Igbo Idiom's Archive:2010
"Agwo emeghi nke o jiri buru agwo, umuaka ewere ya kechie nku."
"If a snake fails to show what it is,
little kids will use it in tying firewoods!"
"Ewu nwuru n'oba ji, obughi aguru gburu ya."
"A goat found dead in a barn full of Yams, did not die
because of hunger."
"Onye choro ka Oha gwa ya Okwu, n'esi n'mpi egbu Ehi"
"He who wants people to say something, starts killing a
cow from the horns"
"Akwukwo juru n'ohia, ma a baa a choba okazi."
"There are various leaves in the bush, but
people keep looking for okazi leaves."
"Otu Osisi anaghi eme ohia."
"A tree cannot make a forest."
"Uzu na-amaghi akpu ogene lee egbe anya n'odu."
"A blacksmith who does not know how to make a metal gong should
look at the tail of a Kite."
"Asi umuaka saba ahu, ha asaba afo ha."
"Children wash their stomach when asked to take their birth."
"Anaghi acho ihe na-akpa onye na-acho acho."
"You can't expect financial help from someone who doesn`t have!"
"Onye buru ihe na esi isi, ijiji esoro ya."
"If you are carrying a smelly substance, you will be visited by
"Kama mmanya ga-esere ogo na ogo okwu, ya waa n'uzo"
"If a pot of wine will cause problems between in-laws,
it is better for it to break on the way"
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