In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1refrán masculineproverbio masculineas the proverb goes — como dice el proverbio / refrán
- They still exchange mnemonic sayings, adages and proverbs.
- When I was younger I had had a Polish violin teacher, and she had told me a Yiddish proverb that proved to be the truth.
- He is well known for weaving proverbs and traditional storytelling into the western form of the novel.
- His sayings and proverbs, which embodied his philosophy of life, were handed down from generation to generation.
- Sheikh Mo, who fancies himself a prophet of modernisation, likes to impress visitors with clever proverbs and heavy aphorisms.
- Riddles and proverbs can influence each other and sometimes a piece of advice in proverb form can be turned into a riddle, or vice versa.
- The shrewdness and sharpness of his proverbs and his forceful epigrams serve, in an exceptional degree, to make ethical ideas a popular possession.
- Songs, stories, proverbs, and sayings have been passed down over thousands of years.
- It's tough to choose a single epitaph for a man who invoked so many epigrams and proverbs.
- To quote a Kannada proverb it is like water off a buffalo's back.
- I hate wise proverbs, as a rule, but the one about ‘all work and no play’ certainly springs to mind.
- Riddles, proverbs, and sayings that describe proper behavior for both young and old Kenyans are still common.
- It is better to light one candle than curse the darkness, as a rough translation of a Chinese proverb goes.
- Adinkra symbols usually represent popular proverbs, adages or traditional concepts in Ghanaian culture.
- Beware of proverbs: they are a snare and a delusion.
- The sayings are in the form of proverbs, parables, aphorisms, and exhortations.
- Norwegians tend to integrate sayings and proverbs into daily conversations.
- The epic by Waris is interspersed with proverbs, sayings, folktales, history and poetry par excellence.
- He gives his advice with old Iraqi proverbs and quotes from the Koran.
- There is literal truth in the proverb that habit is second nature.
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