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    I assume every language, countries or culture have different proverbs (sayings) so lets share proverbs from your background.

    I will start, I translated it from my language to English and you can tell me what you understood from it.
    Background: Somali
    Some Proverbs:

    1."A man who has eaten something becomes shy."

    2."These youth taught their mother to give birth."

    3."One refusing a sibling's advice breaks his arm."

    4."Men for tea, women for talk."

    5.To be without a friend is to be poor indeed.

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    Re: Proverbs

    *Anger is a condition in which the tongue works faster than the mind
    *You can lead a fool to wisdom, but you can't make him think
    *He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery
    *Everybody is somebody else's weirdo
    *Make a man a fire, he will be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, he will be warm for the rest of his life.
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    Re: Proverbs

    Quote Originally Posted by barney View Post
    *Anger is a condition in which the tongue works faster than the mind
    *You can lead a fool to wisdom, but you can't make him think
    *He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery
    *Everybody is somebody else's weirdo
    *Make a man a fire, he will be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, he will be warm for the rest of his life.


    Nice proverbs but very simple, do you know different proverbs that is hard to understand?

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    Re: Proverbs

    Many more Somali proverbs:

    ''A camel can tolerate a heavy load, but not a crooked rope.''

    ''A man throws stones not words. ''

    ''A coward dies before the courageous dies.''



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