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Noonya Olugero

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Ayeyereza omunafu, y'amulimya

L  One who taunts a lazy person ( an agricultural farmer) makes him work harder at his farm

M Constructive criticism can produce good results

Yongera Okumanya


Ayogera kalekeza, ng'omuganzi aloopa embuga

L  He talks nonstop like a favorite person reporting somebody at the chief's court

M A favourite person is unrestrained in the use of words when reporting somebody to the chief. On the contrary, an ordinary person has to use his words guardedly

Yongera Okumanya


Azaala omubi, y'amumanya

L  The parent of a child with undesirable behavior, knows his aptitudes and limitations

M Parents will discover ways if how to deal with difficult children. This is also true for one who works with difficult people

Yongera Okumanya


Azaala ow'obuwala, azaala n'owobulenzi

L  A parent of a girl, becomes the parent of a boy child

M When a young lady gets married her parents automatically become her husband's parents-in-law

Yongera Okumanya


Baana na baana, nga tewali akubye munne lubale

L  'Let the children settle their childish disputes' - one says so - if no one has been hit (or wounded) on the scalp

M A parent who permits the children to play freely,must still make sure that they do not injure themselves

Yongera Okumanya


Babikidde munafu, butalima

L  A Death Announcement for a Lazy person is a good excuse not to cultivate

M A Circumstance that prevents someone from doing their work is cheered by a Lazy person as an excuse not for not working as opposed to a hard working person who will see to it that the impediment is circumvented so that they can proceed with work

Yongera Okumanya


Bagala atabaala, tebagala muyombi

L  They like a warrior, they don't like a quarrelsome person

M People prefer a hardworking person to the one who stays at home and pick up quarrels

Yongera Okumanya


Bagoba minya. ng'ebikere bijja bisenvula?

L  They are chasing away the Lizards, yet the frogs keep moving closer?

M When you eliminate one nuisance, you don't replace it with another nuisance

Yongera Okumanya


Bakanaanise akagala, muk'omubbi okuzaala abalongo

L  "They have made her wear her desired bracelet' - when a thief's wife has borne twins

M An Act which would normally be considered immoral, or illegal, can sometimes be justified by unique circumstances

Yongera Okumanya


Bakabira mubikire, naye abakutukidde mu ngalo?

L  If that is how they are mourning for a person whose death was announced to them, how will they mourn if somebody dies in their arms

M A tragic incident witnessed in person, is a lot more horrifying than one which is reported

Yongera Okumanya


Bakokolo bageyana, nti erya munnange lye lisinga okuwunya

L  People with cancer sores backbite each other , each saying that the other person's sore has a more detestable smell

M When people are facing the same affliction, they will perceive the other person's situation worse than theirs

Yongera Okumanya


Bakugamba, nga y'akugamba

L  "They are telling you" - yet he is the one telling you

M Some people are shy to say somethings directly so they pretend that they have heard other saying this and that about you

Yongera Okumanya


Bakugoba mu nju, nti nnasula mu mulyango?

L  They are chasing you out of the house, but you are now insisting on sleeping in the doorway

M If you mistake is pointed out, you should not trivialize it by making baseless claims

Yongera Okumanya


Bakugobaganya n'ojja ewaffe, y'akuyita lubuna miryango

L  "If you are constantly being chased away, you are invited to come and stay with us' - is the one that calls you 'someone who loiters at house-entrance'

M Some invitations are insincere, such as the person who invites you into his house, only to later say that you perpetually searching for a place to stay

Yongera Okumanya


Bakuseera, takwazika

L  'You are being cheated' ('the goods are overpriced') - one who says so - does not lend you

M If you need an item you should not be discouraged by person who dissuades you from buying it; besides, somebody who owns a similar item may not be interested in lending it to you

Yongera Okumanya


Bakuseera mu katale, oyombesa kkubo

L  You are being cheated at the market, but you are now quarreling with the road

M Complaints should be addressed in the appropriate place when seeking justice

Yongera Okumanya


Bakyewuunya ng'omufumbo alya mu baddu

L  It is surprising' - when a married woman dines among servants

M Married woman are never expected to dine with servants. They have a social class and they are not supposed to stoop so low

Yongera Okumanya


Baleke baggwe akanyomagano, nga gw'oyagala yaali ku ngulu

L  'Let the stop despising each other' - if you favorite s the one on top

M A Person confident in his strength will challenge his adversary to a wrestling match, expecting to overpower him. As long as their favorite is winning, the onlookers will not interfere with the fight, as they will want the stronger of the two to emerge victorious

Yongera Okumanya


Baleke bogere, nga bamugambye ku gw'ayagala

L  'Let them talk' - if he is being told about the shortcomings of a favorite ( but doesn't want to listen)

M Criticizing somebody's loved one always falls on deaf ears

Yongera Okumanya


Baligeya nkoona, nga nze negendedde

L  They will talk about the back of my head but i would have been long gone

M People are free to say what they want when someone has gone, although their statements cannot alter the accomplishments of such a person

Yongera Okumanya

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