卢旺达谚语集锦
 

  卢旺达名言、谚语

  一、和平主题类

  1、Zirara zishya bwacya zikazima.

  4451, 619. Imigani y’ikinyarwanda. Proverbs from Rwanda.

  Homes might burn all night, they always go off in the morning.

  火灾通宵,清晨即熄。

  All conflicts eventually die down.

  所有的冲突最终都会消逝。

  2、Injunga y'ururimi inesha injunga z'igitero.

  1602, 239. Imigani y’ikinyarwanda. Proverbs from Rwanda.

  The sharpness of the tongue defeats the sharpness of the warriors.

  能言善辩胜过坚矛利刃。

  Language is better than weapons.

  语言胜过武器。

  二、发展主题类

  1、Izina si ryo muntu.

  2051, 302. Imigani y’ikinyarwanda. Proverbs from Rwanda.

  A name isn't a man.

  名字只是名字,并不代表一个人。

  A name says nothing of a person.

  名字并不说明什么。

  2、Iby 'ejo bibara ab'ejo.

  899, 148. Imigani y’ikinyarwanda. Proverbs from Rwanda.

  Tomorrow's things are told by those coming tomorrow.

  明天的事由明天的人定。

  The future belongs to no one.

  明天的事明天才知道。

  3、Nta muhanuzi mu babo.

  2324, 339. Imigani y’ikinyarwanda. Proverbs from Rwanda.

  No prophet amongst ourselves.

  人非先知先觉。

  No one can guess the future.

  无人预知未来。

  4、Wanga kwiruka ukagwira ubusa.

  4415, 614. Imigani y’ikinyarwanda. Proverbs from Rwanda.

  You refuse to run and there goes your fall.

  自己不努力,注定会失败。

  Nothing is gained without risk.

  不入虎穴,焉得虎子。

  5、Agasozi kagufi kagushyikiriza akarekare.

  44. Cultural and Customs of Rwanda

  Climbing even a short hill will bring us to a higher point.

  再矮的山也会让我们看得更远。(登高一步,看得更远。)

  6、Nta bubyimba bw'inda bupfa ubusa.

  2250, 330. Imigani y’ikinyarwanda. Proverbs from Rwanda.

  There is no pregnancy that isn't useful.

  任何努力均有益。

  Endowed with talent,endowed with opportunity.

  有才就有机遇。

  7、Nta gise kiba igisasa.

  2273, 333. Imigani y’ikinyarwanda. Proverbs from Rwanda.

  The pain of giving birth is never mediocre.

  生育阵痛从不寻常/总有益。

  Children are always useful, even born-dead.

  十月怀胎必有用,胎死腹中亦无妨。(失败乃成功之母。)

  三、合作主题类

  1、Intobyi y'amaraso irayitera.

  1795, 267. Imigani y’ikinyarwanda. Proverbs from Rwanda.

  The destiny of two fingers is to live together.

  两个指头的命运是相濡以沫。

  Co-habitation cannot be evaded.

  天命注定,共生共存。

  2、Indinde iba kabiri.

  1513, 227. Imigani y’ikinyarwanda. Proverbs from Rwanda.

  One is never alone.

  人人要有伴。

  3、Umuvandimwe wa kure arutwa n'umuturanyi.

  3692, 519. Imigani y’ikinyarwanda. Proverbs from Rwanda.

  A distant brother is less valuable than a neighbor.

  远亲兄弟不如邻居。

  The other who is close is more important than a sibling.

  兄弟姐妹不如左邻右舍。

  4、Urusha nyina w'umwana imbabazi aba ashaka kumurya.

  3926, 549. Imigani y’ikinyarwanda. Proverbs from Rwanda.

  The one who professes more compassion than a mother, tries to eat the child.

  自诩爱心胜过母亲的人一心只想吃小孩。

  No one can be more generous than a mother.

  母亲最善。

  5、Imana iraguha ntimugura iyo muguze iraguhenda.

  1214, 187. Imigani y’ikinyarwanda. Proverbs from Rwanda.

  Imana(God) gives, there is no deal; if you deal, and he will be expensive.

  不予上帝讨价还价,否则你负担不起。

  四、友谊主题类

  1、Ifumbire y'ubucuti ni amagambo.

  977, 157. Imigani y’ikinyarwanda. Proverbs from Rwanda.

  The fertilizer of friendship is made of words.

  交谈是友谊的助长剂。

  Peace can only take place through the lubrication of words.

  交流培育友谊。

  2、Ubushiki ni uburibwa.

  2849, 407. Imigani y’ikinyarwanda. Proverbs from Rwanda.

  A sibling's relation is the one that consumes itself.

  兄弟姐妹之情也会消耗。

  Fraternity has nothing to do with blood; it has to do with dialogue.

  情谊不在血缘,而在对话交流。

  3、Umusogongero w'isi mi umubano.

  3632, 510. Imigani y’ikinyarwanda. Proverbs from Rwanda.

  Savoring the world only takes place when you get along.

  和谐才有社会。

  The world makes no sense without friendship.

  没有友谊,便无人世/世间。

  五、平等主题类

  1、Amategeko arusha amabuye kuremera.

  558, 101. Imigani y’ikinyarwanda. Proverbs from Rwanda.

  Laws are heavier than stones.

  法重于山。

  2、Nyina w'umuntu agira ake keza.

  2667, 381. Imigani y’ikinyarwanda. Proverbs from Rwanda.

  Someone’s mother (always) comes first.

  母亲至高无上。

  A beloved should always be respected.

  永远尊重可爱之人。

  3、Nta wucika yenda.

  2441, 353. Imigani y’ikinyarwanda. Proverbs from Rwanda.

  Every man seeks to survive through its children.

  人人通过子孙求得永生。

  Destination is procreation.

  人人有权繁衍后代。

  六、其他主题类

  1、Umugani ntuva ku busa.

  3340, 470. Imigani y’ikinyarwanda. Proverbs from Rwanda.

  A proverb never comes as if from nowhere.

  箴言均有出处。

  All proverbs have a good reason of existing.

  格言均有道理。

  2、Inda y'undi itera induru ntibabimenye.

  1509, 227. Imigani y’ikinyarwanda. Proverbs from Rwanda.

  The other's belly cries and no one hears it.

  自己肚子叫,旁人听不到。(冷暖自知)

  The other's suffering is incomprehensible.

  无法理解他人苦难。

  3、Umusonga w'undi ntukubuza gusinzira.

  3634, 510. Imigani y’ikinyarwanda. Proverbs from Rwanda.

  The other's stitch in the side doesn't prevent you from sleeping.

  别人岔气疼,不碍你睡觉。

  One never notices the other's misfortunes.

  人们总是忽略别人的不幸。

  4、Akarenze impinga karushya ihamagara.

  406, 81. Imigani y’ikinyarwanda. Proverbs from Rwanda.

  What reaches the top of the hill cannot be called back.

  爬到山顶的不能被叫回来/无法召回登顶者。

  What is said can sometimes have terrible consequences.

  一言既出,后果难堪。(祸从口出)

  5、Mayenya imenya isuku ishyize imbere ariko ntîmenya umwanda isize inyuma.

  2151, 316. Imigani y’ikinyarwanda. Proverbs from Rwanda.

  The slug is aware of the cleanliness ahead, never the dirt left behind.

  鼻涕虫只知前面路干净,不知身后脏迹。

  One cannot preach what one doesn't do.

  已所不能,无权训人。(已所不欲,勿施于人)

  6、Nta wanga irya mukuru.

  2406, 346. Imigani y’ikinyarwanda. Proverbs from Rwanda.

  No one can discard an elder's saying.

  不听老人言,吃亏在眼前。

  Elders tell the future.

  阅世之人预见未来。

  7、Abakiranye bakundana berekana imyobo.

  32, 31. Imigani y’ikinyarwanda. Proverbs from Rwanda.

  Love and hatred never co-exist.

  爱恨难交加。

  8、Uwabonye ikirago aririra umuraza.

  4220, 588. Imigani y’ikinyarwanda. Proverbs from Rwanda.

  The one who finds bedding, aspires for a bed-mate.

  找到床,想要伴。

  Once a need is satisfied, another arises.

  欲念难足

  9、Hapfa uwavutse.

  791, 133. Imigani y’ikinyarwanda. Proverbs from Rwanda.

  Death is already the fate of the one who is born.

  生命的终点必是死亡/人人会死

  10、Iriboneye ntiryica.

  1180, 183. Imigani y’ikinyarwanda. Proverbs from Rwanda.

  The straight arrow doesn’t always kill.

  迎面来箭不一定致命。(明枪易躲暗箭难防)

  11、Uburere buruta ubuvuke.

  44. Cultural and Customs of Rwanda

  Upbringing is more important than birth.

  养育重于生育。

  12、Umuntu asimbuka iminsi ntasimbuka umunsi.

  3528, 497. Imigani y’ikinyarwanda. Proverbs from Rwanda.

  One lives through the day, one never steps beyond the day. There is only the present.

  不忆过去,不奢未来,活在当下。

  13、Ntibarufata.

  2563, 367. Imigani y’ikinyarwanda. Proverbs from Rwanda.

  One never holds death.

  人难敌死神。

  Death always comes unexpectedly.

  死亡总是不期而至。

  14、Agacumu kazaguhorera ntumenya uwagacuze.

  82, 38. Imigani y’ikinyarwanda. Proverbs from Rwanda.

  You never know the name of the one who will make the spade that will avenge you.

  害人必得报复。

  The future is always uncertain.

  未来总不确定。

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