Tagalog Proverbs – Animals

Mga salawikaing may kaugnayan sa hayop.
Tagalog proverbs that are related to animals.

Ang hipong tulog ay tinatangay ng agos.
A sleeping shrimp is carried away by the water current.
(Keep alert and be vigilant so you won’t find yourself in a bad situation.)

Ang nakatikip na bibig ay hindi pinapasukan ng langaw.
A covered mouth will not have flies entering it.
(Keep your mouth shut and be quiet to stay out of trouble.)

Aanhin pa ang damo, kung patay na ang kabayo.
The grass is of no use if the horse is dead.
(Don’t be so fixated on accomplishing a certain task that you end up destroying the original goal for which the task was for.)