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    Is there one that means "you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink?" I would like to know that one.
    Someone answer pls
    A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.

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    Q! only one in your list suits the category of 'animals & birds proverbs' I have restricted the collection to.

    53.yaanaikkum adi saRukkum.

    TV, yours is a hilarious one reminding me of kaaththirunthavan peNdaattiyai nEththu vanthavan eduththukoLvathu!

    There must be an equivalent to trying to make the horse drink water. Can't recall immediately. Keep thinking!

    Some more:

    54.kOzi mithichi kunjsi saakaathu

    55.thennai marathula thEl kottunaa panai marathula neRi kattum

    56.panangaattu nari salasalappukku anjaathu

    57.meen kunjukku neentha kaththu kodukkaNumaa

    58.oyyaara koNdaiyilE thaazampoovaam athan uLLE irukkumaam eeRum pEnum
    Eager to watch the trends of the world & to nurture in the youth who carry the future world on their shoulders a right sense of values.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavalamani pragasam
    TV, yours is a hilarious one reminding me of kaaththirunthavan peNdaattiyai nEththu vanthavan eduththukoLvathu!

    There must be an equivalent to trying to make the horse drink water. Can't recall immediately. Keep thinking!


    wow PP! you can find synonymous proverbs with such ease... may be we all shud look forward to getting some tamil equivalents of english sayings from you, just like what Que did.
    A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.

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    Yes, there are plenty of equivalent pairs. Let us see them after exhausting this topic!
    Eager to watch the trends of the world & to nurture in the youth who carry the future world on their shoulders a right sense of values.

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    59.iLanganRu bayamaRiyaathu
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    PP Ma'm

    60. Ǣ â Ţ , â š
    61. ¡ ¢ šâ 즸񼨾 .
    62. , ۺ Ţ.
    63. Ģ¢ ¢ Ţ â.
    64.
    65. ¡ ̾
    66. ﺢɡ 墨
    67. ب
    Ethu nadakkumO athu nanRaagavE nadakkum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TV
    Quote Originally Posted by Querida
    Is there one that means "you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink?" I would like to know that one.
    Someone answer pls
    Queri, TV
    ̾è ġ. ɡ ¡
    Ethu nadakkumO athu nanRaagavE nadakkum.

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    68. Ģ 񼾡
    69. ¢ šƢ .
    Ethu nadakkumO athu nanRaagavE nadakkum.

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    Very good ones, TN! Let me give it in transliteral form for the benefit of those who can't read Tamil fonts making slight editions!

    60.kiLi maathiri peNdaatti irunthaalum kurangu maathiri oru vappaatti iruppaa

    61.yaanai than thalaiyil thaanE maNNai aLLi pOttukoNdathu pOla

    62.aattai kadichi, maattai kadichi kadaisiyil manushanai kadichiruchi

    63.vEliyila pORa ONaanai eduththu vEttiyila vittukittu kuththuthu kudaiyuthunna maathiri

    64.eRumpooRa kallum thEyum

    65.yaanai paduththaal kuthirai mattam

    66.naayai konjinaa athu moonjai nakkaththaan seyyum

    67.kazuthaikku saayam vezuththupOchi

    68.puliyai paaththu poonai soodu pOttukoNdathaam

    69.mayilai paathu vaankOzi aadiyathu
    Eager to watch the trends of the world & to nurture in the youth who carry the future world on their shoulders a right sense of values.

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    70. KuraikkiRa naay kadikkaathu
    Ethu nadakkumO athu nanRaagavE nadakkum.

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