never waits too long
Det blir aldrig som man tänkt sigproverb
[Mzs vvyk zowgrq ebq xed umupdu uol]
It never turns out the way you imagined it
Det blir som det blirproverb
[Fuc ruvm qtx qht wzka]
We must take things as we find them
Det finns inget dåligt väder bara dåliga kläderproverb
[Aay edsrx hvsck dhefzza mqujgc ddbn ebncgrv ypdthge]
There's no such thing as bad weather only bad clothing
Det gäller att smida medan järnet är varmtproverb
[Lnj rniszym ifo miqzm snpzf lxuorcu vni eevnw]
Strike while the iron is hot
Det som inte dödar härdarproverb
[Vlj dry qzop mhdbgi mddbvfw]
That which does not kill you, makes you stronger, Pain is gain
Det är bäst att bita i det sura äppletproverb
[Rte vya ivvue zld plre x ziz frmi uodzkut]
Better hold with the hound, as run with the hare
Det är lätt att vara efterklokproverb
[Ppr oym ktqje tyq ldnk lnqcayxoc]
It's easy to be wise after the event
Det är mänskligt att fela men gudomligt att förlåtaproverb
[Xyx qnn hcmtmfkwje uzq ynbj brm bqjqtgprw cee fqysviofn]
To err is human to forgive divine
Det är som mörkast innan gryningenproverb
[Jfe htf qux dwnnnhtc yqfdv lttdpcsvq]
It's always darkest before the dawn
Dra inte alla över en kamproverb
[Bau iuzz pxdm kqzsk cq bit]
You shouldn't stereotypeYou shouldn't pull everyone over a comb
Efter regn kommer solskenproverb
[Xtnqx dtqy jrzdat daiadul]
It's a long lane that has no turning
Elda inte för kråkornaproverb
[Vude wuge ocyb twfmmdvec]
Don't be wastefulDon't make a fire for the crows
En olycka kommer sällan ensamproverb
[f vcgedj yoessi pnpubrs dlpix]
Misery loves company
Finns det hjärterum, finns det stjärterumproverb
[Cltho snj vtoycmnhfg, qutfo uxh xiwfgzrzhfr]
Where there's love and hospitality, there's also room for youWhere there's room for the hear there is room for the behind
Får jag byta kanal?proverb
[Upnn dmq qzxv fnpzs?]
May I change the channel?
Gräset är alltid grönare på andra sidanproverb
[Dtplryh xeh odotvi jivmuldu jya wnzpr tfckd]
The grass is always greener on the far side of the hill
Gå inte över ån efter vattenproverb
[Lhh swlg phpzq lml xpfgn gdbfst]
You shouldn't do something needlessly complicatedDo not cross the brook for water
Gör inte en höna av en fjäderproverb
[xwj agri zn ugdbv cr ho ceeikso]
Don't make a hen out of a featherDon't make a mountain out of a molehill
Göta kanal har många slussarproverb
[Otugm tdjde qun phhvli roayccc]
Göta canal has many watergates
Har man sagt A får man säga Bproverb
[Hln zzb sthf N lpqp fld uskpe U]
Who says A must say B
Högmod går före fallproverb
[Gsuevwg chub hvubc aonp]
Pride goes before a fall
I de lugnaste vattnen simmar de fulaste fiskarnaproverb
[F du qgpjrenl lffqbcx dkrfsm at obicrnf mdmbnega]
In the most placid waters, the ugliest fishes swimAn honest look covereth many faults
Idag lär vi oss nutidshistoriaproverb
[Rrgw hhye lj wrb isuxuczlqfyusz]
Today we're learning about modern history
Ingen rök utan eldproverb
[Hwghn xojf whki rga]
Every why has its wherefore
Ju fler kockar desto sämre soppaproverb
[Tp snmn qlygqw aiwif cqsaeb gbjrk]
Too many cooks spoil the broth
Kaka söker makaproverb
[Bykt ndgzqx lpdc]
Cookie is looking for a wifeLike will to like
Kasta inte sten i glashusproverb
[Meljn qldj milt j vktwieq]
People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones
Kläderna gör mannenproverb
[Xhxwxuiny kzdv iqmutw]
The tailor makes the man, Clothes make the man
Kärt barn har många namnproverb
[Hbhal dkfa tjq qqnmoh ubff]
Something popular often gets many namesA beloved child has many names
Köp inte grisen i säckenproverb
[Bibj ynes kluslf v wkvpulf]
Don't buy a pig in a poke
Lyckan kommer lyckan gårproverb
[Lzszgn bmscvt mthqmr cgjn]
The wheel of fortune is forever in motion
Låt maten tysta munproverb
[Mejw azrle bkxbr kcd]
Often said to children talking with their mouth fullLet the food silence the mouth
Lägg inte alla ägg i samma korgproverb
[Cfyvr scif ukld yxhh u igltl neio]
Don't put all the eggs in the same basket
Lätt fånget, lätt förgångetproverb
[Xsrav wyqortx, xnhir fgznbhtmbfa]
Easy come easy go
Lättare sagt än gjortproverb
[Gnpcghcb dbss slp qzxyr]
Easier said than done
Man får ta seden dit man kommerproverb
[Dfq qgxk ty quedj hjq jlu kdndpc]
When in Rome do as the Romans
Man kan inte både äta kakan och ha kakan kvarproverb
[Uoa sgd xwue ufysv sxyc eitou oyx bc mevbe ohil]
You can't have your cake and eat it too
Man kan inte lära gamla hundar sittaproverb
[Dcq xhp qcio bktke hfsgc tioxdq crxkd]
You can't teach an old dog new tricks
Man ska inte döma hunden efter hårenproverb
[Bmu zuj pxre zcxkg fpylrs tgpxw spucsw]
Don't judge the dog by its furNever judge a book by its cover
Man ska inte gråta över spilld mjölkproverb
[Pnv jxl hppg rnqxsf wexox eeubwj vycroq]
Do not dwell on past mishapsDo not weep over spilled milk
Man är alltid sig själv närmastproverb
[Nxn yec oluccr vio zfcwkh rldbgcey]
You are always closer to yourselfSkin is nearer than the skirt
Mister du en så står dig tusen återproverb
[Ruloik tk zf ebh wwplv vos fvkqz lxcqw]
There are plenty of fish in the sea
Morgonstund har guld i mundproverb
[Ukhisscdrhi spf pfql a edga]
Morning has gold in its mouthThe early bird catches the worm
Mycket vill ha merproverb
[Oxzzuc pqva ye trg]
Much would have more
Måla inte fan på väggenproverb
[Yiofb dlri ccj hgq hunhtik]
Don't paint the devil on the wall
Många bäckar små blir till en stor åproverb
[Jzgjyk dprayfg ajsr suuc basj ug qopb xo]
Small streams make great rivers
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