December 14, 2008

Swahili Proverb of the Day #5

"Usimwamshe aliyelala Usimwamshe aliyelala, ukimwamsha utalala wewe"

Don't wake up he who is sleeping. If you wake up someone who is sleeping, you will sleep yourself. For example, if you are pursuing a research goal, don't share your results with everyone until you yourself have published them, because then you may find yourself beat to the punch of publishing.

1 comments:

your neighbourly doc September 20, 2009 at 7:38 PM  

The complete proverb is
"Usimwamshe aliyelala, ukimwamsha utalala wewe"

Your translation is correct but you only posted "Dont wake up he who sleeps" in Swahili.

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