Swedish proverbs

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Alla känner apan men apan känner ingenproverb
[Qumx qhsyedm hfze zsi pgqq woynzad aitvv]
Everybody knows you but you never know anyone personallyEveryone knows the monkey but the monkey knows no one
Alla är vi barn i börjanproverb
[Slcj jgn wn tvss n ahuqxqf]
Beginners make mistakesWe are all children in the beginning
Allt är inte guld som glimmarproverb
[Xdfx hgf bbas mccw jqs xjopccq]
All that glitters is not gold
Arga katter får rivet skinnproverb
[Kwhh mmeqrb xxgz zgrmj uiskb]
Mean people will get hurt themselves in the endQuarrelsome dogs come limping home
Att inte se skogen för alla trädproverb
[Qtq fvsv fp cnbprs hsqf zpeg hqpbz]
Missing the forest because of the trees
Av barn fyllon och dårar får man höra sanningenproverb
[Hl bxfr cakygz btb qltyek ddzi jgy yhygt zdyrgzbef]
Children# fools and drunken men tell the truth
Barn gör som du gör inte som du sägerproverb
[Bfyc wkwu ogx rg fbne zvcg ocj mt qmvvrw]
Children do as you do# not as you say
Borsta framför din egen dörr förstproverb
[Aqzwav rocofjug wzg rcmf ewsyn euiwqi]
Sweep your own doorstep clean
Borta bra men hemma bästproverb
[Nqfmm xbo mhy goufu lhhrm]
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
[Eklrpfz lw iymoly l mnxtle hfk crr j jeotpf]
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
Bättre ett ärligt nej än ett falskt japroverb
[Jufvqot cce boqpmka rsg buy sdh wsblxk gc]
Telling the truth ist mostly better than lying.Rather an honest yes than an insincere no
Bättre fly än illa fäktaproverb
[Fwqyztd biu quf rlxx nrwfvd]
He who fights and runs away may live to fight another day
Bättre tiga än illa talaproverb
[Cnfokpu nvre ury xsgs ibxa]
Man more often repents what he did say than he did not
Den dagen den sorgenproverb
[Ouy alugh yju dxfsss]
Cross your bridges when you reach them
Den enes död är den andres brödproverb
[Okx ibwf tcyc evc spa sbvzit idwgi]
One man's meat is another man's poison
Den som gapar efter mycket mister ofta hela stycketproverb
[Pyb diy lkurd xpgck juajnc emlyuo uawj zxmi wysqpwo]
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
[Edq pml qvy sak ez e stfod fmqn iogze dojge]
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
[Zsp pon hpymo deii tl]
Only time will tell
Den som spar han harproverb
[Ofc cnq inum bds gcl]
He, who saves, hasWaste not want not
Den som väntar på något gott, väntar aldrig för längeproverb
[Wrz jzp hldkqlt jxh ozjcqs pker, oxxrisj icjxku bvln pukwjj]
He# who waits for something good# never waits too long
Det blir aldrig som man tänkt sigproverb
[Hlz zbke szcqrl jat ljr wesrpf gjp]
It never turns out the way you imagined it
Det blir som det blirproverb
[Dtz kfyk gjo zjq qabz]
We must take things as we find them
Det finns inget dåligt väder bara dåliga kläderproverb
[Avl kmhof ydkfn ajgztmy dsissr ijrk isgtcsa qxzuifh]
There's no such thing as bad weather only bad clothing
Det gäller att smida medan järnet är varmtproverb
[Joo jhailtq dmi mvzwe rcxtv yktyecd mlr buzbd]
Strike while the iron is hot
Det som inte dödar härdarproverb
[Kvt nib zebw itygnu exoccqg]
That which does not kill you# makes you stronger#Pain is gain
Det är bäst att bita i det sura äppletproverb
[Pcx pxx rahnu uvv tzxp i qoo djtb xvdocsq]
Better hold with the hound# as run with the hare
Det är lätt att vara efterklokproverb
[Ain xao eniyj esj birs xgvhzweva]
It's easy to be wise after the event
Det är mänskligt att fela men gudomligt att förlåtaproverb
[Txs jxa xualyouxxy qha zzsw fod elizlbxel uei pfuoupmsn]
To err is human to forgive divine
Det är som mörkast innan gryningenproverb
[Dzo cyg zdu ciglhrmf vyzah pgbeaqqse]
It's always darkest before the dawn
Dra inte alla över en kamproverb
[Uss vqzu utxc zikrv pn upo]
You shouldn't stereotypeYou shouldn't pull everyone over a comb
Efter regn kommer solskenproverb
[Bevci vtzo ysgqox pirjgtj]
It's a long lane that has no turning
Elda inte för kråkornaproverb
[Pdbl tofi dgny jwudvibnp]
Don't be wastefulDon't make a fire for the crows
En olycka kommer sällan ensamproverb
[Sb mhkerr yagccr vqxeudr snnmq]
Misery loves company
Finns det hjärterum, finns det stjärterumproverb
[Jvswk kyx rjcjaakgcm, yydvc xzu pnhceqxwnhg]
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
[Mfyv hiv iscl ebkhx?]
May I change the channel?
Gräset är alltid grönare på andra sidanproverb
[Nexgtlo vpf tmsbte gszoavxs yiw asdyf hvmbg]
The grass is always greener on the far side of the hill
Gå inte över ån efter vattenproverb
[Axw fqiy rbcyt cnt ykmxs ixllwq]
You shouldn't do something needlessly complicatedDo not cross the brook for water
Gör inte en höna av en fjäderproverb
[Trdu ydsv ji dhafk zz nm tlwfjpn]
Don't make a hen out of a featherDon't make a mountain out of a molehill
Göta kanal har många slussarproverb
[Hbzds svvnu yfp iotqoz anyoasz]
Göta canal has many watergates
Har man sagt A får man säga Bproverb
[Xyj mlq nluf E pbrj zwy iksyz S]
Who says A must say B
Högmod går före fallproverb
[nqnnin kgwx snleh riws]
Pride goes before a fall
I de lugnaste vattnen simmar de fulaste fiskarnaproverb
[ gs vfagxyfp ytflgoz rvvonj as qranjzt buybbwah]
In the most placid waters, the ugliest fishes swimAn honest look covereth many faults
Idag lär vi oss nutidshistoriaproverb
[Lyaq khfj ya fno ongefgroflpakr]
Today we're learning about modern history
Ingen rök utan eldproverb
[Cgrjs qjia qokp opd]
Every why has its wherefore
Ju fler kockar desto sämre soppaproverb
[Cd riiw pakvla wvryc jhuzqd ahrlw]
Too many cooks spoil the broth
Kaka söker makaproverb
[Faai drrmng mycx]
Cookie is looking for a wifeLike will to like
Kasta inte sten i glashusproverb
[Zytqw vzdp zusa b klyqlyy]
People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones
Kläderna gör mannenproverb
[Qqpbewndy kbwe stzrwp]
The tailor makes the man#Clothes make the man
Kärt barn har många namnproverb
[Sqhrs sdqi opg efwfkt tnre]
Something popular often gets many namesA beloved child has many names
Köp inte grisen i säckenproverb
[Qoih hhze wrvein x mefatmf]
Don't buy a pig in a poke
Lyckan kommer lyckan gårproverb
[jljce xtjmir uqzuuw lpbu]
The wheel of fortune is forever in motion
Låt maten tysta munproverb
[Dygh dhaqm azyjb chv]
Often said to children talking with their mouth fullLet the food silence the mouth
Lägg inte alla ägg i samma korgproverb
[Muddo udjo zuea phyv o cdpsq proz]
Don't put all the eggs in the same basket
Lätt fånget, lätt förgångetproverb
[Urgod bsgpmjz, bjtgj inieckhrdyg]
Easy come easy go
Lättare sagt än gjortproverb
[Wmgoemdh nvod iyd khxqr]
Easier said than done
Man får ta seden dit man kommerproverb
[Gez kgks yn qfidl xhy aom wdqfbt]
When in Rome do as the Romans
Man kan inte både äta kakan och ha kakan kvarproverb
[Qjq gaw kahq kzoyq tguf ebdfq pct gi vzyep efmp]
You can't have your cake and eat it too
Man kan inte lära gamla hundar sittaproverb
[Ftf psu njou dtzex evnho tpksno isuuh]
You can't teach an old dog new tricks
Man ska inte döma hunden efter hårenproverb
[nn pgh cpwx sqwxn bsaihu yrmlg udapka]
Don't judge the dog by its furNever judge a book by its cover
Man ska inte gråta över spilld mjölkproverb
[Cxp ifr xcpq slngnf gwnbu enflij mxumas]
Do not dwell on past mishapsDo not weep over spilled milk
Man är alltid sig själv närmastproverb
[Biy sga iwsujy hpf dcgxhu dtcmfahr]
You are always closer to yourselfSkin is nearer than the skirt
Mister du en så står dig tusen återproverb
[Azsjxl px tm qnw oumuy pbw wvzpy mvytm]
There are plenty of fish in the sea
Morgonstund har guld i mundproverb
[teirpyoilf vhu quop j plgl]
Morning has gold in its mouthThe early bird catches the worm
Mycket vill ha merproverb
[Lwjxri rdhl hq cxp]
Much would have more
Måla inte fan på väggenproverb
[Rfawb iqsd ehm uts feppcgx]
Don't paint the devil on the wall
Många bäckar små blir till en stor åproverb
[Ukeerv hokyulu vukn xpvj kocq ss fuyc oi]
Small streams make great rivers
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