What is your “favorite” proverb?

September 23, 2009 at 3:31 PM 6 comments

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Tell us about your “favorite” proverb and how it relates to your life?

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  • 1. Thainá  |  September 23, 2009 at 6:51 PM

    “Melhor um pássaro na mão do que dois voando.”
    One of my favorite proverbs is “melhor um pássaro na mão do que dois voando”. It’s often said when you’re giving advice. It means that it is better to have something safe in your hands than the same thing out of touch or you may not be able to get it. One example is when you have already won a lot of money at a casino and your friend, seeing that you could lose all you have already won, says that proverb, meaning that it is better to stop playing and having the money you won than keeping dreaming of more and more money, because you could lose the game, and lose your money. I like it because it says the truth. A similar proverb in English is “A bird in hand is worth two in the bush”.

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  • 2. Fabiana  |  September 25, 2009 at 6:25 PM

    I like many proverbs, but as fas as I remember the best one is: “Hear and you forget; see and you remember; do and you understand.” We learn by doing, that’s why students should use English as much as they can, just listening and watching other people won’t do much!
    Cheers,
    Fabi

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  • 3. thais  |  September 27, 2009 at 8:15 PM

    My favorite proverb

    One of my favorite proverbs is “A grama do vizinho sempre é mais verde”. It means that people think their neighbor’s life is always easier or better than theirs. Or their lives are worse than others and sometimes feel jealous about it.
    I like it because it says you have to look at your life twice before looking atother people’s life. Because sometimes we think other people’s life is better than ours and when we stop to think, we can see it must be a mistake, because our life can be better than the others’, because if we think everybody has problems and nobody’s life is perfect.
    An similar proverb in English is “Envy never enriched any man”.

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  • 4. Sarah Muniz  |  September 29, 2009 at 8:09 PM

    My favorite proverb is..
    A palavra é prata, o silêncio é ouro.” it means, when you say something, it can be good, but if you just stay in silence, you do something better. Because in silence, you can’t say something wrong.
    I like this proverb because there are people who think that they know a lot and they speak, speak, and speak, but who realy knows it, keeps it in silence, just listening to what stupid people say, and study more.

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  • 5. patcarneiro  |  October 1, 2009 at 5:11 PM

    Sarah, I wish I could be quieter. But silence is a gift that God has given to a few ppl that I know. Unfortunately I am not one of thm🙂

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  • 6. Karthic Prakash  |  May 5, 2014 at 1:29 AM

    hello i am a student and i have been given a project to give reasons for your favorite proverb in not less than 350 words.Please help me.Can you give a reason for your choice

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