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Zakoma-zakoma, pusi adagwa (anagwa) chagada (cagada). (Nyanja, Chewa)

Asiyesikia la mkuu huvunjika guu. (Figurative Swahili)

Greed led the monkey to fall on its back. (Literal English)

A child or youth who does not listen to an elder’s advice gets his or her leg broken. (Figurative English)

 

Nyanja (Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia) and Chewa (Malawi) and Bemba (Zambia) explanation