What goes around, comes around

Submitted by mabushii on Sat, 22/12/2012 - 03:37

Idiomatic translations of "What goes around, comes ..."

Albanian
(Shqipja Kosovare) E korr' at' që e kosit
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Arabic
لعين بالعين والسن بالسن
Arabic
ومن يزرع الريح يحصد العاصفة
Arabic (other varieties)
اللي يحضر العفريت, يعرف يصرفه
Armenian
Ակն ընդ ական, ատամն ընդ ատաման
Azerbaijani
Nə tökərsən aşına, o da çıxar qaşığına
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Azerbaijani
Nə əkərsən, onu biçərsən
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Azerbaijani #1, #2, English
Bosnian
Što zasiješ, to i žanješ
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Bulgarian
Око за око (зъб за зъб).
Bulgarian
Каквото повикало, такова се обадило
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Bulgarian
Каквото си надробил, това ще сърбаш
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Bulgarian
Каквото посееш, това ще ожънеш
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Catalan
Llei del Talió
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Cebuano
Ang gaba dili magsaba
Croatian
Kako posiješ tako ćeš i žeti.
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Croatian
Što bi gori sad je doli, a što bi doli sad je gori
Croatian
Tko pod drugim jamu kopa sam u nju pada
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Croatian
Oko za oko, zub za zub.
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Czech
Co si zaseješ, to si také sklidíš
Czech
Jak se do lesa volá, tak se z lesa ozývá
Danish
Øje for øje, tand for tand
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Danish
Lige for lige
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Dutch
Wie een kuil graaft voor een ander, valt er zelf in.
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Dutch
Wie het zwaard neemt, zal door het zwaard omkomen
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Dutch
Wie wind zaait, zal storm oogsten
English
hoist with his own petard
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English
you reap what you sow
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English #1, #2, Estonian
English
As you sow, so shall you reap
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English
tit for tat
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English
an eye for an eye (and a tooth for a tooth)
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English
Sow the wind and reap the whirlwind
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English
Diamond cuts diamond
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English
Measure for measure
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English
drink as you have brewed
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English #1, #2
Esperanto
Kion vi semas, tion vi rikoltos.
Esperanto
Kiu semas venton, rikoltos fulmotondron.
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Estonian
mida külvad, seda lõikad
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Estonian
Silm silma, hammas hamba vastu
French
Qui sème le vent, récolte la tempête
French
ce que tu semes tu le récoltes
French
œil pour œil (et dent pour dent)
French
prêté pour un rendu
French
du tac au tac
French
à bon chat, à bon rat
French
La loi du Talion
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French
On récole ce que l'on sème
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French
On finit toujours par payer les conséquences de ses actes
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German
Wer andern eine Grube gräbt, fällt selbst hinein
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German
Was du nicht willst, was man dir tu, das füg' auch keinem anderen zu!.
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German
Was du nicht willst was man dir tu, das füg' auch keinem anderen zu.
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German
Gute Saat, gute Ernte
German
Wie du mir, so ich dir
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German
Wer Wind sät, wird Sturm ernten.
German
Auge um Auge (Zahn um Zahn)
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Greek
μία σου και μία μου
Greek
ό,τι σπέρνεις, θερίζεις
Greek
Όπως έστρωσες, θα κοιμηθείς
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Greek
οφθαλμό αντί οφθαλμού (και οδόντα αντί οδόντος)
Greek
κατά το νήμα που θα υφάνεις, τέτοιο πανί θα βγει (παροιμία
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Greek
όποιος σπέρνει ανέμους θερίζει θύελλες
Greek (classical)
Οφθαλμόν αντί οφθαλμού.
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Hindi
जैसा बोवोगे वैसा काटोगे
Hindi
जैसा तेरा ताना-बाना वैसी मेरी भरनी
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Hindi
जैसा मुँह वैसा तमाचा
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Hindi
अदले का बदला
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Hindi
जैसे को तैसा
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Hindi
जैसा करोगे वैसा भरोगे
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Hindi
खोटा सिक्का खोटा ही होता है।
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Hindi
: बोए पेड़ बबूल का तो आम कहां से होय
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Hindi
लोहे को लोहा काटता है
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Hungarian
Aki szelet vet, vihart arat
Hungarian
Ki mint vet, úgy arat
Hungarian
Szemet szemért, fogat fogért
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Italian
come tu semini così tu raccogli
Italian
Si raccoglie ciò che si semina
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Italian
occhio per occhio (e dente per dente)
Italian
Chi semina vento raccoglie tempesta
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Japanese
血で血を洗う
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Japanese
自業自得
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Kazakh
 Қазанға не салсаң- шөмішке сол ілінер 
Kazakh
Ne ekseñ sonı orаsıñ
Latin
Par pari refero
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Latin
Lex talionis
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Latin
Ut sementem feceris, ita metes
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Latin
Oculum pro oculu, dentem pro dente
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Latin
Hodie mihi, cras tibi
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Lithuanian
Akis už akį, dantis už dantį.
Occitan
a bon gat, bon rat
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Persian
چشم در مقابل چشم
Persian
از هر دست بدی از همون دست پس می گیری
Persian
با هر دستی بدهی با همان دست پس می گیری
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Persian
این به اون در
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Persian
چیزی که عوض داره گله نداره
Persian
هرچي بكاري همون رو درو مي كني
Persian
با هر دست بدي با همون دست پس مي گيري.
Polish
Kto sieje wiatr, zbiera burzę.
Polish
Prawo talionu
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Polish
odpłacić tą samą monetą
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Polish
odpłacić pięknym za nadobne
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Polish
Oko za oko, ząb za ząb.
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Polish
Kto mieczem wojuje, ten od miecza ginie.
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Portuguese
Hoje por mim, amanhã por ti
Portuguese
Quem semeia ventos colhe tempestades
Portuguese
Aqui se faz, aqui se paga
Romanian
Ochi pentru ochi si dinte pentru dinte.
Russian
Что посеешь, то пожнёшь
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Russian
Кто сеет ветер, пожнет бурю
Russian
Око за око, зуб за зуб
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Russian
что посеешь, то и пожнешь
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Russian
как аукнется, так и откликнется
Russian
кaкой привет, такой ответ
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Serbian
Sve se vraća, sve se plaća
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Serbian
Ударац за ударац.
Slovak
Kto druhému jamu kope, sám do nej spadne
Spanish
ojo por ojo (diente por diente)
Spanish
pagar con la misma moneda
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Spanish
golpe por golpe
Spanish
Quien siembra vientos, recoge (o cosecha) tempestades
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Spanish
Donde las dan, las toman
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Spanish
lo que se siembra se recoge/cosecha
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Spanish
Quien siembra vientos, recoge tempestades
Spanish
a cada cerdo le llega su San Martín
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Swedish
Öga för öga, tand för tand
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Thai
กรรมตามสนอง
Thai
กงเกวียนกำเกวียน
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Turkish
rüzgar eken fırtına biçer
Turkish
goze goz (dise dis)
Turkish
Eden bulur
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Turkish
Ne doğrarsan aşına, o çıkar kaşığına
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Turkish
ne ekersen onu biçersin
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English #1, #2, Indonesian
Ukrainian
Що посієш, те й збереш
Ukrainian
Як дбаєш так і маєш
Vietnamese
Gieo nhân nào, gặt quả đó

Meanings of "What goes around, comes ..."

Croatian

Tko pod drugim jamu kopa sam u nju pada. To je kao karma, vratiti će ti se što radiš - ako nekome učiniš loše, loše će ti se i vratiti. Također je kao dobivanje onoga što si zaslužio.

Explained by MaryanchyMaryanchy on Thu, 22/11/2018 - 18:15
Explained by MaryanchyMaryanchy
Croatian

Može se reći na tri načina: Oko za oko, zub za zub. Tko pod drugim jamu kopa sam u nju pada. Sve se vraća, sve se plaća. Ali značenje je isto; kada jedna osoba govori loše o drugoj, ili je uvrijedi na neki način, šanse su da će zauzvrat dobiti isti tretman - ako nekome napraviš nešto loše, vraća ti se istom mjerom.

Explained by MaryanchyMaryanchy on Sun, 02/12/2018 - 08:29
Explained by MaryanchyMaryanchy
English

It's like Karma. What you do will come back to you. It's also like getting what you deserved.

Explained by mabushiimabushii on Sat, 22/12/2012 - 03:37
Explained by mabushiimabushii
English

used to say that if someone treats other people badly he or she will eventually be treated badly by someone else

Explained by ϕιλομαθήςϕιλομαθής on Fri, 14/09/2018 - 18:07
Explained by ϕιλομαθήςϕιλομαθής
Filipino/Tagalog

Kung mabuti ang ginawa mo sa iba, kabutihan rin ang babalik sa iyo kung masama ang ginawa mo sa iba, di mabuti ang babalik sa iyo.

Explained by hariboneagle927hariboneagle927 on Mon, 24/12/2012 - 12:29
Explained by hariboneagle927hariboneagle927
Finnish

Minkä taakseen jättää, sen edestään löytää

Explained by BesoariaBesoaria on Wed, 26/12/2012 - 01:49
Explained by BesoariaBesoaria
French

La roue tourne

Explained by FarhaFarha on Sat, 06/08/2016 - 23:37
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German

Alles was du tust kommt auf dich zurück.

Explained by 49BlackButterfly49BlackButterfly on Sat, 22/12/2012 - 14:56
Explained by 49BlackButterfly49BlackButterfly
Alternativ: "wie man in den Wald hinein ruft, so schallt es heraus". - magicmulder 1 year ago
Greek

Σε ελεύθερη μετάφραση σημαίνει <Έχει ο καιρός γυρίσματα> αλλά ουσιαστικά σημαίνει πως ό,τι κάνει κύκλο γυρίζει πάλι πίσω.

Explained by Guest on Thu, 29/05/2014 - 17:24
Explained by Guest
Greek

Ό, τι σου γράφει

Explained by Guest on Thu, 07/12/2017 - 22:32
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Italian

la ruota gira/ ciò che semini raccogli

Explained by la rula ru on Fri, 05/12/2014 - 16:26
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Norwegian

man høster som man sår

Explained by Guest on Fri, 13/07/2018 - 11:09
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Russian

Как аукнется, так и откликнется.
Как ты отнесешься к человеку, так и он к тебе отнесется.

Explained by NikoletaBrilliantNikoletaBrilliant on Sat, 22/12/2012 - 08:08
Explained by NikoletaBrilliantNikoletaBrilliant
Еще вариант - Что посеешь, то и пожнешь - bugmenot 7 years ago
Serbian

Ako učiniš nekome loše, loše će ti se i vratiti.

Explained by korisnik12korisnik12 on Sat, 03/01/2015 - 20:22
Explained by korisnik12korisnik12
Slovenian

Kdor pije, ta plača

Explained by Roland TischerRoland Tischer on Thu, 09/06/2016 - 14:55
Explained by Roland TischerRoland Tischer
Spanish

Es una frase para explicar que todo acto tiene su consecuencia, muchas veces es traducido como "Todo lo que sube tiene que bajar" o "Quien siembra vientos, recoge tempestades"

Explained by JolieSchon17JolieSchon17 on Tue, 27/05/2014 - 23:03
Explained by JolieSchon17JolieSchon17
Turkish

"Eden bulur" ya da "Ne ekersen onu biçersin" şeklinde çevrilebilir. Yaptığın/ettiğin sana geri döner anlamında. Genel olarak olumsuz anlamda kullanılır.

Explained by Ferhat YalçınFerhat Yalçın on Wed, 06/03/2013 - 19:36
Explained by Ferhat YalçınFerhat Yalçın

"What goes around, ..." in lyrics

Eminem - Godzilla

These chicks are spazzin' out, I only get more handsome and flyer
I got 'em passin' out like what you do when you hand someone flyers
And what goes around comes around just like the blades on the chainsaw
'Cause I caught the flack, but my dollars stacked right off the bat like a baseball

Umut Timur - Yaram Taze

What goes around comes around
Oh lala oh lalala
What goes around comes around

PNL - Misery is so beautiful

Well, the tears are steaming hot
Oh my God, I'm waiting for the dices and quick
What goes around comes around, or maybe not
At the end of the day, all of this is up to you

Faydee - Yenilmez

Putting someone down that's a low blow
Birini ezmek, bu bel altı vurmaktır
What goes around comes around like a yoyo
Bir yoyo gibi ne ekersen onu biçersin

MC Jottapê - I Love You Without Commitment

You're in love, gorgeous, now what?
A taste of your own medicine
What goes around comes around, that's just life

Lil darkie - Genocide

But remember, that what goes around
Comes back around, goes back around to you, yeah
What goes around, comes around
Goes around, comes around, goes around, come back to you

Cem Karaca - What goes around comes around

My fortune is painted black, real black
My words are not agreed by my love
I burnt my heart in the hell
Alas!...Alas!...Alas!

J-Hope - 1VERSE

even making all of my fans will get turned on
I’ll make my haters puke (puke)
what goes around comes around, now reap what I’ve sown
while favorable comments will make me bow,

Jan Böhmermann - Justice is coming (Knock-out in Karlsruhe)

[Intro:]
There's just one thing to keep in mind:
What goes around
Comes around

Justin Timberlake - What Goes Around.../...Comes Around

What goes around comes around
Yeah
What goes around comes around
You should know that

Ruoska - Man overboard

Wrenches his/her hand from a hand
What is left behind
Will be found from the front one time1
Will be found from the front

  • 1. Phrase, practically the same as "What goes around comes around"

Yulia Savicheva - Nothing To Love With

I passed my way to the end, even if it was long

What goes around comes around, that's how karma works
Faith has got the different plans for two of us

Cage the Elephant - Black Madonna

[Pre-Chorus]
Climb so high, don't hear a sound
Don't you forget what goes around, comes around
Climb so high, tell me how to feel

Tropico Band - Don't Call Me

And I see in your eyes
victory with somebody else
but what goes around, comes around easily

Kanda, Kodža i Nebojša - Ahead there

..uuuu!! But I need you.....

What goes around comes around never society man.
Heart is only one that I obey and hearings around.

Costee - Escape the Bad Feeling

It feels as if I'm still living the same year
My ways are still the same, but now I only get a headache
What goes around comes around, of course

Anouk - Nobody's Wife

It's too bad, but hey, that's me
what goes around comes around, you'll see
that I can carry the burden of pain

Pokáč - In the Forest

An awfully boring place

Ooh-ooh-ooh, what goes around comes around1
O-o-o-o-o-o-oh, hey, listen up, forest, I like my living room better

  • 1. Literally: What you shout in the forest comes echoing back

No Resolve - What You Deserve

I know all your lies
You should know
What goes around comes around

Of Mice & Men - Taste Of Regret

And time can't and won't unshatter the glass

What goes around comes around someday