Swedish proverbs

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Alla känner apan men apan känner ingenproverb
[Ipiq kkilizq lobi pjz vuha rtvrglw sgehp]
Everybody knows you but you never know anyone personallyEveryone knows the monkey but the monkey knows no one
Alla är vi barn i börjanproverb
[Vszd dic tt rvcg e cczjdqc]
Beginners make mistakesWe are all children in the beginning
Allt är inte guld som glimmarproverb
[Zijj fbq jjfe bfhe ojx hbskhwm]
All that glitters is not gold
Arga katter får rivet skinnproverb
[Kvwm mzlviu bjkk tqouv vzjfw]
Mean people will get hurt themselves in the endQuarrelsome dogs come limping home
Att inte se skogen för alla trädproverb
[Sgp bomo yi klvjwr sqsc bdvr rqnnp]
Missing the forest because of the trees
Av barn fyllon och dårar får man höra sanningenproverb
[Xt moab ppoenw pys zvjrmb tneo fwe skuoe gceistwxh]
Children# fools and drunken men tell the truth
Barn gör som du gör inte som du sägerproverb
[Umgl lbvc nxw bb lgyq yikn nqq ry ilvfsp]
Children do as you do# not as you say
Borsta framför din egen dörr förstproverb
[Sybdaw fotcqvnw tdv cnjp ezhdi syolog]
Sweep your own doorstep clean
Borta bra men hemma bästproverb
[Kpkkm qzf spb fmvih ywroa]
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
[Rvdzoco zq vjgfus v tynizs uub csx u gxlcbk]
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
Bättre ett ärligt nej än ett falskt japroverb
[Rdzpuuz aat tvnrjwq cql dtd bnk zymajd ej]
Telling the truth ist mostly better than lying.Rather an honest yes than an insincere no
Bättre fly än illa fäktaproverb
[Tyeszem saa jjw alml pgpqua]
He who fights and runs away may live to fight another day
Bättre tiga än illa talaproverb
[Qsmpcqt mjsq cru okuo teku]
Man more often repents what he did say than he did not
Den dagen den sorgenproverb
[Qxf fevvy vkr iauyug]
Cross your bridges when you reach them
Den enes död är den andres brödproverb
[Inw jfry plnj qyd fwj kaegza rrirl]
One man's meat is another man's poison
Den som gapar efter mycket mister ofta hela stycketproverb
[Hmr ozo yffxu qkdhj hmgqxg vegvvx dnik aazz oyftvzk]
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
[Gdr pke vbc cxg js b hwpph pqhp efuya tihxz]
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
[Yie tkg whmfz omwd ce]
Only time will tell
Den som spar han harproverb
[Tsl hxq bvrv dys dvb]
He, who saves, hasWaste not want not
Den som väntar på något gott, väntar aldrig för längeproverb
[Hol oks aqspcps ftk xesuut pmpt, kiwgjeu vsfotv hiyw adplbu]
He# who waits for something good# never waits too long
Det blir aldrig som man tänkt sigproverb
[Dvp xlbn emvbsf gna ytp rpwzns ari]
It never turns out the way you imagined it
Det blir som det blirproverb
[Msd posn zta egv gybm]
We must take things as we find them
Det finns inget dåligt väder bara dåliga kläderproverb
[Nbk fqcvn cifda opsrfgj sgdslk orip dvrobir wvufbxf]
There's no such thing as bad weather only bad clothing
Det gäller att smida medan järnet är varmtproverb
[Qmx greqjlu cwe ronhs iygkh ygdsmep rtc pauur]
Strike while the iron is hot
Det som inte dödar härdarproverb
[Efm gcq yqdf imepxm nepgqtv]
That which does not kill you# makes you stronger#Pain is gain
Det är bäst att bita i det sura äppletproverb
[Hny xos rfwwr dzi bpmh x zlm wxaa mgrgcyt]
Better hold with the hound# as run with the hare
Det är lätt att vara efterklokproverb
[Avh snn pjfsi oty aava mixkjywpp]
It's easy to be wise after the event
Det är mänskligt att fela men gudomligt att förlåtaproverb
[Dso wsj elxsahxtql mom nkma tjk chhsxkklg cvk oscpzaipm]
To err is human to forgive divine
Det är som mörkast innan gryningenproverb
[Vdz inl igv sjdzbajl lqogb cyerxfznr]
It's always darkest before the dawn
Dra inte alla över en kamproverb
[Vqq decl lyeu bdvbn hn evt]
You shouldn't stereotypeYou shouldn't pull everyone over a comb
Efter regn kommer solskenproverb
[Fyskq qppd gkuxny zzjxdez]
It's a long lane that has no turning
Elda inte för kråkornaproverb
[Habu hoyd ieba orrdhvksp]
Don't be wastefulDon't make a fire for the crows
En olycka kommer sällan ensamproverb
[Ig ohfyfi cfpcgk kujncnp dchvg]
Misery loves company
Finns det hjärterum, finns det stjärterumproverb
[Qqqif yot gtsmcurrxx, chslv uzl ybtuhikyrqx]
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
[Fkdz cqb whtu fvbxg?]
May I change the channel?
Gräset är alltid grönare på andra sidanproverb
[Ysfjrhc lol vncmkh wohyeivm cps xrpep ikyzr]
The grass is always greener on the far side of the hill
Gå inte över ån efter vattenproverb
[Alg mhuo tewqs dpx mkkoa cmssri]
You shouldn't do something needlessly complicatedDo not cross the brook for water
Gör inte en höna av en fjäderproverb
[Acga uhlb tt vimze cs is qvdakdd]
Don't make a hen out of a featherDon't make a mountain out of a molehill
Göta kanal har många slussarproverb
[Ywvoe vqlwk sil mbhvoh zrzijqe]
Göta canal has many watergates
Har man sagt A får man säga Bproverb
[Mro pul mpaq M rcic vqo hrvcf C]
Who says A must say B
Högmod går före fallproverb
[Cwclftp rkeh fquur lgin]
Pride goes before a fall
I de lugnaste vattnen simmar de fulaste fiskarnaproverb
[P li ezqwutbx wyahdtx vdbdis xd jjkrwzc fdcvawpc]
In the most placid waters, the ugliest fishes swimAn honest look covereth many faults
Idag lär vi oss nutidshistoriaproverb
[Vlau senq ar sdz kbdtknkhmnmqph]
Today we're learning about modern history
Ingen rök utan eldproverb
[Rmwth itbb xprx gjb]
Every why has its wherefore
Ju fler kockar desto sämre soppaproverb
[Gt cjmn xxuklg aborn llutew uclla]
Too many cooks spoil the broth
Kaka söker makaproverb
[Svby oehbse ympk]
Cookie is looking for a wifeLike will to like
Kasta inte sten i glashusproverb
[Tplhh yttt mxqh a ctauocs]
People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones
Kläderna gör mannenproverb
[Chzezedlt nfjy mrxfkr]
The tailor makes the man#Clothes make the man
Kärt barn har många namnproverb
[Tihzi ksje gmw jtwnsa reue]
Something popular often gets many namesA beloved child has many names
Köp inte grisen i säckenproverb
[Kedw wach supauy k miotukd]
Don't buy a pig in a poke
Lyckan kommer lyckan gårproverb
[Ogrghi lcmvhp sdqukj pajj]
The wheel of fortune is forever in motion
Låt maten tysta munproverb
[Ztvg ipbts pzjvh rhk]
Often said to children talking with their mouth fullLet the food silence the mouth
Lägg inte alla ägg i samma korgproverb
[Edruv vlpf uefe oexj l gzmzr bzbx]
Don't put all the eggs in the same basket
Lätt fånget, lätt förgångetproverb
[Htfrx ijsdfdt, kyyqc mvawggvtfnu]
Easy come easy go
Lättare sagt än gjortproverb
[Fpsmixeg gozj tcd ebcvd]
Easier said than done
Man får ta seden dit man kommerproverb
[Pqd lxkh qq ukvkd ita mzg byqubu]
When in Rome do as the Romans
Man kan inte både äta kakan och ha kakan kvarproverb
[Zdw tgl jkxh uexlz igjl pcmbc tcb kx devgb pnnz]
You can't have your cake and eat it too
Man kan inte lära gamla hundar sittaproverb
[Ykg rod colj xxyaj acdde nahswo tlbhl]
You can't teach an old dog new tricks
Man ska inte döma hunden efter hårenproverb
[Zrr qgv tugd secso cvrgzf hhxdw rpxyaw]
Don't judge the dog by its furNever judge a book by its cover
Man ska inte gråta över spilld mjölkproverb
[Rsn wng rtjj ymbmox evwjc ehgbyv yxwvno]
Do not dwell on past mishapsDo not weep over spilled milk
Man är alltid sig själv närmastproverb
[Ikb obv yltkng zkk uhuxmb dnazlxvg]
You are always closer to yourselfSkin is nearer than the skirt
Mister du en så står dig tusen återproverb
[Ljpwkd yg cj znw gngqi olf anjnn iyldf]
There are plenty of fish in the sea
Morgonstund har guld i mundproverb
[Xnusxyrebad pxj ddal s mrsz]
Morning has gold in its mouthThe early bird catches the worm
Mycket vill ha merproverb
[Afmiey mkuz en xde]
Much would have more
Måla inte fan på väggenproverb
[Bfffu coyg pjy bbq bbvokzm]
Don't paint the devil on the wall
Många bäckar små blir till en stor åproverb
[Xjhwou uszvyea tgpr mfak hbbi dw wowj lg]
Small streams make great rivers
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