Tag: proverbs

    Yorùbá:  Ẹni tó ni fìlà kò lóri, ẹni tó lóri kó ni fìlà.   English:  The person who has cap has no head, and the one who has head has no cap.   Usage:  It is used to…

  Yorùbá:  Ẹni nwá orí ahun, tí nwá ẹsẹ̀ ahun, odi-n-di ahun ni yóò rà.   English:  He who is looking for the head of a tortoise, and also looking for the legs of a tortoise will better buy a…

  Yorùbá:  Ẹni iyá rẹ̀ ò ta asọ, yóò ta nǹkan míì.   English:  He whose mother does not sell clothes, will sell other things.   Usage:  It is used to express the fact that everybody is unique in their…

  Yorùbá: Dàndógó kọjá à á binu dá? English: Dàndógó* surpasses what can be acquired in annoyance. Usage: This proverb is used to explain the fact that great exploits are not attained easily. That successes do not come cheaply, but…