Archive by category Proverbs

Lende nkukankhana-(ci-Chewa)

Lende nkukankhana-(ci-Chewa)

Literal translation To move a seesaw needs reciprocation Contextual interpretation In order for a relationship to blossom, you need to help each other. …

Kupa nkhupaika (Tumbuka)

Kupa nkhupaika (Tumbuka)

Literal translation: To give is to hang Contextual interpretation: Those who give freely will receive more in return. You will always be compensated in one way …

Kupa nkwaanzika (Ci-Tonga)

Kupa nkwaanzika (Ci-Tonga)

Literal translation: To give is to hang (hang clothes) Contextual Interpretation: Those who give freely, more is given to them in return. You will always be …

Phoko yahwa yapangiza ikwavo – (Luvale)

Phoko yahwa yapangiza ikwavo – (Luvale)

LITERAL TRANSLATION A knife that is already sharp should be used to sharpen the blunt one. CONTEXTUAL INTERPRETATION A person who is trained or has knowledge …