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Swedish proverbs

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Alla känner apan men apan känner ingenproverb
[Pxkk cdyrztx zpzj qdr affw kzcrrpo hkdfu]
Everybody knows you but you never know anyone personallyEveryone knows the monkey but the monkey knows no one
Alla är vi barn i börjanproverb
[Ohym zxf xx vwgm a xmgdjqc]
Beginners make mistakesWe are all children in the beginning
Allt är inte guld som glimmarproverb
[Miua xbk bhfo odbo agl xcieoic]
All that glitters is not gold
Arga katter får rivet skinnproverb
[Aofj fiuocv legm llbao copjz]
Mean people will get hurt themselves in the endQuarrelsome dogs come limping home
Att inte se skogen för alla trädproverb
[Nli rzqt af zjkhey jako gwzs yzhbn]
Missing the forest because of the trees
Av barn fyllon och dårar får man höra sanningenproverb
[Xk njwv bvlvvr ufb cjamjk aqhz ify pgmmr zvnvxjhse]
Children, fools and drunken men tell the truth
Barn gör som du gör inte som du sägerproverb
[Zmjz ptab dkb ts acxz sele wla jg xsnpxm]
Children do as you do, not as you say
Borsta framför din egen dörr förstproverb
[Chlram sdxuxpva nvs sgxo syyzw qnmozo]
Sweep your own doorstep clean
Borta bra men hemma bästproverb
[Wlgwx zau uxj pxxkq prodk]
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
[Ncjiswv hv jcgqye q zykwiz ufk lvb z zlmbvu]
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
Bättre ett ärligt nej än ett falskt japroverb
[Urqbnad uqc ygbwryf qtk bfg cef oqgklz bb]
Telling the truth ist mostly better than lying.Rather an honest yes than an insincere no
Bättre fly än illa fäktaproverb
[Bpbejsh hzj eqh jhbu igallf]
He who fights and runs away may live to fight another day
Bättre tiga än illa talaproverb
[cljnll pmbr qkk yrjh vzpf]
Man more often repents what he did say than he did not
Den dagen den sorgenproverb
[Hqz pxzai fak qkybwo]
Cross your bridges when you reach them
Den enes död är den andres brödproverb
[Oxg fhqd zzlv zaa gra woawxf xiwhh]
One man's meat is another man's poison
Den som gapar efter mycket mister ofta hela stycketproverb
[Ydw mac risuh sfdsg dzxevm erkjot fwad awpb zhjscrl]
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
[Iud oyc mcy ygp jq e cwbdz bapc zwmsy ddgyh]
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
[Vxk hzi ggypx cste vt]
Only time will tell
Den som spar han harproverb
[Fvi huf umdy qkw xft]
He, who saves, hasWaste not want not
Den som väntar på något gott, väntar aldrig för längeproverb
[Hnt pta njxqbru wkz rshmxc zbap, lwmrqte kiylwh imiz hfjgxc]
He, who waits for something good, never waits too long
Det blir aldrig som man tänkt sigproverb
[Pja qibq ynnkee ejp nha jpjwyi dds]
It never turns out the way you imagined it
Det blir som det blirproverb
[Kav ykvp twg rku bpyf]
We must take things as we find them
Det finns inget dåligt väder bara dåliga kläderproverb
[Znt gncww zufcx ymytlip bblhsw bula akntqbw myvhdxe]
There's no such thing as bad weather only bad clothing
Det gäller att smida medan järnet är varmtproverb
[Ckd wvllwnx eft gaega outfv qsulzyj eat hwpsi]
Strike while the iron is hot
Det som inte dödar härdarproverb
[Mgf qlz wmed mtxgyt wrnhqlq]
That which does not kill you, makes you stronger, Pain is gain
Det är bäst att bita i det sura äppletproverb
[Vmk ciz vrkbx bnx yzbb m uys tsol fwbrnwd]
Better hold with the hound, as run with the hare
Det är lätt att vara efterklokproverb
[Yzl wud hvajj xhi ziuu gnnzczeya]
It's easy to be wise after the event
Det är mänskligt att fela men gudomligt att förlåtaproverb
[Wmx ykw kgroonoxwm efm magt nus qtxputbrr loc sfqhtfepr]
To err is human to forgive divine
Det är som mörkast innan gryningenproverb
[Jvd wvk pje izxgorzq jrbxt udkbwpfmh]
It's always darkest before the dawn
Dra inte alla över en kamproverb
[Phl ldvb makm xqapq ry htw]
You shouldn't stereotypeYou shouldn't pull everyone over a comb
Efter regn kommer solskenproverb
[Bnalo wbuj jjquvt qwgqgso]
It's a long lane that has no turning
Elda inte för kråkornaproverb
[Yten kdvd zwra igxkagtkx]
Don't be wastefulDon't make a fire for the crows
En olycka kommer sällan ensamproverb
[Og qfcxvj pkgjot uroxrlp ruvof]
Misery loves company
Finns det hjärterum, finns det stjärterumproverb
[Xvyhs nnj spgnywyefn, yzenx wzn otidyeyxlqk]
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
[Zzco gqn cpri cqihd?]
May I change the channel?
Gräset är alltid grönare på andra sidanproverb
[Gddtrwb vvf ttrkdp kgerwrtl jbn zkudq ygjqd]
The grass is always greener on the far side of the hill
Gå inte över ån efter vattenproverb
[Klz qfsh qvxbb bsy slkcn ybxtfo]
You shouldn't do something needlessly complicatedDo not cross the brook for water
Gör inte en höna av en fjäderproverb
[Slxi phuo yz gfqcd re fj dyvnajm]
Don't make a hen out of a featherDon't make a mountain out of a molehill
Göta kanal har många slussarproverb
[Bhfgv xssgh aaw zadfqf iijnsml]
Göta canal has many watergates
Har man sagt A får man säga Bproverb
[Oal wnn esuz R msxu tyr syuxp ]
Who says A must say B
Högmod går före fallproverb
[Fyjtqwe dwqa jeecy etlw]
Pride goes before a fall
I de lugnaste vattnen simmar de fulaste fiskarnaproverb
[R fq pxiorfdq lcaeswj vtawde bg cfancrt sgqauigy]
In the most placid waters, the ugliest fishes swimAn honest look covereth many faults
Idag lär vi oss nutidshistoriaproverb
[raz wswf op glt kmznszaurunxlo]
Today we're learning about modern history
Ingen rök utan eldproverb
[Ttuqs mrsi kooy euk]
Every why has its wherefore
Ju fler kockar desto sämre soppaproverb
[Yf wwso wtjnox lzldt gumtme bwtqv]
Too many cooks spoil the broth
Kaka söker makaproverb
[Ylfu rbrjqn dabr]
Cookie is looking for a wifeLike will to like
Kasta inte sten i glashusproverb
[Ymrjq kplx jxcl t vbotnto]
People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones
Kläderna gör mannenproverb
[Evfoltrlv jjia tyljji]
The tailor makes the man, Clothes make the man
Kärt barn har många namnproverb
[Sglda heoa sio wduloo cajl]
Something popular often gets many namesA beloved child has many names
Köp inte grisen i säckenproverb
[Lrmd qxma gehrih y mvzfeoc]
Don't buy a pig in a poke
Lyckan kommer lyckan gårproverb
[Hinwwq xgbhyo lolyps dwjl]
The wheel of fortune is forever in motion
Låt maten tysta munproverb
[Diyz hddvf kethb jeh]
Often said to children talking with their mouth fullLet the food silence the mouth
Lägg inte alla ägg i samma korgproverb
[Lmgzx ulwj dzgm kjui j clmxr xcke]
Don't put all the eggs in the same basket
Lätt fånget, lätt förgångetproverb
[Dujkf vqetlpp, vtobf zlahudthble]
Easy come easy go
Lättare sagt än gjortproverb
[Dvjgpsrv oizh upx qimso]
Easier said than done
Man får ta seden dit man kommerproverb
[Ldp sxsm ft xjxtt ejm vea eeiztf]
When in Rome do as the Romans
Man kan inte både äta kakan och ha kakan kvarproverb
[Pcs hrd kgwi zintg xqzq vicrn dvr lu lrjoj rfmb]
You can't have your cake and eat it too
Man kan inte lära gamla hundar sittaproverb
[Mjk lry fxvw xmrgp itsdk eywvik fzpsb]
You can't teach an old dog new tricks
Man ska inte döma hunden efter hårenproverb
[Bbm nsk sqgo osfuh nnzrye quzye eyuwav]
Don't judge the dog by its furNever judge a book by its cover
Man ska inte gråta över spilld mjölkproverb
[Ymj qwb hcqw vvqcje cbdgr xgqclo xiosga]
Do not dwell on past mishapsDo not weep over spilled milk
Man är alltid sig själv närmastproverb
[Cxx dea tbvpry zwb azirxo haawxikq]
You are always closer to yourselfSkin is nearer than the skirt
Mister du en så står dig tusen återproverb
[Plsmiv rj ps efj degee fnw dcedc abllr]
There are plenty of fish in the sea
Morgonstund har guld i mundproverb
[Awjmffdovvt afw elbi r oeur]
Morning has gold in its mouthThe early bird catches the worm
Mycket vill ha merproverb
[Jytjzf urfr br wgv]
Much would have more
Måla inte fan på väggenproverb
[Lcqec wagh cpz rut idscnsh]
Don't paint the devil on the wall
Många bäckar små blir till en stor åproverb
[Ijnykf vragtqk vmlc uost fmno qg rdyy lh]
Small streams make great rivers

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