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  • Lobbe rimata lobbal
    A good cow bears a good calf
    Details:
    • Where is it used? Country?City? Nigeria
    • Dialect Jalingo
    • Type Proverb
    • Are you a native speaker ? Yes (eh) (نعم)
  • FUlah fulfulde proverb " The one who said he will take care of you look at what he is wearing"????????????????????????????????????
    Details:
    • Where is it used? Country?City? Nigeria
    • Dialect Jalingo
    • Type Proverb
    • Are you a native speaker ? Yes (eh) (نعم)
  • The dust on the heels is better than the one on the buttocks.
    This proverb is saying that when you are on your feet it is the heels that become dusty; but if you are sitting down, it is the buttocks that become dusty.
    The message, therefore, is one must not be lazy, but be up and doing.
    Details:
    • Where is it used? Country?City? NG
    • Dialect Gombe
    • Type Proverb
    • Source THE CONCEPT OF PULAAKU MIRRORED IN FULFULDE PROVERBS OF THE GOMBE DIALECT Rudolf Leger and Abubakar B. Mohammad Berichte des Sonderforschungsbereichs 268, Band 14, Frankfurt a.M. 2000: 299-306
    • Are you a native speaker ? Yes (eh) (نعم)
  • A visitor is like run-off water
    This proverb is calling on us to be kind to our guests because they are as transient as the run-off water. It is therefore advisable to be much as nice to them
    as possible while they are still with us.
    Details:
    • Where is it used? Country?City? NG
    • Dialect Gombe
    • Type Proverb
    • Source THE CONCEPT OF PULAAKU MIRRORED IN FULFULDE PROVERBS OF THE GOMBE DIALECT Rudolf Leger and Abubakar B. Mohammad Berichte des Sonderforschungsbereichs 268, Band 14, Frankfurt a.M. 2000: 299-306
    • Are you a native speaker ? Yes (eh) (نعم)
  • What is groaned about surpasses what is spoken about.
    When seemingly healthy people groan, it is a sign that they are carrying the
    burden of what worries them. In other words, there is more than meets the
    eyes, as it were. This also means that complaining and grumbling about an
    issue does not always help matters.
    Details:
    • Where is it used? Country?City? NG
    • Dialect Gombe
    • Type Proverb
    • Source THE CONCEPT OF PULAAKU MIRRORED IN FULFULDE PROVERBS OF THE GOMBE DIALECT Rudolf Leger and Abubakar B. MohammadBerichte des Sonderforschungsbereichs 268, Band 14, Frankfurt a.M. 2000: 299-306
    • Are you a native speaker ? Yes (eh) (نعم)
  • The truth will become old before people accept it
    The proverb is warning us not to expect people to readily accept the truth. It
    takes them a long time before they realise what it is. So, be prepared to give
    them time! The need for patience is therefore of paramount importance.
    Details:
    • Where is it used? Country?City? NG
    • Dialect Gombe
    • Type Proverb
    • Source THE CONCEPT OF PULAAKU MIRRORED IN FULFULDE PROVERBS OF THE GOMBE DIALECT Rudolf Leger and Abubakar B. MohammadBerichte des Sonderforschungsbereichs 268, Band 14, Frankfurt a.M. 2000: 299-306
    • Are you a native speaker ? Yes (eh) (نعم)
  • No matter how deep a body of water is, there is fine sand at the bottom.
    The proverb teaches us that whatever difficulty we may face, there will be relief in the end, if only we persevere. It is expected of a Pullo to display a high degree of perseverance.
    Details:
    • Where is it used? Country?City? NG
    • Dialect Gombe
    • Type Proverb
    • Are you a native speaker ? Yes (eh) (نعم)
  • lit:Everyone should rear the animal in front of him.
    Let everyone take care of what is in front of him.
    This proverb is saying that one should mind one’s business and not to poke
    one’s nose into other people’s business. Most people do not take it kindly
    when they are given unsolicited advice. This is why a Pullo, in order to avoid
    being told off, tries to mind his own business.
    Details:
    • Where is it used? Country?City? NG
    • Dialect Gombe
    • Type Proverb
    • Are you a native speaker ? Yes (eh) (نعم)
  • If the mouth has eaten, then the mouth must feel ashamed (expresses only gratitude)
    This proverb advises people who receive favors from someone that they
    should show deference as a sign of gratitude. It is absolutely necessary for one
    to openly display his pleasure and gratitude in return for favors and kindness
    received.
    Details:
    • Where is it used? Country?City? NG
    • Dialect Gombe
    • Type Proverb
    • Source THE CONCEPT OF PULAAKU MIRRORED IN FULFULDE PROVERBS OF THE GOMBE DIALECT Rudolf Leger and Abubakar B. Mohammad Berichte des Sonderforschungsbereichs 268, Band 14, Frankfurt a.M. 2000: 299-306
    • Are you a native speaker ? Yes (eh) (نعم)
  • To be granted one’s request is shameful enough, let alone when the request is turned down.
    Said about fulani behavior. Semtende: This is by far the most important component of pulaaku. It is also the most
    easily noticed; but not so easy to define. Its literal meaning is ‘shamefulness’.
    However, such terms as ‘being reserved’ or ‘shy’ will be less pejorative
    Details:
    • Where is it used? Country?City? NG
    • Dialect Gombe
    • Type Proverb
    • Source THE CONCEPT OF PULAAKU MIRRORED IN FULFULDE PROVERBS OF THE GOMBE DIALECT Rudolf Leger and Abubakar B. MohammadBerichte des Sonderforschungsbereichs 268, Band 14, Frankfurt a.M. 2000: 299-306
    • Are you a native speaker ? Yes (eh) (نعم)
  • Dignity is like oil, once split it cannot be redeemed
    Said about fulani behaviours
    dignity, one of the highest aspects of pulaaku
    Details:
    • Where is it used? Country?City? NG
    • Dialect Gombe
    • Type Proverb
    • Are you a native speaker ? Yes (eh) (نعم)
  • the legs don't go where the heart does not love/want
    Details:
    • Where is it used? Country?City? NG
    • Dialect jalingo
    • Type Proverb
    • Are you a native speaker ? Yes (eh) (نعم)
  • If a man says he will swallow an axe, hold the handle for him
    Don't try and talk someone out of something if they've already made up their mind to do it
    Details:
    • Where is it used? Country?City? NG
    • Dialect Adamawa
    • Type Proverb
    • Source http://bandirabe-fulbe.blogspot.com.ng/2011/01/learning-fulbe-culture.html
    • Are you a native speaker ? Yes (eh) (نعم)
  • He who hits his neighbor's knee curls up his own legs
    If you do something bad to someone, they are likely to avenge it, so watch out!
    Details:
    • Where is it used? Country?City? NG
    • Dialect Adamawa
    • Type Proverb
    • Source http://bandirabe-fulbe.blogspot.com.ng/2011/01/learning-fulbe-culture.html
    • Are you a native speaker ? Yes (eh) (نعم)
  • A blind man's testicles are only stood on once (i.e. he'll move or cry out to stop it happening again!),
    Once bitten twice shy - said regarding unpaid loans, bad experiences etc
    Details:
    • Where is it used? Country?City? NG
    • Dialect Adamawa
    • Type Proverb
    • Source http://bandirabe-fulbe.blogspot.com.ng/2011/01/learning-fulbe-culture.html
    • Are you a native speaker ? Yes (eh) (نعم)
  • God didn't tell the thief he was marrying a gossip
    If I knew then what I know now, I wouldn't have done it. I didn't know that what I was doing was unwise!
    Details:
    • Where is it used? Country?City? NG
    • Dialect http://bandirabe-fulbe.blogspot.com.ng/2011/01/learning-fulbe-culture.html
    • Type Proverb
    • Source http://bandirabe-fulbe.blogspot.com.ng/2011/01/learning-fulbe-culture.html
    • Are you a native speaker ? Yes (eh) (نعم)
  • I have done the 'one' of the doobal-bird (a bird which lays only one egg)
    Said after doing something which you will never do again
    Details:
    • Where is it used? Country?City? NG
    • Dialect Adamawa
    • Type Proverb
    • Source http://bandirabe-fulbe.blogspot.com.ng/2011/01/learning-fulbe-culture.html
    • Are you a native speaker ? Yes (eh) (نعم)
  • You can't have both a cool heart and a cool heel
    If you send someone to do something they'll get it wrong and you'll be upset, but if you go yourself you'll get tired
    Details:
    • Where is it used? Country?City? NG
    • Dialect Adamawa
    • Type Proverb
    • Source http://bandirabe-fulbe.blogspot.com.ng/2011/01/learning-fulbe-culture.html
    • Are you a native speaker ? Yes (eh) (نعم)
  • You can't have both a chick and a yolk
    You can't have your cake and eat it too
    Details:
    • Where is it used? Country?City? NG
    • Type Proverb
    • Source http://bandirabe-fulbe.blogspot.com.ng/2011/01/learning-fulbe-culture.html
    • Are you a native speaker ? Yes (eh) (نعم)
  • A good cow bears a good calf

    A good wife makes good children
    Details:
    • Where is it used? Country?City? NG
    • Dialect Adamawa
    • Type Proverb
    • Source http://bandirabe-fulbe.blogspot.com.ng/2011/01/learning-fulbe-culture.html
    • Are you a native speaker ? Yes (eh) (نعم)
  • Those in the same boat have the same wish

    Proverb about marriage
    Together in everything.
    Details:
    • Where is it used? Country?City? NG
    • Dialect Adamawa
    • Type Proverb
    • Source http://bandirabe-fulbe.blogspot.com.ng/2011/01/learning-fulbe-culture.html
    • Are you a native speaker ? Yes (eh) (نعم)
  • A bride and a hyena victim do not cry the same tears
    Tears of Joy .
    Details:
    • Where is it used? Country?City? NG
    • Dialect Adamawa
    • Type Proverb
    • Source http://bandirabe-fulbe.blogspot.com.ng/2011/01/learning-fulbe-culture.html
    • Are you a native speaker ? Yes (eh) (نعم)
  • Two hands wash each other clean

    Proverbs about marriage
    Two people make each other perfect.
    Details:
    • Where is it used? Country?City? NG
    • Dialect Adamawa
    • Type Proverb
    • Source http://bandirabe-fulbe.blogspot.com.ng/2011/01/learning-fulbe-culture.html
    • Are you a native speaker ? Yes (eh) (نعم)
  • lit: Anything that stands will eventually lie down flat
    Details:
    • Where is it used? Country?City? NG
    • Dialect جالنجو،Jalingo
    • Type Proverb
  • what was first became last
    Details:
    • Where is it used? Country?City? NG
    • Dialect جالنجو،Jalingo
    • Type Proverb
  • Lit: Cold water that burns your skin
    Wolf in sheeps clothing.
    Pretending to be nice and having other bad intentions.
    Details:
    • Where is it used? Country?City? NG
    • Dialect جالنجو،Jalingo
    • Type Proverb
  • lit : We sent a dog on an errand and the dog instead sent its tail.
    Giving a job to less than capable hand and it is passed on to someone even less capable.
    ارسلت لكلب و الكلب ارسل ذيله
    Details:
    • Where is it used? Country?City? NG
    • Dialect جالنجو،Jalingo
    • Type Proverb