This Week's Phrase

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Too many cooks spoil the broth

Episode 5 / 28 Jan 2019

Too many cooks spoil the broth is kan fayyadu; waan namoonni baayyeen itti hirmaatan, garuu bu’aansaa daran kan gadi bu’e yommuu tahu, aarii qaban itti ibsachuuf gargaara. 

There were 15 people in our meeting this morning, all from different departments each with different opinions. We didn't manage to achieve anything that we had planned to. Too many cooks spoil the broth!

Every member of the department was involved in the planning stage of the project. When it came to the execution of the plan, nobody had a clear idea of what they were supposed to do. It was a clear case of 'too many cooks spoil the broth!'

The children wanted to do a good science project together, but they could not agree on anything. Too many cooks spoil the broth!

This Week's Phrase dhihoo kanaa

  • Too many cooks spoil the broth

    Too many cooks spoil the broth

    Episode 5 / 28 Jan 2019

    Gaalee 'Too many cooks spoil the broth' jedhu akkatti fayyadaman baradhu

  • The life and soul of the party

    The life and soul of the party

    Episode 4 / 21 Jan 2019

    Itti fayyadama gaalee 'The life and soul of the party' jedhu kutaa Gaalee Har’aa keessatti baradhaa.

  • A clean bill of health

    A clean bill of health

    Episode 3 / 14 Jan 2019

    Itti fayyadama gaalee 'a clean bill of health' jedhu kutaa Gaalee Har’aa keessatti baradhaa.

  • The third degree

    The third degree

    Episode 2 / 07 Jan 2019

    Hiika gaalee 'to give someone the third degree’ jedhu baradhu.

  • Mix business with pleasure

    Mix business with pleasure

    Episode 1 / 31 Dec 2018

    Hojii fi sochiiwwan hawaasummaa walitti fiduuf.