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Akuweera omwanna, akira nnakwagadde

L  One who gives to your child, is better than one who says 'I love you'

M An Act of generosity to your child, is appreciated more than an expression of love to you

Yongera Okumanya


Akuyisa enkya, omuyisa eggulo

L  One who overtakes you in the morning: you can overtake them in the afternoon

M Everyone is capable of excelling at something,even a person that nobody expects to have any talent

Yongera Okumanya


Akwaata empola atuuka wala,nnawolovu atuuka ku kibuga

L  One who treas with caution goes so far: a chameleon reaches the city

M It is better to do something carefully that to rush and make mistakes

Yongera Okumanya


Akwatulira akira akugeya

L  One who speaks to you openly is better than one who talks behind your back

M Always be open with people

Yongera Okumanya


Akyogera si y'akireeta,omukazi tayita njala kugwa

L  One who talks about something doesn't cause it to happen to happen

M Sometmes people talk about things as if they can cause it to happen. Somethings are simply devine

Yongera Okumanya


Alekerera amalira ge, asuula njala

L  One who neglects his meal, goes to bed hungry

M A constant neglect of one's meals is dangerous to one's health

Yongera Okumanya


Aleeta engombo, y'agidibya

L  One who starts a style - speech, dress etc is the one who takes it out of vogue


Yongera Okumanya


Aliggula n'aliggala, bonna babwenkyanya (obusungu)

L  The one who closed the path and the other attempting to reopen it by force: both are equally angry

M Forced actions are caused by bitterness, or irritation and they prove constant retaliation

Yongera Okumanya


Alima ne bba, taba munafu

L  One who cultivates - in the garden- with the husband is not Lazy

M A woman who works alongside her husband is constantly trying to prove her worth and abilities

Yongera Okumanya


Alina nnyina omuto, tabulwaako kitaawe

L  A Person with a maternal aunt, cannot fail o have a father

M The husband of a maternal aunt is considered to be one's father

Yongera Okumanya


Alumiririlwa, y'aggulawo

L  The Most concerned person is the one who opens the door

M The person most eager to start a job or embark on a journey is the first to exist the door;if it is a dance, he will be the first to get on the floor.If it is a meeting they will be the first to speak

Yongera Okumanya


Amanyi amatono, gakugabanya otulo

L  A near absence of strength, makes on choose sleep

M Rest and relaxation is the best remedy for fatigue

Yongera Okumanya


Amaawule, tigokya mutima

L  Food that has been divided into small options, does not burn the heart

M Because matooke is served hot, it is usually divided into small portions, which allows it to cool, otherwise it can burn the mouth

Yongera Okumanya


Amanyi tegalya wanganga talya nkoko

L  Strength does not give license to intimidate others,a hornball doesn't eat chicken

M Being strong doesn't give anyone any license to dominant others

Yongera Okumanya


Amaanyi tegalya bwaami,ssinga wanganga ye Kabaka w'ennyonyi

L  Strength doesn't not acquire chieftainship,otherwise the hornbill would have been the king of the birds

M Other qualities other than strength are needed to qualify to be a leader

Yongera Okumanya


Amaaso amabi, tigayiwa tulo

L  Bad eyes will not spill sleep

M Looks are not everything:the appearance of one's eyes does not affect how one sleeps

Yongera Okumanya


Amaaso g'enjala,gatukira mu Lusuku

L  The eyes of a hungry person are directed to the banana plantation

M A hungry visitor first glances at the Lusuku to determine the sort of meal he can expect from his Host. One should first assess the means of a benefactor before determining how much to ask from him

Yongera Okumanya


Amabere Kirevu, n'omugumba agamera

L  Breasts are like beards:even barren women have them

M Possessing a physical attribute which is essential for a particular task does not automatically mean that one has the capability of performing that task. eg Women are expected to bear children, men are expected to be brave and strong. But some people fail to perform these roles despite having the appropriate physical attributes

Yongera Okumanya


Amaggwa g'otega abayise, gatega(gafumita) ggwe nnyinigo

L  The thorns you lay to trap the passers-by, will pierce you their owner

M You must be careful when you set a trap for others, for you might fall into the same trap

Yongera Okumanya


Amaggwa g'otega abayide, gatega(gafumita) ggwe nnyinigo

L  The thorns you lay to trap the passers-by, will pierce you their owner

M You must be careful when you set a trap for others, for you might fall into the same trap

Yongera Okumanya

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