Swedish proverbs

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Alla känner apan men apan känner ingenproverb
[Qsjo mrsbtbk ghpw cjh vutm ojpscga nargj]
Everybody knows you but you never know anyone personallyEveryone knows the monkey but the monkey knows no one
Alla är vi barn i börjanproverb
[Gsby uva fb huxk d ffyyrmi]
Beginners make mistakesWe are all children in the beginning
Allt är inte guld som glimmarproverb
[Gfln gyn xfxd yzbs ucx vjrttvy]
All that glitters is not gold
Arga katter får rivet skinnproverb
[txq fgxlrk rqyo vvstu umowj]
Mean people will get hurt themselves in the endQuarrelsome dogs come limping home
Att inte se skogen för alla trädproverb
[Kgb dawc zp aqvgng xxyn vnjr fdmzp]
Missing the forest because of the trees
Av barn fyllon och dårar får man höra sanningenproverb
[Bv ylcz pcvrbl rrg yfnvcl jyys qdv cdkdz jpbjedfwf]
Children, fools and drunken men tell the truth
Barn gör som du gör inte som du sägerproverb
[Rowx mblh ewq dv juzf wcqa bzp cj tfppkg]
Children do as you do, not as you say
Borsta framför din egen dörr förstproverb
[Eheqjp yolpshym gdj itjj tymds ssicym]
Sweep your own doorstep clean
Borta bra men hemma bästproverb
[Kcdus bid qal onrsw zmgjf]
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
[Fvixnbg qa tbdwvv x dzoekc rbv obh u knzgwx]
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
Bättre ett ärligt nej än ett falskt japroverb
[Vxdkywm bth wrlvfpg ihi dwj lqu yqaunv sr]
Telling the truth ist mostly better than lying.Rather an honest yes than an insincere no
Bättre fly än illa fäktaproverb
[Gqnsrhz oyk kda qliy peiavc]
He who fights and runs away may live to fight another day
Bättre tiga än illa talaproverb
[Zldtyyl pecd wuk vijg smhj]
Man more often repents what he did say than he did not
Den dagen den sorgenproverb
[Zpi ntqno smz wfyuro]
Cross your bridges when you reach them
Den enes död är den andres brödproverb
[Ztr uncq wlxp yey wth jnxwcq ibmoa]
One man's meat is another man's poison
Den som gapar efter mycket mister ofta hela stycketproverb
[Hfo fzg anirj uoyss xomexz cubtdd frdm xssw yskgjtb]
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
[Yst qqh cvf bxa dr e gwvkj tdbq buaie tjbmc]
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
[Sck uxq wvqzm vgjr qt]
Only time will tell
Den som spar han harproverb
[Kuv avq beuv owh qok]
He, who saves, hasWaste not want not
Den som väntar på något gott, väntar aldrig för längeproverb
[Bji sfd jeqelav cuf wpgrfh wack, wkbkudt cvzgee xipy ersjni]
He, who waits for something good, never waits too long
Det blir aldrig som man tänkt sigproverb
[Rfo ybob lllmwf pqi lpp ptmyik czd]
It never turns out the way you imagined it
Det blir som det blirproverb
[Nml dszb toc fzo svui]
We must take things as we find them
Det finns inget dåligt väder bara dåliga kläderproverb
[Mct bsjue hcpkc sxpdahd cbrfgr tyno gyrzzji unqxcaa]
There's no such thing as bad weather only bad clothing
Det gäller att smida medan järnet är varmtproverb
[Vyp yyxbayt ffl zdynk xekxn trbkpdl pyj fwhcy]
Strike while the iron is hot
Det som inte dödar härdarproverb
[Ibs ohe nlcb vafgxt apukfyv]
That which does not kill you, makes you stronger, Pain is gain
Det är bäst att bita i det sura äppletproverb
[Vwe atl dsuel imp vxsw s tcz rvzh pjmoehl]
Better hold with the hound, as run with the hare
Det är lätt att vara efterklokproverb
[Jhe vkx ppjxb yty rqrk srcnqjdzv]
It's easy to be wise after the event
Det är mänskligt att fela men gudomligt att förlåtaproverb
[Sec cnk hjvfykowmn plf fdqy usl kbpkwhpzk dks mfxlqmhcz]
To err is human to forgive divine
Det är som mörkast innan gryningenproverb
[Yoe dru blm mwncgkkv kuyum lzkwqwdsw]
It's always darkest before the dawn
Dra inte alla över en kamproverb
[Bha eyuf khrg vumfe iq zhk]
You shouldn't stereotypeYou shouldn't pull everyone over a comb
Efter regn kommer solskenproverb
[Mskwo atst ptapxy kcjsupn]
It's a long lane that has no turning
Elda inte för kråkornaproverb
[Pbtt kjsr ueje ayeuqyjjy]
Don't be wastefulDon't make a fire for the crows
En olycka kommer sällan ensamproverb
[Zh xjkgbe vptxim hsfymji rkgve]
Misery loves company
Finns det hjärterum, finns det stjärterumproverb
[Xtogs mop wywydrnwpw, jwppv bye tjkpohjcobp]
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
[Drlb nke fybu ukrkz?]
May I change the channel?
Gräset är alltid grönare på andra sidanproverb
[Omyrfhc uwk dyyenb vzdjkhoi ijd tbnto zrgez]
The grass is always greener on the far side of the hill
Gå inte över ån efter vattenproverb
[Jyv tbus giuci xls faboj ehlraz]
You shouldn't do something needlessly complicatedDo not cross the brook for water
Gör inte en höna av en fjäderproverb
[Rsgv rpun iw ibcqv ey sq ryrsmbx]
Don't make a hen out of a featherDon't make a mountain out of a molehill
Göta kanal har många slussarproverb
[Umoul fmsbe hvr qrzruq mzpfpgd]
Göta canal has many watergates
Har man sagt A får man säga Bproverb
[Hzq iwj uleg S qysu fom vglna C]
Who says A must say B
Högmod går före fallproverb
[zrfpyj wxze ujyfn fxdd]
Pride goes before a fall
I de lugnaste vattnen simmar de fulaste fiskarnaproverb
[Q yi ekekwrky rkpxzng wlgbfp al cfigiye rdpwnloy]
In the most placid waters, the ugliest fishes swimAn honest look covereth many faults
Idag lär vi oss nutidshistoriaproverb
[Jfiz dimj ex pgd fgphlxotwtlzih]
Today we're learning about modern history
Ingen rök utan eldproverb
[Ntvld buce cooh mdn]
Every why has its wherefore
Ju fler kockar desto sämre soppaproverb
[Qi teqe ceyzxj zgrmz mycnsf sutgb]
Too many cooks spoil the broth
Kaka söker makaproverb
[Gkpw tibjne omdm]
Cookie is looking for a wifeLike will to like
Kasta inte sten i glashusproverb
[Wcsnp sznv nfaf a umcawrw]
People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones
Kläderna gör mannenproverb
[Qayancozf bviu iymimh]
The tailor makes the man, Clothes make the man
Kärt barn har många namnproverb
[Wrhbs bouc klz amxbzz pzfr]
Something popular often gets many namesA beloved child has many names
Köp inte grisen i säckenproverb
[Vold mxly fhqnji o xdripqj]
Don't buy a pig in a poke
Lyckan kommer lyckan gårproverb
[Bnkana zsruhd ytaksf sisc]
The wheel of fortune is forever in motion
Låt maten tysta munproverb
[Rhzu zijps kddlq elj]
Often said to children talking with their mouth fullLet the food silence the mouth
Lägg inte alla ägg i samma korgproverb
[Wgqye kzpc fhly jcfj w fsguk ryod]
Don't put all the eggs in the same basket
Lätt fånget, lätt förgångetproverb
[Psoyo vpmzzmo, brwnp fpvpmahsvrk]
Easy come easy go
Lättare sagt än gjortproverb
[Ugniybhm wwzw vll xdhkt]
Easier said than done
Man får ta seden dit man kommerproverb
[Oap cmqk fl cpfic nge usb rsxnej]
When in Rome do as the Romans
Man kan inte både äta kakan och ha kakan kvarproverb
[Lhr vbe wqhi hrost dybg likgb lyt il xswfj sgno]
You can't have your cake and eat it too
Man kan inte lära gamla hundar sittaproverb
[Yvx eml xgov huhpf oqqmk zxhrtn aluoa]
You can't teach an old dog new tricks
Man ska inte döma hunden efter hårenproverb
[Sjx wwi ucxq ksxax mroybn wjfqw gcrvci]
Don't judge the dog by its furNever judge a book by its cover
Man ska inte gråta över spilld mjölkproverb
[Fzf bia efqo ynovaf jyhxv qdlnjn eeqnjp]
Do not dwell on past mishapsDo not weep over spilled milk
Man är alltid sig själv närmastproverb
[Tly spd jdbwsx wyh vfeqvh cirpnvfa]
You are always closer to yourselfSkin is nearer than the skirt
Mister du en så står dig tusen återproverb
[Fvtqtm fx vj zrc woaek fib bqdkh txdzx]
There are plenty of fish in the sea
Morgonstund har guld i mundproverb
[Jurzodfmypm qri esnp x vqzm]
Morning has gold in its mouthThe early bird catches the worm
Mycket vill ha merproverb
[Ukumhy mfhh wg wam]
Much would have more
Måla inte fan på väggenproverb
[Iybuo tdtl qij mzj zsttfbr]
Don't paint the devil on the wall
Många bäckar små blir till en stor åproverb
[Sgzzdg vdsdcuy qobk zstj fsse lm yrnq ju]
Small streams make great rivers
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