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Igbo Idiom's Archive:2010



Week:  40


Igbo:

"Onye na amaghi ebe oga ebide aka, na ebide ya na ikpere"


English (Literally):

"A man who has no where to put his hand for support puts it on his own knees."




Week:  38 - 39


Igbo:

"Agwa ojoo gbaa afo, ogho omenala!"


English (Literally):

"If a bad habit is allowed to lasts more than a year, it might become a custom!"




Week:  37


Igbo:

"Oji oso agbakwuru ogu amaghi na ogu bu onwu!"


English (Literally):

"One who runs to join a war does not realize that war is death!"




Week:  35 and 36


Igbo:

"Nwata kwo aka osoru okenye rie nni!"


English (Literally):

"If a young fellow washes his hands he can eat with an old fellow!"




Week:  34


Igbo:

"Ome nta ome imo, ya gwuo ala liye onwe ya!"


English (Literally):

"A man who believes that he can do everything, let him dig a grave and bury himself!"




Week:  31, 32 and 33


Igbo:

"Eburu Ozu onye ozo, ya di ka ebu ukwu Nku!"


English (Literally):

"A dead body looks like a log of wood to non relatives!"



We thank you all for your time and patience during the loss of our dearly beloved brother and member. The weekly Idioms will continue as usual again.

         -ICF Web Team




Week:  30


Igbo:

"Mgbe mmadu na akwa mmadu, ka ona akwa onwe ya!"


English (Literally):

"As you participate in a funeral ceremony of someone dead, you are indirectly preparing for your own funeral!"




Week:  29


Igbo:

"Iwe nwanne, anaghi eru n'okpukpu!"


English (Literally):

"Anger against a brother is felt in the flesh, not in the bone!"




Week:  28


Igbo:

"Nwanyi umu iri, macha ihe nile mere nabali!"


English (Literally):

"A woman with ten children, knows almost everything that happens during the night!"




Week:  27


Igbo:

" E lelia nwa ite, ya agbanyuo oku.!"


English (Literally):

"If you neglect a small pot, it boils over and extinguishes the fire!"




Week:  26


Igbo:

"Egbuo dike n'ogu uno, oruo n'ogu agu elote ya!"


English:

"If a warrior is killed during skirmishes at home, he will be remembered during war with outsiders!"




Week:  25


Igbo:

"Onye gbuniru asu enu, n'agbu onwe ya asu n'iru!"


English:

"He who spits towards the sky is spitting on his own face!"




Week:  24


Igbo:

"O yiri anaghi eyi agu!"


English:

"Nothing is a replica of a tiger"




Week:  23


Igbo:

"Agwo n'agba, o naghi aghara ogwudugwu ya"


English:

"When a snake is running away, it does take care of its whole lenght"




Week:  22


Igbo:

"Nwayo nwayo, ka eji aracha ofe di oku."


English:

"Hot and, or peppery soup is taken very slowly."




Week:  21


Igbo:

"Ewu mmadu abuo nwere na-ehi ura na ezi."


English:

"A goat owned by two people tends to sleep outside."




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