Nigerian Pidgin Proverbs And Translations
Man wey naked no dey put hand for pocket
Translation: You can’t do something if there are no certain conditions in place.
Akara and moin moin get the same parent, na wetin dey pass tru make dem diffrent
Translation: How you start doesn’t matter, what matters is how you finish.
Wetin concern agbero with twitter handle or malu with face cap?
Translation: Mind your business.
If life dey show you pepper, my guy make pepper soup
Translation: Make something good out of a bad experience
I get am before No be property
Translation: stop living in the past and start living in the present.
If person too tey for party e go follow dem wash plate
Translation: Don’t overstay your welcome
Rolling stone of course na person push am now!
Translation: There is always a reason for something
Craze no hard to form, na the trekking be wahala
Translation: Easier said than done
No matter how hot your tempa be, e no fit boil beans.
Translation:Calm down,your temper won’t solve the problem
Every mallam with im own kettle
Translation: Every man for himself
Opolo eye no be open eye
Translation: Having Big eyes doesn’t make you civilized.
Bring suya, bring suya. na cow body dey suffer am.
Translation: Every action has a consequence
Escort me, Escort me, na im slave trade take start.
Translation: Serious things sometimes start like a joke
Pikin wen use agbada take start guy go talk wetin e go wear wen e old.
Translation: Slow and steady wins the race
Nearly no dey kill bird.
Translation: It’s either you have it or you don’t
Fly wey no get special adviser na im dey follow dead bodi enta grave
Translation: Don’t stay ignorant
No matter how lizard dey do press up, e no go get chest like aligator
Translation:Be proud of who you are
The cassava today fit be gari tomorrow
Translation:No condition is permanent
Fowl wey dem carry put for head no dey know say to waka na work.
Translation: A dependant would not know the value of what he/she is enjoying.
You no need cutlery to chop slap
Translation: You don’t need my translation to understand this