#EngProverbs: African proverbs about life

Hi, Fellass… how are you doing this week? I hope you’ve been doing well. I also want to wish Happy Eid Mubarak to those who celebrate it. Well, In this occation I would like to share some African proverbs that tell about life.

1) “Only a fool tests the depth of a river with both feet,” Meaning: you can’t be involve into a situation without thinking about it first.

2) “Sugarcane is sweetest at its joint.”

Meaning: the best things of our life may be hard to be achieved, but in the end, it is worth it.

3) “Life is like a mist or a shadow; it quickly passes by.”
Meaning: it has a similar meaning to “Life is too short, and you only live it once.”

4) “The Rain does not fall on one roof.”

Meaning:  everyone will certainly have problems and challenges she/he should face.

5) “It takes a whole village to raise a child.”

Meaning: someone’s characters, manners, and behaviour are affected by his/her interaction with the society.

6) “He who does not know one thing knows another.”

Meaning: the one who doesn’t know about something doesn’t mean he/she knows nothing

7) “Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.”

Meaning: don’t focis on your failures/mistakes, but the reason behind it. Otherwise, you may repeat the same mistake again.


Compiled and written by @mettaa_ for @EnglishTips4u on Friday, Ju June 7, 2019

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