#EngProverb: famous American proverbs and their meanings

Tonight I’m gonna share with you some famous American proverbs. However, I need your help. I need your help to explain the #EngProverb. :)

You can write the explanation in English or bahasa Indonesia, up to you. Don’t forget to mention the number and #EngProverb. Here they are! :)

  1. “Actions speak louder than words.”
  2. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”
  3. “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.”
  4. “Curiosity killed the cat.”
  5. “It takes two to tango.”
  6. “Love is blind.”
  7. “Money does not grow on trees.”
  8. “No pain, no gain.”
  9. “The pen is mightier than the sword.”
  10. “You reap what you sow.”
  11. “Beggars can’t be choosers.”
  12. “Don’t bite off more than you can chew.”
  13. “Good things come in small packages.”
  14. “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.”
  15. “Two’s company, but three’s a crowd.”

Meanings and explanations

  1. @Caesarros: that what you do is more important than what you say” | @nimasajenk: 1. It means people can say whtever they want but actually doing sumthin’ will teach/show more than just sayin it.
  2. @DesyRF: Kalo kita makan buah kita pasti sehat jadi gaperlu ke dokter *eh | @willinapit: 2. Mencegah lebih baik daripada mengobati
  3. @daisytarigan: 3. Cantik itu relatif, tergantung sama orang yang memandang :)
  4. @SvetlanaMegee: 4. You might be put yourself in danger if you get too much into people’s business  | @ECFIB_UB: 4. Beware of things that you are too interested to and make you too curious because sometimes it can lead you to problems
  5. @dnovac: it takes both of the parties to make the relationship works. I guess.” | “@LV_Ayuningtyas: it takes two persons working together in a difficult task, such as dancing the tango ^^”
  6. @SoesilotomoJr: number 6. If u love someone,u cannot see any faults in that person.” | @dewiasrinii: 6. love cares nothing about appearance
  7. @marina_christ: Harus bekerja keras untuk menghasilkan uang | @MbsYolanda: because money doesn’t grow on tress, so we must hard work to get something :D
  8. @andasaridessy: harus berkorban untuk mendapatkan sesuatu. | @_RHMRSK: no risks, no rewards
  9.  ‏@aalrizqi: It means that, bad words is more painful than a scar from a sword | @lianarufia: with writing, anyone can hurt others. It sucks more than killed by sword.
  10. @nikenwr: 10. You will inevitably get the result of what u have ever done | @andrw_nathaniel: 10. you will take responsibility of what you do
  11. @rusdimanaf: When you get something for free, just take for what its worth | “@Gcalvaristhy: Those who contribute little, can’t ask for big favor.”
  12. @yusinurs: Jangan maruk, secukupnya aja :) | “@deaanggarda: it means don’t take on more than you can handle.”
  13. @heavenline_: 13. Hal2 baik datang dalam bentk atau jumlah yg kecil shg kadang ga kita sadari | @ActiveEnglish_: 13. “Kebahagiaan datang dari hal-hal kecil. :)
  14. @redsunset14: we can win people’s love with our cooking!” | “@zenmuhd: you made a man’s happy by feeding them :))”
  15. @mizalfia: the two of them enjoy each other’s presence, meanwhile the third doesn’t really mesh with the other two.” | No. 15 actually means: kalau lagi berduaan dan gak mau diganggu orang ke tiga, say, “Two’s company, but three’s a crowd.” ;)

Source of the proverbs:

American English Proverbs

Compiled and written by @NenoNeno at @EnglishTips4U on July 29, 2013

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