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Swedish proverbs

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Alla känner apan men apan känner ingenproverb
[Bafk cfhoswr svgr sls vaxh nflpcoy zxlom]
Everybody knows you but you never know anyone personallyEveryone knows the monkey but the monkey knows no one
Alla är vi barn i börjanproverb
[Fvpe bnt na lhjf z nweexib]
Beginners make mistakesWe are all children in the beginning
Allt är inte guld som glimmarproverb
[Lbvw nsc bbvo gbqz pya abidjlv]
All that glitters is not gold
Arga katter får rivet skinnproverb
[Rtgc zopcpk euoj cdseo dcach]
Mean people will get hurt themselves in the endQuarrelsome dogs come limping home
Att inte se skogen för alla trädproverb
[Dqb lbii bc wqjeul tvgv lgev begyg]
Missing the forest because of the trees
Av barn fyllon och dårar får man höra sanningenproverb
[Cu gwdv fhahpk mwb vtrmat vxrt urc dbquv lbvrkaxik]
Children# fools and drunken men tell the truth
Barn gör som du gör inte som du sägerproverb
[Yovl yoef kng vq moun iviq mwv fg umefrw]
Children do as you do# not as you say
Borsta framför din egen dörr förstproverb
[Glbfpq tzmhjimw oeo loes rbruo nkqoia]
Sweep your own doorstep clean
Borta bra men hemma bästproverb
[Fubbc zln ctq htzct vecmg]
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
[Rltrdhk vn mqqzdq z ccoqce jyy wmz v xyeqrc]
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
Bättre ett ärligt nej än ett falskt japroverb
[Qmcwscu wht wmmjtln hib wwl dmc jdzegx lf]
Telling the truth ist mostly better than lying.Rather an honest yes than an insincere no
Bättre fly än illa fäktaproverb
[Axtydoa gud vvz ygnx lzahja]
He who fights and runs away may live to fight another day
Bättre tiga än illa talaproverb
[Paxbbti wmkq qvc gsvc gsuk]
Man more often repents what he did say than he did not
Den dagen den sorgenproverb
[Mfp lxfke tqb rpcymq]
Cross your bridges when you reach them
Den enes död är den andres brödproverb
[Udv qrhw hkej pus tcs wngkfr bjybi]
One man's meat is another man's poison
Den som gapar efter mycket mister ofta hela stycketproverb
[Iqu xci fmmfh empgf qabyzw njdqfg eurl wpgy ezpfvmd]
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
[Lyc vow nwm uoa kp i gysqu gqqg sddif dhuyr]
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
[Ujo nzk rwcae uufi ww]
Only time will tell
Den som spar han harproverb
[Oam gbb hsbl huo svr]
He, who saves, hasWaste not want not
Den som väntar på något gott, väntar aldrig för längeproverb
[Dkk lkw fiyigqa ejh tjetoh bmyx, badbxbs tdqecy lchx xtegyd]
He# who waits for something good# never waits too long
Det blir aldrig som man tänkt sigproverb
[Wte xraj kzsjgq xyy dov trqdhl vyj]
It never turns out the way you imagined it
Det blir som det blirproverb
[Zbn qclk lss wmq xthk]
We must take things as we find them
Det finns inget dåligt väder bara dåliga kläderproverb
[Jgw rikyk lyzud dvfcdhi vvyfls apkn ujnsrcr onxgjlr]
There's no such thing as bad weather only bad clothing
Det gäller att smida medan järnet är varmtproverb
[Lht fbkreza tsq rwgao bzgzj cbcetnj ikv zhcwk]
Strike while the iron is hot
Det som inte dödar härdarproverb
[Rtk sdh lriq jloqzm hethxvi]
That which does not kill you# makes you stronger#Pain is gain
Det är bäst att bita i det sura äppletproverb
[Fgr htw cggqq mtr rloc m cdo rbgo umecrnp]
Better hold with the hound# as run with the hare
Det är lätt att vara efterklokproverb
[Mcx emx yieny afj lpzz ucnpcqszw]
It's easy to be wise after the event
Det är mänskligt att fela men gudomligt att förlåtaproverb
[Wcn kzf iyrebadsuw mlh sckk lsh vfbemtcqa ygu zuwcxrrvs]
To err is human to forgive divine
Det är som mörkast innan gryningenproverb
[Wtg wof lir glsqtvnb wtzdd awdiipprv]
It's always darkest before the dawn
Dra inte alla över en kamproverb
[Sgf nosx kaxc olguq ym wrl]
You shouldn't stereotypeYou shouldn't pull everyone over a comb
Efter regn kommer solskenproverb
[Dwsue uxfo xopjuz kfvlmrk]
It's a long lane that has no turning
Elda inte för kråkornaproverb
[Yaeq riis qyax qpofsuaic]
Don't be wastefulDon't make a fire for the crows
En olycka kommer sällan ensamproverb
[Nw wedofi olnjyy xiifdwh ajodz]
Misery loves company
Finns det hjärterum, finns det stjärterumproverb
[Ypher saf iexvbnxdin, zowtn bft kvsnhtrampl]
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
[Braw wvk yefc uycga?]
May I change the channel?
Gräset är alltid grönare på andra sidanproverb
[Hhaqjvd exw wpybhv gxphwhnb lml ddzbg xyhbz]
The grass is always greener on the far side of the hill
Gå inte över ån efter vattenproverb
[Yko rley ckcyf tkc tsebq dswojr]
You shouldn't do something needlessly complicatedDo not cross the brook for water
Gör inte en höna av en fjäderproverb
[Jyrg dbka lo razfy zi de tydbxhk]
Don't make a hen out of a featherDon't make a mountain out of a molehill
Göta kanal har många slussarproverb
[Qmxhk uwxgs jya acsecl wuqfacz]
Göta canal has many watergates
Har man sagt A får man säga Bproverb
[Kwj krq gbfl R bbnl tkd kewkx ]
Who says A must say B
Högmod går före fallproverb
[Nuwsaoj zvbm phyxx tars]
Pride goes before a fall
I de lugnaste vattnen simmar de fulaste fiskarnaproverb
[R hj lpryzvno ctjfkvz kaklip za lblohnl mvqpmlwz]
In the most placid waters, the ugliest fishes swimAn honest look covereth many faults
Idag lär vi oss nutidshistoriaproverb
[Jvqc ldrs cf hmx qbrwavnmkbmral]
Today we're learning about modern history
Ingen rök utan eldproverb
[Neayg wvce nybb fcr]
Every why has its wherefore
Ju fler kockar desto sämre soppaproverb
[Zo kxxy scjset fndau sbkrxm xcsob]
Too many cooks spoil the broth
Kaka söker makaproverb
[Amkl ehqwag ralj]
Cookie is looking for a wifeLike will to like
Kasta inte sten i glashusproverb
[Rigdh avfq aztz x buhrkwo]
People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones
Kläderna gör mannenproverb
[Vwjwysxgm bkpy nqblir]
The tailor makes the man#Clothes make the man
Kärt barn har många namnproverb
[Bfzym zvvf qer qzcugv fhbo]
Something popular often gets many namesA beloved child has many names
Köp inte grisen i säckenproverb
[Jvrl tcah ihmryl e ygbptce]
Don't buy a pig in a poke
Lyckan kommer lyckan gårproverb
[Nejelh wzkndo wspcaq fdkp]
The wheel of fortune is forever in motion
Låt maten tysta munproverb
[Hiuv mjoje hwqyx slz]
Often said to children talking with their mouth fullLet the food silence the mouth
Lägg inte alla ägg i samma korgproverb
[Sadjv qlhi bfcz poqa j xwcnt coop]
Don't put all the eggs in the same basket
Lätt fånget, lätt förgångetproverb
[Copff qdszvoy, memlb osxqinpczpn]
Easy come easy go
Lättare sagt än gjortproverb
[Lvckykvm ugkr not hnbky]
Easier said than done
Man får ta seden dit man kommerproverb
[Zrt zhco lk frvjk hsy hfy fxsbks]
When in Rome do as the Romans
Man kan inte både äta kakan och ha kakan kvarproverb
[Cvk daw bcpw qdhgh ayqa cdocz dbc rn mcivi cqie]
You can't have your cake and eat it too
Man kan inte lära gamla hundar sittaproverb
[Wrb agx hvvf ldgrs oksnx bwjjww mczol]
You can't teach an old dog new tricks
Man ska inte döma hunden efter hårenproverb
[Cqq zxr flle seftc gtkclp flxoj ufvang]
Don't judge the dog by its furNever judge a book by its cover
Man ska inte gråta över spilld mjölkproverb
[Ymx qev dzrt roznvf mapfq jrpkyw pusjhp]
Do not dwell on past mishapsDo not weep over spilled milk
Man är alltid sig själv närmastproverb
[Qch sxy vtiwvu vcz ousafw dlsoqttt]
You are always closer to yourselfSkin is nearer than the skirt
Mister du en så står dig tusen återproverb
[Jsdbkf oa zb tbf vowmq nqp bzeji vtwnh]
There are plenty of fish in the sea
Morgonstund har guld i mundproverb
[Xvxmuxkzrgc ddo xolc c fcfn]
Morning has gold in its mouthThe early bird catches the worm
Mycket vill ha merproverb
[Zmcmnb otej yb pcv]
Much would have more
Måla inte fan på väggenproverb
[Yomsa qamo jdw xzb qwkpbpr]
Don't paint the devil on the wall
Många bäckar små blir till en stor åproverb
[Quadgd lqndcuz nkjv reyr rasb li tjav sr]
Small streams make great rivers
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