Slovak proverbs

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Optimism and humor are the grease and glue of life. Without both of them we would never have survived our captivity.
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A

B

  • "Bez práce nie sú koláče."
    • Translation: No work - no cake.

C

  • "Čo oči nevidia, srdce nebolí."
    • Translation: What eyes don't see, heart doesn't hurt.

Co oci nevidia,srdce neboli.

Out of sight,out of mind.

D

Čím viac tým lepšie

The more the merrier.

E

F

G

H

  • "Hosť a ryba na tretí deň smrdia."
    • Translation: Guest and fish stink on the third day.

I

J

  • "Jablko nepadá ďaleko od stromu."
    • Translation: An apple does not fall far from the tree.
  • "Jeden múdry lepší ako tisíc hlúpych."
    • Translation: One wiseman is better than thousand morons.
  • "Jedna lastovička leto nerobí."
    • Translation: One swallow does not make a summer.

K

Kto rano vstava dobre sa mava.

Early bird catches a worn.

L

M

medardova kvapka 40 dni kvapka

N

O

  • "Oko za oko, zub za zub."
    • Translation, English equivalent: An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.

P

  • "Plešivému chytro hlavu umyješ."
    • Translation: Bald man's head gets washed fastest.
  • "Pod lampou je najväčšia tma."
    • Translation: The darkness is deepest under the lamp.
  • "Prázdny sud najviac duní."
    • Translation: Empty barrel rumbles the most.
  • "Proti vetru sa močiť nedá."
    • Translation: There is no use in pissing into the wind.

R

  • "Ráno je múdrejšie večera."
    • Translation: The morning is wiser than the evening.

S

T

Topiaci sa aj slamky chytá.

     Translation: A drowning man will clutch at a straw.

U

V

  • "V zdravom tele zdravý duch."
    • Translation: In a healthy body a healthy spirit.
    • English equivalent: A sound mind in a sound body.

Z

  • "Zlá zelina nevyhynie."
    • Translation: Evil herb never dies out.