What Is A Proverb ?

What is a proverb ?

Proverbs are defined as simple expressions or pieces of advice that are used represent an obvious truth. The word proverb comes from the Latin word proverbium in which pro means “forth” and verbum means “word”, so proverb means the words put forth. These are also known as sayings. We come across proverbs in our daily life. And there are proverbs for almost every situation. Some common proverbs are Well begun is half done, Charity begins at home etc. Sometimes it is difficult to understand the entire explanation, thousands of words are simplified in one expression which is quick to grasp the true meaning. Watch the video below, to understand the sentence formation.

Some common proverbs English to Hindi

Below is the list of some common English proverbs along with their equivalent Hindi proverbs.

English Proverb Hindi Proverb
All eye for an eye जैसे को तैसा
All’s well that ends well अंत भला तो सब भला
A drowning man catches at a straw डूबते को तिनके का सहारा
The deeper the well, the sweeter the water जितना गुड़ डालोगे उतना ही मीठा होगा
Prevention is better than cure इलाज से परहेज अच्छा
Might is Right जिसकी लाठी उसकी भैंस
An empty vessel sounds much थोथा चना बाजे घना
A friend in need in friend indeed समय पर काम आने वाला ही सच्चा मित्र होता हैं
Hope sustains life जब तक सांस तब तक आस
He that is warm thinks all are so आप सुखी तो जग सुखी
Handsome is that handsome does अच्छा वही जो अच्छा कार्य करे
By leaps and bounds दिन दूनी रात चौगुनी
Add fuel to fire आग में घी डालना
Blow one’s own trumpet अपने मुँह मियाँ मिट्ठू
Make the best of both the worlds दोनों हाथ में लड्डू
Much cry and little wool राई का पहाड़ बनाना
Close Shave/ Narrow escape बाल-बाल बचना
Snake in the grass आस्तीन का सॉंप
True to One’s salt नमक हलाल
Icing on the cake सोने पे सुहागा
 One powerful blow is comparable to a hundred smaller blows. सौ सोनार की, एक लोहार की
a bad workman quarrels with his tools नाच ना जाने आँगन टेढा
Distant drums sound well दूर के ढोल सुहावने होते हैं
To the pure everything is pure मन चंगा तो कठौती में गंगा
Diamond cuts diamond लोहे को लोहा काटता हैं
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A traitor is the worst enemy घर का भेदी लंका ढावे
Haste makes waste जल्दी का काम शैतान का
Nothing succeeds like success चलती का नाम गाड़ी
Better late than never नहीं से हाँ भला
To rob Peter to pay Paul इसकी टोपी उसके सर
Earth’s joys and Heaven’s combined आम के आम, गुठलियों के दाम
It takes two to make a quarrel एक हाथ से ताली नहीं बजती
We’re between two fires आगे कुआँ पीछे खाई
Life is better than bags of gold जान बची लाखों पाए
An idle mind is the devil’s workshop खाली दिमाग शैतान का घर होता हैं
Many a little makes a mickle बूँद-बूँद से घड़ा भरता हैं
Better to be alone than in bad company बुरी संगत से अकेला भला
Where there is will, there is a way जहाँ चाह, वहाँ राह
One post to a hundred candidates एक अनार सौ बीमार
There is something wrong at the bottom दाल में कुछ काला हैं
Wisdom is better than strength अक्ल बड़ी या भैंस
Light reflects Light कर भला तो हो भला
Think before you speak पहले तोलो फिर बोलो
Let bygones be bygones बीती ताहि बिसार दे
It’s never too late to mend सुबह का भूला शाम को घर वापस आ जाये तो उसे भूला नहीं कहते.
It is money that buys the land बातों से पेट नहीं भरता
Do good and forget नेकी कर दरिया में डाल
Live and Let live जियो और जीने दो
Barking dogs seldom bite जो गरजते हैं वो बरसते नहीं
Time blunts the edge of grief वक़्त का मरहम सब घावों को भर देता हैं
You live in clover तुम्हारी पाँचो ऊंगलियां घी मे हैं
Greed is a Curse लालच बुरी बला हैं
Saving is getting बचाया सो कमाया
A nine days’ wonder चार दिन की चांदनी

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