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#21 User is offline   dequeen 

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 03:42 PM

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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Posted 04 March 2015 - 03:44 PM

Na packaging make prince look commoner.
Trans: am not really sure what this means.
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Posted 06 March 2015 - 08:01 PM

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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Posted 06 March 2015 - 08:03 PM

No matter how yansh smart reach, breast dey first am enter house
Trans: what will be will be
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Posted 09 March 2015 - 03:34 AM

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

Translation: Use wisdom

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 08:32 PM

Chicken wey them dey give food everyday , no be out of love na for Christmas.

Translation: The fact that a person is your friend does not mean they like you, they could have evil agendas.
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Posted 01 May 2015 - 02:51 PM

I am so confused! Or is the aim to have sayings that make no sense with translations from real proverbs
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Posted 01 May 2015 - 05:19 PM

View PostMilad, on 01 May 2015 - 02:51 PM, said:

I am so confused! Or is the aim to have sayings that make no sense with translations from real proverbs

Lol the sayings do make sense,albeit in context. Those meanings are derived from those sayings. Problem is if you do not understand the context of the proverbs/sayings then they'll never make meaning to you. For example you have to completely understand pidgin English to even get the gist of the sayings.
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Posted 01 May 2015 - 05:24 PM

Na playplay clap take dey enta dance

Translation: a situation could escalate quickly if not watched.
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Posted 01 May 2015 - 05:26 PM

Na today yarsh dey back? ee don tey.

Translation: there's nothing new under the sun that hasn't been seen before.
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Posted 01 May 2015 - 09:55 PM

Ogoro must jump/stammerer must mention eem papa name.

Translation. All eventualities must come to pass.
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Posted 02 May 2017 - 02:41 AM

*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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Posted 02 May 2017 - 05:56 AM

View Postflyj, on 02 May 2017 - 02:41 AM, said:

[size="***"]*No matter how hot your temper be,e no fit boil beans. English translation: Calm down, your temper won’t solve the problem.[/size]

Hahahahaha. Nice one!
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Posted 10 May 2017 - 02:28 PM

Wetyn eye see mouth must yarn" meaning for Nigeria nothing like mind your business all the business na OUR business :unsure:/>
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Posted 10 May 2017 - 05:30 PM

Lol
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