The grass is always greener on the other side

Submitted by mabushii on 22.12.2012

The grass is always greener on the other side (English) — العشب دائما أكثر أخضرارا على الجانب الآخر

Arabic, explained by Llegó Dolor Del Corazón on Mon, 18/07/2016 - 15:49

The grass is always greener on the other side — تعنى ان شخص يفكر ان حياة او عمل شخصاً آخر افضل منه ، العشب دائماً أكثر اخضرارا فى الجانب الآخر

Arabic, explained by Merna on Mon, 23/01/2017 - 16:14

The grass is always greener on the other side — Ուրիշին ունեցածը աւելի հաճելի է:
Literally it means: Others have it better!

Armenian, explained by Vartan on Thu, 21/07/2016 - 12:17

The grass is always greener on the other side — "Trava je uvijek zelenija u susjedovom dvorištu."
U prijevodu: tuđe nam uvijek izgleda bolje i primamljivije; tuđe je slađe; zabranjeno voće je najslađe; imamo veću želju da dobijemo ono što već pripada nekome drugome.

Croatian, explained by marina0166 on Wed, 14/12/2016 - 11:41

The grass is always greener on the other side — Nederlandse equivalenten omvatten: "Het gras is altijd groener aan de overkant", "Het gras is altijd groener bij de buren", "Het gras lijkt altijd groener aan de overkant" en "Het gras aan de overkant is altijd groener"
Een letterlijke vertaling uit het Engels is: "Het gras is altijd groener aan de andere kant"
Het spreekwoord betekent "men is altijd ontevreden" of "er is altijd iets te vinden om jaloers op te zijn".

Dutch, explained by joe1212 on Sun, 24/02/2013 - 21:39

The grass is always greener on the other side — Can also be said: The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence

It means that one person thinks that someone else's life, work etc... is more better than his when it just might seem that way.
For an example

Kelly:It's no fair how my friend moved to a bigger city and I live in a small town. She must have so many friends and is probably never bored like I am.

Paul:Well Kelly, the grass is always greener on the other side. She may be thinking the same thing about you too.

English, explained by mabushii on Sat, 22/12/2012 - 03:22

The grass is always greener on the other side — Ruoho on aina vihreämpää aidan toisella puolen.

Finnish, explained by Besoaria on Wed, 26/12/2012 - 01:51

The grass is always greener on the other side — l'herbe est toujours plus verte chez les voisins
signifie que on ne se contente pas de ce que l'on a et qu'on trouve que ce qui se trouve chez les autres (voisins, amis...) est plus intéressant.

French, explained by elfy2016 on Fri, 17/06/2016 - 17:14

The grass is always greener on the other side — Σημαίνει ότι άλλοι άνθρωποι φαίνεται πως βρίσκονται σε μια καλύτερη θέση από εσένα αν και δεν ισχύει αυτό πάντα.

Greek, explained by marw_35 on Sun, 04/12/2016 - 18:26

The grass is always greener on the other side — Rumput tetangga lebih hijau

Indonesian, explained by Raian on Sat, 11/06/2016 - 22:19

The grass is always greener on the other side — L'erba del vicino è sempre più verde

Italian, explained by Lidia Elena on Mon, 20/02/2017 - 13:06

The grass is always greener on the other side — مرغ همسايه غازه!!

Persian, explained by Persian_Glamberts on Sat, 22/12/2012 - 17:11

The grass is always greener on the other side — A grama do vizinho é sempre mais verde

Portuguese, explained by malimanu_ on Sat, 25/02/2017 - 17:00

The grass is always greener on the other side — Дословно: трава всегда зеленее на другой стороне.
Аналог: хорошо там,где нас нет.

Russian, explained by Guest on Sat, 22/12/2012 - 18:14

The grass is always greener on the other side — Na drugi strani predora je vedno luč.

Slovene, explained by Roland Tischer on Thu, 09/06/2016 - 14:48

The grass is always greener on the other side — Literalmente: el césped siempre es más verde del otro lado (de la cerca).
Se refiere a la situación de una persona que envidia la vida, las posesiones y/o los logros de otra, generalmente de manera infundada.

Spanish, explained by maticorrea24 on Mon, 15/08/2016 - 03:26

The grass is always greener on the other side — "Davulun sesi uzaktan hoş gelir + Komşunun tavuğu komşuya kaz gelir." Dışardan bakınca başkalarının hayatında her şey güllük gülistanlık sanmak

Turkish, explained by BT on Sat, 22/12/2012 - 19:35

Translations of "The grass is always greener on..."

AfrikaansDie gras is altyd groener aan die ander kant.
Arabicطبيخ الجارة نوّارة، وطبيخ أهل الدار مرار
BengaliNodir oe paraytae sob shuk achay.
DanishGræsset er altid grønnere på den anden side
DutchHet gras is altijd groener aan de overkant.
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FinnishRuoho on aina vihreämpää aidan toisella puolella.
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FrenchL'herbe est toujours plus verte dans le pré du voisin
GermanDie Kirschen in Nachbars Garten schmecken immer ein bisschen süßer.
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GermanDas Gras auf der anderen Seite des Hügels ist immer grüner.
Explanations:
Greekτο γρασίδι/γκαζόν του γείτονα είναι πάντα πιο πράσινο
Hindiदूर के ढोल सुहावने (होते/लगते हैं).
Explanations:
HindiDoor ke dhol suhaavne (hote/lagte hain).
HungarianA szomszéd fűje mindig zöldebb.
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IndonesianRumput Tetangga Lebih Hijau
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ItalianL'erba del vicino è sempre più verde.
Japanese隣の芝生は青い
LatinAliena nobis, nostra plus aliis placent
Explanations:
LithuanianKur mūsų nėra, ten ir upės pienu plaukia.
LithuanianKur mūsų nėra, ten veršiai midų geria.
LithuanianVisur gera, kur mūsų nėra.
PolishWszędzie dobrze, gdzie nas nie ma.
Explanations:
PortugueseA grama do vizinho é sempre mais verde.
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RomanianÎntotdeauna iarba pare mai verde de cealaltă parte a gardului
RussianТам хорошо, где нас нет
RussianУ соседа трава всегда зеленее.
Explanations:
SerbianТуђе слађе-Тuđe slađe
SlovakU susedov vždy chutí lepšie
SpanishNadie quiere ver sonrisa/ojos bonita/os en cara ajena
Explanations:
SpanishBien se está donde uno no está.
TurkishKomşunun tavuğu, komşuya kaz görünür.
Urduدور کے ڈھول سهاونے ہوتے ہیں
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"The grass is always greener on the other side" in lyrics

You're making it all up
Dis you see it in a dream?
And do you read about dream interpretations, or what?
The grass is always greener on the other side
You're overstepping the line a little
Everything has a weight

Gökhan Keser - Come on, get out of here

You're making it all up
Did you see it in a dream, how interesting
Do you care about someone?
The grass is always greener on the other side
You're overstepping the line a little
Everything has a weight

Gökhan Keser - Come on, get out of here

We all will live we all will die
There is no wrong there is no right

But the grass is always greener on the other side
The neighbour's got a new car that you wanna drive
And when time is running out you wanna stay alive

Travis - Side

One who knows what falling is like
at least tried to stand up
And victim himself, he disdains what he'll never have
The grass is always greener on the other side

One lives confused

Pitty - Failure

That’s what these dark nights say before the sun will shine again
Until I will come for you

The grass is always greener on the other side
The waters remain boisterous
But I will take my chances!

Teerpad - Bound Freedom

Watching all of my rivers just running dry
Always wish that we make it
And that we’d survive
The grass is always greener on the other side
But I can’t lie
Oh, oh, oh, oh

Celeste Buckingham - Crushin' My Fairytale

That's how it goes, they take codeine if they need anything
But immediately in a bad situation the part-time friends ran away like rats and
No, I can't discern the real nature of the situation
No matter what I do, the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence
Yeah, and everything good has its end, even though I shouldn't think about that
But nothing feels the same as at the first time

Gettomasa - Who

Like the leaves, they're falling down
Moving closer every day, to the decay of life

Who said that the grass is always greener on the other side?
It's just as shitty wherever you go

Apati - Autumn

(Karina Moreno)
Now the garden has been withered,
It will be greener on the other side<fn>The grass is always greener on the other side</fn>,
If you neglect the parcel, get in to watering
Where you are, and so, the flowers will revive,

Karina Moreno - What You've Lost

Why are we never satisfied,
The Grass is always greener on the other side
Fear of never having enough, dreams that turns into rust
sometimes it's better to leave things alone

Pain - Nothing

That's our fatherland,
Beautiful Lithuania

They say, the grass is always greener on the other side
But why every night do I keep dreaming Lithuania?
My native streets, forests and lakes,

ŽAS - Nothing much