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Nigerian Pidgin Proverbs And Translations

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Abystacy

I saw this and I felt the need to share, it's only in naija that you get something like this.

 

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.

 

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

 

 

Every mallam with im own kettle

Translation: Every man for himself

 

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

 

The cassava today fit be gari tomorrow

Translation:No condition is permanent

 

 

You no need cutlery to chop slap

Translation: You don’t need my translation to understand this

Keep it rolling ladies..let's see what we've got. .lol

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Missmart

Hahahaha....It makes sense..

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FlyJ

Lol...too funny.

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Abystacy

Lol. Don't just laugh, please try and participate let's see what we've got up our sleeve.

 

Opolo eye no be open eye

Translation: Having Big eyes doesn’t make you civilized.

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FlyJ

Cow wey dey in a hurry to go America go come back as corn beef.

 

English translation: Just be patient. Let the game come to you. Don’t rush!

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FlyJ

Today’s newspaper na tomorrow Suya wrap.

 

English translation: Keep calm! Nothing lasts forever.

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dequeen

hahahaha!!! all so funny.

Better soup na money kill am.

 

Translation: High quality costs good money.

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dequeen

One day bushmeat go catch the hunter.

 

Translation: what goes around comes back around.

 

Wetin concern agbero with overload?

Translation: Mind your business / or so....I don't know

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FlyJ

The water wey dem use take make eba can never be recovered back.

 

English translation: Don’t cry over spilled milk

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dequeen

The koboko wey dem use beat d first wife na d same one dem go use beat d second wife.

 

Translation: Look before you leap

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Abystacy

If person too tey for party e go follow dem wash plate

Translation: Don’t overstay your welcome.

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FlyJ

No matter how hot your temper be, e no fit boil beans.

 

English translation: Calm down, your temper won’t solve the problem.

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dequeen

Cow wey no get tail, na God dey chase him fly.

 

Translation: God protects the helpless and defenseless.

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Helena

I saw this and I felt the need to share, it's only in naija that you get something like this.

 

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.

 

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

 

 

Every mallam with im own kettle

Translation: Every man for himself

 

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

 

The cassava today fit be gari tomorrow

Translation:No condition is permanent

 

 

You no need cutlery to chop slap

Translation: You don’t need my translation to understand this

Keep it rolling ladies..let's see what we've got. .lol

 

 

Really crazy..lol

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FlyJ

The difference between kpekere and plantain chips na packaging

 

English translation: Don’t judge based on appearance alone

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daftpunk

I tire no be lazy

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Skills

At all at all na him bad- translation- it's better to try n fail rather than not attempting at all.

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Skills

I tire no be lazy

lol..translation nko?...where u chuk ur head sef...na wa o...e be like say person don put u for work again lol..e nor good o..no chop alone o..let ur person know how far na..hehehehe. :)/>

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Mide

Pikin wey him mama no go sleep, him sef no go sleep... Meaning, you don't disrupt another person's peace and expect to be peaceful

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daftpunk

lol..translation nko?...where u chuk ur head sef...na wa o...e be like say person don put u for work again lol..e nor good o..no chop alone o..let ur person know how far na..hehehehe. :)/>/>

Meeen I haf tire of it all

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dequeen

Na condition make crayfish bend.

Trans: the person is where they are (often unsuccessful) because of the circumstances they've been through.

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dequeen

Na packaging make prince look commoner.

Trans: am not really sure what this means.

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Rencie

No matter how lizard do press up reach,e no fit get chst like alligator

Trans: Beproud of who you are

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Rencie

No matter how yansh smart reach, breast dey first am enter house

Trans: what will be will be

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FlyJ

Mosquito wey bite man for blokos na sofeley we dey take kill am.

 

Translation: Use wisdom

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