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Igbo Idiom of the week





Week:  20


Igbo:

"Nwata na ebe Oke mbere mbere, Odighi onye ma mbge eji egbu ya"


English:

"For a child who cries always, it is difficult to know when he is really undergoing serious pains"




Week:  19


Igbo:

"Oke Osisi daa, umu nnunu eju ohia"


English:

"If a big tree falls, birds will scatter in the bush"




Week:  18


Igbo:

"Nwa Ehi sekpuru ala onuta nne ya ara"


English:

"If a calf wants to get enough milk from the mother, it has to kneel down"




Week:  17


Igbo:

"Inagba oso, ka eghi tigbuo onye?"


English:

"If you are running out of the way, whom do you want the Bull to hit?"




Week:  16


Igbo:

"Agwo otu onye huru nadi ka obu eke!"


English:

"A snake seen only by one person usually looks like a python!"




Week:  15


Igbo:

"Nwata bunie nna ya enu, ogodo aghachie ya anya!"


English:

"If a child lifts its father up, his wrapper will cover its eyes!"




Week:  14


Igbo:

"Agwo n'atu mbe n'ebibi onu ya!"


English:

"A snake pecking the shell of a tortoise, is only harming its mouth!"




Week:  13


Igbo:

"Anaghi akpu nwoke isi na azu ya!"


English:

"A man cannot be shaved in his absence!"




Week:  12


Igbo:

"Mmuo ndi na-efe, bu ihe na-egbu ha"


English:

"The deity that people worship, usually kills them"




Week:  11


Igbo:

"Mbe si na ihe ya ji-achiri ihe egwu ya aga njem bu maka izute ndiegwu"


English:

"Tortoise said that it travels with its musical instruments in case it meets with other musicians."



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