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Sinangan Guelo' 

Ancient Proverbs from Guahan

 

Written by:  Norbert Perez

 

Compiled by:  Simi Rojas and eManuel Camacho


 


  

 

Un titife' i gada'

Literal Translation: You are picking the young fruit.


 


 

Puti ñålang, lao puti-ña mahålang

Literal Translation: The pain of hunger is not as bad as the pain of missing a loved one.


 


Puti ñålang, lao puti-ña håspok

Literal Translation: The pain of hunger is not as bad as the pain of being stuffed.


 


Chadek-ña magacha' i dakkon kino i ke'yåo.

Literal Translation: It's quicker to catch a liar than an invalid.


 


Mås te ok i haga' kino i hånom

Literal Translation: Blood is thicker than water.


 


Mungnga man asi'i, yanggen ti un håsngon

Literal Translation: Never forgive unless you mean it.


 


Mannge'-ña i sinaki na guinaiya

Literal Translation: Stolen love is much tastier.


 


Chule' lokkue' i minåolek yan i binaba

Literal Translation: Take the good as well as the bad.


 


Ti parehu i sinangan yan i chine'gui

Literal Translation: Saying and doing are not the same.


 


Fafatkilo I tadong na taotao

Literal Translation: A wise man says the least


 


Megai kuentos-ña i dakkon

Literal Translation: A liar has much to say.


 


I paddok na taotao tai mamahlåo

Literal Translation: A person who stuffs himself has no shame.


 


I matai ha' ti man guiguifi

Literal Translation: Only the dead don't dream.


 


I ayuyu anitin taotao tåno'

Literal Translation: The coconut crab is the spirit of the Chamori people.


 


I paopao na taotao guaha minitong-ña

Literal Translation: A fragrant man has a bad odor.


 


Ti chå'tan i chatpa'go na palåo'an

Literal Translation: An ugly woman is not choosy.


 


Bokka adumidide' ya un låla' upmam

Literal Translation: Eat less and live longer.


 


Kada taotao guaha minåolek-ña

Literal Translation: Every person has something good.


 


Mås umko' i karabåo, mås mahetok kanehlong-ña

Literal Translation: The older the carabao, the tougher are his horns.


 


I chatpa'go na palåo'an ni'ngai'an na un fina'baba

Literal Translation: An ugly woman will never fool on you.


 


Potgui i hinasun båba gi matå-mu

Literal Translation: Peel-off the bad thoughts from your eyes.


 


 

Tatå-mu i lahi-mu

Literal Translation: Your son is your father.


 


Si Nåna yu'os-hu

Literal Translation: Mother is my God.


 


Popodong ha' lokkue' I fanihi

Literal Translation: Even a fruitbat can fall


 


Yanggen tåya' måolek pa un sangan, famatkilo

Literal Translation:    If you have nothing good to say, say nothing.


 


Fadda' måolek i kuentos-mu

Literal Translation:   Mince your words carefully.


 


Pugua' yan pupulu pa hinilos ulu

Literal Translation:  Betelnut and leaf are massage implements for the mind.


 


Gof chå'tan i taotao ni' gefsaga

Literal Translation: A rich person is very picky


 


Taña ha' lao mungnga ma kånno'

Literal Translation: Taste it but do not eat it.


 


Mås tunas i inatan båchit

Literal Translation: A blind person has true vision.


 


Mås ma'lak i kandit taotao

Literal Translation:   A person's aura is the brightest.


 


Pinalai håo ni' dakkon.

Literal Translation:   Spoofed by a liar.


 


Chålek sesu ya un magof.

Literal Translation: Smile alot and be happy.


 


 

Måolek-ña guihan dångkulu gi saddok kino guihan dikike' gi tasi.

Literal Translation: Better to be a big fish in the river than a small fish in the ocean.


 


Mafañågu håo sin sådi'

Literal Translation: You were born without clothes.


 


Tufong i ke'ko' yanggen mapulakes

Literal Translation: Count the rail upon hatching.


 


Kuentos månnge' i figan na taotao

Literal Translation: Speak softly to an angry man.


 


Inatan-ña lokkue' håyi mås atanon

Literal Translation: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder


 


Atanon i lasas sanhiyong

Literal Translation: Beauty is skin deep.


 


Chadek måtu, chadek humånåo

Literal Translation: Easy come, easy go.


 


Duka' ha' humåhåtsa gimå'-ña gi sagan unai.

Literal Translation: Only a fool builds a home in the sand.


 


Un sodda' i minåolek kumu un taftåfyi

Literal Translation: Early bird gets the worm.


 


Mungnga chumacha' ni ginagåo

Literal Translation: Beggars can't be choosers.


 


I palåo'an kulan fanihi, ti mamalefa

Literal Translation: A woman is like a fruitbat, they never forget.


 


Fan bokka, fan gimen, yan fan magof sa' agupa' hit manmåtai

Literal Translation: Eat, Drink & be merry for tomorrow we die.


 


Sineseda' mo'na i taotao yanggen ha nangga

Literal Translation: Everything comes to him that waits.


 


Mungnga ma cho'gui i baba maskiseha guaha minåolek-ña

Literal Translation: The end does not justify the means.

  


 

Mapotge' i palåo'an sa' malago'

Literal Translation: A woman becomes pregnant because she wants to.


 


Ti siña I taotao ma fa'baba kumu ti ha sedi

Literal Translation: A man can never be cheated unless he allows it.


 


Mås te ok i haga' kino i hånom

Literal Translation: Blood is thicker than water.


 


I tiåo siha gi tasi mangatdumi

Literal Translation: Fish of a specie stick together.


 


Na' funåyan håfa un tutuhon

Literal Translation: Finish what you start.


 


Empas i dibin man måtai

Literal Translation: All accounts for the dead are paid.


 


Si nåna mås tumungo'

Literal Translation: Mother knows best.


 


Mungnga mahongge I dakkon

Literal Translation: Don't believe a liar.


 


Hago' I mås tatkilo' na puti'on

Literal Translation: Reach for the highest star.


 


Månnge' mumagoddai

Literal Translation: Yearning is a good feeling.


 


Cha'mu tetekkon gi halom gimå'-mu

Literal Translation: Never bow in your own home.


 


I tiningo'-mu håo muna metgot

Literal Translation: Knowledge is strength.



Tungo' maisa håo

Literal Translation: Know thyself.


 


Na' magof-ña man nå'i kino mañule'

Literal Translation: Better to give than to receive. 


 

Asi'i i pachang na taotao

Literal Translation: Pity the man with a faint heart.


 


Asuli lokkue' i patgon asuli

Literal Translation: An eel's child is an eel.


 


Cha'mu kakasi i taotao put tai guinahå-ña

Literal Translation: Never tease a man for having nothing.


 


Alula umåmti i chetnot

Literal Translation: Treat an illness right away.


 


 

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I le'lo' kulan guinaiya, gof makat ma nå'na' 

Literal Translation: Love is like a cough, very difficult to hide.


 


Bandå-mu, bandå-ña yan bandan dinanche.

Literal Translation: Your side, his side and the right side.


 


Cho'gui i magåhet ya mungnga ma'åñåo taotao  

Literal Translation: Do right and fear no man.


 


Malingo i taotao sin håle'.

Literal Translation: A person without a root is LOST.


 


I tano' sin mågas kulan un guma' sin Nåna

Literal Translation: A country without a leader is like a home without a mother

 


Mungnga ma nunok i piniti-mu 

Literal Translation: Don't hide your feelings.


 

 

Si tåta yu lumilis lao si nåna yu fumañågu

Literal Translation: B


 

Tåftaf maigo' – tåftaf matmåta

Literal Translation: Early to sleep – early to awake.


 


 


 

I minåolek taotao ginen taotao måolek

Literal Translation: The best of men comes from good men.


 


 


Måolek-ña i maknganiti ni' un tungo' kino i maknganiti ni' ti un tungo'

Literal Translation: Better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.


 


Måolek-ña matai yayas kino matai gago'

Literal Translation: Better to die tired than die lazy.


 


 


Tåya' na gumupo i fanihi yan un papa

Literal Translation: A fruitbat never flies on one wing.



 

Mås magof na dinaña' I tangnga na taotao yan I bachet hachagua-ña

Literal Translation: A deaf man and his blind wife are always the happy couple.


 


 

Mungnga låla' pa un bokka, lao bokka pa un låla'

Literal Translation: Don't live to eat but eat to live.



 

 

Malamåña i taotao ni' ñålang

Literal Translation: Mean is a hungry man.



 

 

I guihan dikike' kinano' ni' guihan dångkulo

Literal Translation: The small fish is eaten by the big fish.



 

 

Tåya' taotao magof estaki måtai

Literal Translation: No man is happy unless he is dead.


 


 


I taotao ni' muna'siña, ha cho'gui; i taotao ni' timuna'siña, mama'någui.

Literal Translation: A person who can, does; a person who can't, teaches.


 


 


Mungnga ma ayik i palåo'an gi kandet dånges

Literal Translation: Never choose a woman by the light of a candle


 


 


 


Mungnga ma fåhan i guaka yanggen baråtu i lechi

Literal Translation: Don't buy the cow, if the milk is cheap.


 


 



Ti un dinagi ni' patgon

Literal Translation: A child never lies.


 


 



Tinåotao håo ni' mangga'chong-mu

Literal Translation: A man is known by the company he keeps.


 


 

Guaha santatte-ña lokkue' I santatte

Literal Translation: The reverse side also has a reverse side.


 


 


Si yu'os fuma'tinas i tano' ya i taotao fuma'tinas i sengsong

Literal Translation: God build the world and man build the village.


 


 


Sen magåhet i na'chalek na sinangan

Literal Translation: Truth is said in jest.


 


 


Måolek hinasu-ña i dakkon.

Literal Translation: A Liar has good memory.


 


 


Mungnga ma kåddu i fanihi estaki un konne'

Literal Translation: Don't stew the fruitbat until you catch it.


 


 

 

Inamko'-ña i palåo'an gi ma'atan-ña.

Literal Translation: A woman is as old as she looks.


 


 


Ti siña ma'åmti i matai

Literal Translation: You can't cure the dead.


 


 


Metgot i tiningo'

Literal Translation: Knowledge is power


 


 


Chaddek lokklok i la'uyan dikike

Literal Translation: A small pot soon boils.


 


 


Mungnga ma sangan båba i matai

Literal Translation: Speak no ill of the dead.


 


 


Mås magof-ña i palåo'an sin håle'

Literal Translation: A woman without a history is happiest.



 

 

Hago' i minåolek låo nangga i binaba.

Literal Translation:  Hope for the best but prepare for the worst.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

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