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Proverbs

  1. 1. Fun with English
  2. 2. Proverbs!
  3. 3. are simple and concrete sayings that many peopleProverbs: know and understand. Proverbs are often borrowed from similar languages and cultures.
  4. 4. Nothing defines a culture as distinctly as its language,Proverbs: and the element of language that best encapsulates a societys values and beliefs is its proverbs.
  5. 5. For Example the Japanese proverb: 出る杭は打たれる。 Literally: The nail that sticks out gets hammered down.
  6. 6. Let’s learn someproverbs!
  7. 7. Ignorance is bliss. Not knowing something is often more comfortable than know it. Haste makes waste.One makes mistakes when being too rushed.
  8. 8. Well begun is half done.A good beginning almost assures success.Mind your own business. Do not be so interested in what other people are doing.
  9. 9. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. It is not healthy for someone to work all the time and never play. Experience is the best teacher.You will learn more from things that happento you in real life than you will from hearing about or studying things that happen to other people.
  10. 10. Out of sight out of mind.If you do not see someone or something frequently, you will forget about it. Old habits die hard. People find it difficult to change their behavior.
  11. 11. Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. Going to bed early and waking up early is good for success. Bad news travels fast. Information about trouble or misfortune disseminates quickly (more quickly than good news).
  12. 12. Where there’s a will there’s a way. If you want something badly enough, you can find the means to get it. Better safe than sorry. You should be cautious - if you are not, you may regret it.
  13. 13. Honesty is the best policy.You should always tell the truth, even whenit seems as if it would be useful to tell a lie. Live and let live. Do not judge the way other people live their lives.
  14. 14. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.It is necessary to take risks in order to achieve something.
  15. 15. Let’s review proverbs.
  16. 16. Not know something is often more comfortable Ignorance is bliss. than knowing it. Haste makes waste. One makes mistakes when being too rushed. Well begun is half done. A good beginning almost assures success. Do not be so interested in what other Mind your own business. people are doing. It is not healthy for someone to work all the All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. time and never play. You will learn more from things that happen to you in real life than you Experience is the best teacher. will from hearing about or studying things that happen to other people. If you do not see someone or something frequently, you Out of sight out of mind. will forget about it. Old habits die hard. People find it difficult to change their behavior.Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, Going to bed early and waking up early wealthy, and wise. is good for success. Information about trouble or misfortune disseminates quickly Bad news travels fast. (more quickly that good news). If you want something badly enough, you can Where there’s a will there’s a way. find the means to get it. You should be cautious - if you are not, Better safe than sorry. you may regret it. You should always tell the truth, even when it seems as if Honesty is the best policy. it would be useful to tell a lie. Live and let live. Do not judge the way other people live their lives. It is necessary to take risks in order Nothing ventured, nothing gained. to achieve something.
  17. 17. Parting is suchsweet sorrow.(Proverb for good bye!)

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