Chinono chine ingwe bere rinodya richifamba

Chinono chine ingwe bere rinodya richifamba.

English Direct Translation

The leopard is cautiously slow (but) the hyena eats while walking.

Variants

  1. a) Chinono chine ingwe tika rakadya richifamba.(tika: hyena) (M)

SHONA EXPLANATION

Munhu achiita chinhu ngaakurumidze nacho nokuti kunonoka kungangokotizera zvinhu zvizhinji zvingamutadzisa kuchipedzisa.

ENGLISH EXPLANATION

When something has to be done it should be done without delay. ‘He who hesitates  is lost’. This proverb may be applied to a hesitant suitor. If he wants to court a girl he must not waste time, or else some other fellow will get in first.

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English Direct Translation

The leopard is cautiously slow (but) the hyena eats while walking.

Variants

  1. a) Chinono chine ingwe tika rakadya richifamba.(tika: hyena) (M)

SHONA EXPLANATION

Munhu achiita chinhu ngaakurumidze nacho nokuti kunonoka kungangokotizera zvinhu zvizhinji zvingamutadzisa kuchipedzisa.

ENGLISH EXPLANATION

When something has to be done it should be done without delay. ‘He who hesitates  is lost’. This proverb may be applied to a hesitant suitor. If he wants to court a girl he must not waste time, or else some other fellow will get in first.

 

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