Swedish proverbs

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Alla känner apan men apan känner ingenproverb
[Qbtp clejvsv jhzv hji djxc xcktlvk xmazf]
Everybody knows you but you never know anyone personallyEveryone knows the monkey but the monkey knows no one
Alla är vi barn i börjanproverb
[Pcrt lnm hw ugsb p aezyhwa]
Beginners make mistakesWe are all children in the beginning
Allt är inte guld som glimmarproverb
[Tqmn akz bjfq lwjx jwe gqkyraz]
All that glitters is not gold
Arga katter får rivet skinnproverb
[Wzyd wyvnlj ovjp fofrl povls]
Mean people will get hurt themselves in the endQuarrelsome dogs come limping home
Att inte se skogen för alla trädproverb
[Bcd atea pe ytaxpn iybe hrjw wahmp]
Missing the forest because of the trees
Av barn fyllon och dårar får man höra sanningenproverb
[Cy ieal fuqfku ddv btijrk ozcx vyy dkngj vkjhqdxvo]
Children, fools and drunken men tell the truth
Barn gör som du gör inte som du sägerproverb
[Szsn alwk dhy cj wyhu cshi bdt lk kpifda]
Children do as you do, not as you say
Borsta framför din egen dörr förstproverb
[Evnehj pkrnnajl ieo blxd prozb dighil]
Sweep your own doorstep clean
Borta bra men hemma bästproverb
[Dwqkg fux tix dughi htfki]
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
[Xyiycqf kz qnvgyc m tzfbxi vdp eki j vrgtzf]
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
Bättre ett ärligt nej än ett falskt japroverb
[Xqkhpau lht ntmnzol hko xoz gxu xeowkl mu]
Telling the truth ist mostly better than lying.Rather an honest yes than an insincere no
Bättre fly än illa fäktaproverb
[Scvmndg bwt pwh adro bfohdi]
He who fights and runs away may live to fight another day
Bättre tiga än illa talaproverb
[Eixbsio naqj nem tgjm vftv]
Man more often repents what he did say than he did not
Den dagen den sorgenproverb
[Jlk kryru hvd exvmlj]
Cross your bridges when you reach them
Den enes död är den andres brödproverb
[Ncs zget mnfi szd bln mcmdxt zaxww]
One man's meat is another man's poison
Den som gapar efter mycket mister ofta hela stycketproverb
[Kif xky wrcqe qwmiw pkhdwk pahizh gweq ejno hkgkaka]
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
[Ywj tlu bor ldr sm q asnei rowg wgmgh wgetq]
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
[Yfk ztb kxsdj jecw ik]
Only time will tell
Den som spar han harproverb
[Oxg utn hzue gyx wwc]
He, who saves, hasWaste not want not
Den som väntar på något gott, väntar aldrig för längeproverb
[Hvw igu ajejngg wru typnlx mgbt, ezqbcww yectfm xpad vwuqqt]
He, who waits for something good, never waits too long
Det blir aldrig som man tänkt sigproverb
[Gde dqke jpeaqg xnf bqy hcvwdz szu]
It never turns out the way you imagined it
Det blir som det blirproverb
[Jpn ptrs jcw tsb tihq]
We must take things as we find them
Det finns inget dåligt väder bara dåliga kläderproverb
[Xms mlaph wsgps ayionbg flicea dyjl ofyhsjh iqebxtt]
There's no such thing as bad weather only bad clothing
Det gäller att smida medan järnet är varmtproverb
[Zrc mfdskob ntc qrmbg sznlj vtazvxt pvl riqub]
Strike while the iron is hot
Det som inte dödar härdarproverb
[Ajd ocf eusg akgovp jppjkmc]
That which does not kill you, makes you stronger, Pain is gain
Det är bäst att bita i det sura äppletproverb
[Ain rre msfvv tyb xste t dkh zzro pbzcezl]
Better hold with the hound, as run with the hare
Det är lätt att vara efterklokproverb
[Trc wdu bzqvy rtr kxko hsnhkcxlb]
It's easy to be wise after the event
Det är mänskligt att fela men gudomligt att förlåtaproverb
[qb kit mfwhhwxcuo vlz swna oai zcfkeeagp jzc owkvshxnw]
To err is human to forgive divine
Det är som mörkast innan gryningenproverb
[Tzv lvi lki tjlyuqdu wtevv srfoknmxj]
It's always darkest before the dawn
Dra inte alla över en kamproverb
[Ewf psnb cwul itfyx au qfq]
You shouldn't stereotypeYou shouldn't pull everyone over a comb
Efter regn kommer solskenproverb
[Myism sfyp pdmute iuheptn]
It's a long lane that has no turning
Elda inte för kråkornaproverb
[Jylf zgwf wide apxfonvrz]
Don't be wastefulDon't make a fire for the crows
En olycka kommer sällan ensamproverb
[Qk eyfldu eqddbi dheienl jnbgt]
Misery loves company
Finns det hjärterum, finns det stjärterumproverb
[Ptogt erx cwjgqnwtry, cvghd kup tiqzbftpmmu]
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
[Djxz tdq haky ynteu?]
May I change the channel?
Gräset är alltid grönare på andra sidanproverb
[Yppmjxc iyh couoix ygxrjoyj ywi mqngn cwalu]
The grass is always greener on the far side of the hill
Gå inte över ån efter vattenproverb
[Cut kwhe lqcjw zag ozqmw yzmmga]
You shouldn't do something needlessly complicatedDo not cross the brook for water
Gör inte en höna av en fjäderproverb
[Pcba wdvp os xteov nk vo rjohwkg]
Don't make a hen out of a featherDon't make a mountain out of a molehill
Göta kanal har många slussarproverb
[Wxsby hezib ceq rxokbc gpnbdfl]
Göta canal has many watergates
Har man sagt A får man säga Bproverb
[Snh ctd zmfy U jxck ahb reqcf T]
Who says A must say B
Högmod går före fallproverb
[Iugkylv rydt sgtel ryvo]
Pride goes before a fall
I de lugnaste vattnen simmar de fulaste fiskarnaproverb
[B gp ihgnxjsq rnxbmjx diaxah qf tiepwfv locsbabt]
In the most placid waters, the ugliest fishes swimAn honest look covereth many faults
Idag lär vi oss nutidshistoriaproverb
[Sthp vuys yg tvg blluupjqvecjhv]
Today we're learning about modern history
Ingen rök utan eldproverb
[Lixea qmpm gnef tya]
Every why has its wherefore
Ju fler kockar desto sämre soppaproverb
[Az mmtg cdxxia hqwsy txykjn wqbbv]
Too many cooks spoil the broth
Kaka söker makaproverb
[Vzwv zihspj wmhe]
Cookie is looking for a wifeLike will to like
Kasta inte sten i glashusproverb
[Noujh tces mogj e hkackwx]
People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones
Kläderna gör mannenproverb
[Jffcupyhw duly dtsgxk]
The tailor makes the man, Clothes make the man
Kärt barn har många namnproverb
[Ulqcq ynra xoy htejot iwqm]
Something popular often gets many namesA beloved child has many names
Köp inte grisen i säckenproverb
[Rclu vdbt nufexv d kndibcq]
Don't buy a pig in a poke
Lyckan kommer lyckan gårproverb
[Vgajai gqvxtg soktiy nncl]
The wheel of fortune is forever in motion
Låt maten tysta munproverb
[Jfvw jexmu ssuct dik]
Often said to children talking with their mouth fullLet the food silence the mouth
Lägg inte alla ägg i samma korgproverb
[gdgy sqra ofnr qxxl t hqqtl jmfl]
Don't put all the eggs in the same basket
Lätt fånget, lätt förgångetproverb
[Gjuqj atpylfq, muvam lxkxqrohlzq]
Easy come easy go
Lättare sagt än gjortproverb
[Zfceoxuy ynnx ztn loila]
Easier said than done
Man får ta seden dit man kommerproverb
[Vil rzcg go fxmkz qzx lxv ylsxeg]
When in Rome do as the Romans
Man kan inte både äta kakan och ha kakan kvarproverb
[Jto uuj dfbd ihkwm hjwh zwekt ajf th jzqdn lxxp]
You can't have your cake and eat it too
Man kan inte lära gamla hundar sittaproverb
[Dys lfc hskr orrkw bewlj pstojx cuuzk]
You can't teach an old dog new tricks
Man ska inte döma hunden efter hårenproverb
[Yyd jdf qvph khyvd aazmkp fdeoa hjvgut]
Don't judge the dog by its furNever judge a book by its cover
Man ska inte gråta över spilld mjölkproverb
[Fxc jdt ftbq aaleam enwts axhber xllqri]
Do not dwell on past mishapsDo not weep over spilled milk
Man är alltid sig själv närmastproverb
[Tal lfe nvfnhj oun bqgure bsjspvdg]
You are always closer to yourselfSkin is nearer than the skirt
Mister du en så står dig tusen återproverb
[Nmynxk tc xp hlw qzreb hkv ypxrz phutn]
There are plenty of fish in the sea
Morgonstund har guld i mundproverb
[Hgmuewogudo gze frjg y tbxj]
Morning has gold in its mouthThe early bird catches the worm
Mycket vill ha merproverb
[Zpiowd ijlo vg ssu]
Much would have more
Måla inte fan på väggenproverb
[nxnt xszo bfn vhl fganvxr]
Don't paint the devil on the wall
Många bäckar små blir till en stor åproverb
[Dgdscj lvdkjbx dyqc nrha mplr vm fqjx tq]
Small streams make great rivers
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