Tshi Proverbs (24 Proverbs)


  • When a child knows how to wash his hands well, he eats with the elders.
    (Tshi Proverb)

  • A tree that has grown bent for thirty years cannot be straightened in one year.
    (Tshi Proverb)

  • If you have no time to take care of your sickness, you get time to die.
    (Tshi Proverb)

  • When a fool is told a proverb, it has to be explained to him.
    (Tshi Proverb)

  • Although the horse is stupid, it does not follow that the rider is stupid.
    (Tshi Proverb)


  • In order to find evildoers, every human being is given a name.
    (Tshi Proverb)

  • When a yam doesn't grow well, we don't blame it; it is because of the soil.
    (Tshi Proverb)

  • At someone's funeral we weep for our own mothers and fathers.
    (Tshi Proverb)

  • It is because of man we wear swords.
    (Tshi Proverb)

  • 'hit me but i must not hit you' is no game at all.
    (Tshi Proverb)

  • No matter how generous you are, you don't give your wife away.
    (Tshi Proverb)

  • If a man is unhappy, his conduct is the cause.
    (Tshi Proverb)

  • No one roasts rotten meat and puts it in the mouth of their friend and then says 'you mouth stinks.'
    (Tshi Proverb)

  • If everyone helps to hold up the sky, then one person does not become tired.
    (Tshi Proverb)

  • Perhaps you will eat a whole elephant and nothing gets stuck in your throat, and then you eat a fish and a bone gets stuck in your throat.
    (Tshi Proverb)

  • If someone hates you, don't let her find you hateful.
    (Tshi Proverb)

  • The animal that is coming to be killed does not hear the hunter cough.
    (Tshi Proverb)

  • If there had been no poverty in europe, then the white man would not have come and spread his clothes in africa.
    (Tshi Proverb)

  • The one who is looking for a wife doesn't speak contemptuously of women.
    (Tshi Proverb)

  • If they are uttering insults and don't mean you, and yet you reply, you have condemned yourself.
    (Tshi Proverb)

  • The place where you are happy is better than the place you were born.
    (Tshi Proverb)

  • If you are merciful to the antelope, you go to bed hungry.
    (Tshi Proverb)

  • The rabbit has a saying which goes: 'if you were born a male then you are given impossible tasks.'
    (Tshi Proverb)

  • If you go to a rat's village and it is eating palm nuts, you eat some too.
    (Tshi Proverb)


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