He can’t keep a lentil in his mouth until it becomes soft
pehrahneen metch vohssb chee tuhchehr
This saying indicates that a person is not able to keep a secret for long. He can’t keep a dry lentil in his mouth long enough to moisten it until it becomes soft. Therefore, he can’t keep a secret for long.
Black on the inside and white on the outside
shehvuh nehrss, jehrmahg toursh
When someone is troubled by a serious problem, they should learn to hide it from strangers