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Week:   41


Igbo:

"Agwo noro ibe ya na-enwe odu abuo."


English:

"Any snake that swallows another will have two tails."

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Week:   42


Igbo:

"Isi kotara ebu ka ebu na-agba."


English:

"It is the head that disturbs the wasp's hornets that gets most of the stings of the Wasps."

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Week:   43


Igbo:

"Anaghi eji akpata a tufuo aba Ogaranya."


English:

"You cannot become rich, if you are wasteful."

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Week:   44


Igbo:

"Udene na Egbe anaghi azo nri: Udene na-eri ozu; Egbe na-ebu n'ike."


English:

"Vulture and kite do not scramble for food: the vulture is a scavenger; the kite, a predator."

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Week:   45


Igbo:

"Anaghi eje akwa onye kwulu udo!"


English:

"No one attends the funeral of anyone that commits suicide."

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Week:   46


Igbo:

"O na-abu afu ihe ka ubi, e ree Oba."


English:

"If one encounters what is bigger than the farm, one sells the barn."

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Week:   47


Igbo:

"Ehi n'enweghi odu, O bu chi ya n'achuru ya Ijiji"


English:

"The god of a cow that lacks a tail, repels flies for it."

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Week:   48


Igbo:

"Nwaanyi muta ite ofe mmiri mmiri, di ya amuta ipi utara aka were suru ofe."


English:

"If a woman decides to make a watery soup, the husband will learn to dent the 'foofoo', before dipping it into the Sauce."

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Week:   49


Igbo:

"Okorobia onu-ntu na-egbunye n'akpa ndi ozo."


English:

"A chronic bachelor is working for other people."

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Week:   50


Igbo:

"Ijiji na-enweghi onye ndumodu, na-eso ozu ala n'ime ili."


English:

"A fly that has no adviser follows the corpse into the grave."

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Week:  51


Igbo:

"Ukpana na-ere n'oku si na ya na-agba mmanu."


English:

"A grasshopper, burning itself over fire, claims it is emitting oils."

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Week:  52


Igbo:

"Atulu na-acho ipu mpi jee jua ebune ka ekwo di ya."


English:

"A sheep that seeks to grow horns, should find out from the ram how painful its neck is."

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Week:  53


Igbo:

"Anaghi eji na aguu na-agu noo ukwara."


English:

"No one swallows sputum, just because of Hunger."



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