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#EngProverb: English Proverb (21)

1. Never say die. Meaning: never give up.

2. False friends are worse than open enemies. Meaning: it’s better to know who your real enemies are than trust someone than someone who pretends to be a friend.

3. Half a loaf is better than none. Meaning: you should be grateful for something even if it’s not as much as you wanted.

4. However long the night, the dawn will break. Meaning: bad things don’t last forever.

5. The devil looks after his own. Meaning: success comes to those who deserve it least.

6. The die is cast. Meaning: a decision that has been made and it’s impossible to change it.

7. There’s no fool like an old fool. Meaning: an older person is expected to behave more sensibly.

8. Walls have ears. Meaning: be careful, people could be listening.

9. Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. Meaning: worrying over small details can make them seem worse.

10. Misery loves company. Meaning: when people are sad they often like others to feel sad too.

Compiled and written by @iisumarni at @EnglishTips4U on December 2, 2012

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#EngProverb: English Proverbs (20)

1. If you chase two rabbits, you’ll not catch either one. Meaning: if you do 2 things at the same time,you won’t succeed doing either of them

2. Better be alone than in bad company. Meaning: be careful in choosing people you associate with.

3. Little strokes fell good oaks. Meaning: if you divide a task into small parts, it will be easier to do it.

4. A stumble may prevent a fall. Meaning: correcting a small mistake may help you to avoid making a bigger one.

5. A burden of one’s own choice is not felt. Meaning: when you do something difficult voluntary, it’ll make it seems easier.

6. God helps those who help themselves. Meaning: if you make an effort to achieve something, you’ll be successful.

7. Honey catches more flies than vinegar. Meaning: you can obtain more cooperation from others by being nice.

8. Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade. Meaning: nothing is achieved without effort.

9. He who is everywhere is nowhere. Meaning: it’s not good to do too many things at the same time

Compiled and written by @iisumarni at @EnglishTips4U on December 13, 2012.

#EngProverb: English Proverb (19)

1. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Meaning: setiap orang memiliki pandangan berbeda tentang sesuatu harga dari suatu barang.

2. There’s no time like present. Meaning: jika kamu harus melakukan sesuatu, lakukan sekarang juga. Jangan ditunda

3. If you can’t beat ’em, join them. Meaning: disaat kamu berusaha untuk mengubah sikap seseorang dan gagal, mungkin kamu yang harus berubah

4. Beggars can’t be choosers. Meaning: jika kamu meminta tolong pada seseorang, kamu harus menerima apapun yang dia berikan.

5. People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Meaning: jangan mengkritik orang lain jika kamu juga tidak sempurna

6. Fortune favors the bold. Meaning: orang yang berani mengejar mimpi akan lebih sukses ketimbang orang yang hidup dengan aman

7. When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Meaning: orang kuat tidak akan menyerah saat muncul masalah, bahkan bekerja lebih keras.

8. Two wrongs don’t make a right. Meaning: saat seseorang melakukan hal buruk, balas dendam hanya akan membuat semua semakin buruk.

9. Faint heart never won fair lady. Meaning: jika ingin sukses, kita harus punya keberanian untuk mengejar apa yang kita impikan.

10. Self trust is the first secret of success. Meaning: jika ingin sukses, kamu harus percaya pada kemampuan yang kamu miliki.

Compiled and written by @iisumarni at @EnglishTips4U on December 20, 2012

#EngProverb: English Proverbs (18)

1. Don’t tell tales out of school.

Meaning: don’t make public anything that should be kept private.

2. Don’t quarrel with your bread and butter.

Meaning: to give up your job without sufficient reason, which is foolish.

3. The pen is mightier than the sword.

Meaning: the written word is more to be feared than the physical force.

4. Don’t make yourself a mouse, or the cat will eat you.

Meaning: if you belittle yourself, people will take advantage of you

5. Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill.

Meaning: don’t turn a trifling matter into a major disaster.

Compiled and written by @fabfebby at @EnglishTips4U on November 04, 2012

#EngProverb: English Proverbs (17)

1. The end justifies the means.
Meaning: Wrong or unfair methods are sometimes used to get good & justifiable result.

2. Truth is stranger than fiction.
Meaning: What you get in reality is not like in fiction, often even stranger than fiction.

3. Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
Meaning: Worrying over small details can make them seem worse and makes you feel anxious.

4. Union is strength.
Meaning: A group has more force than an individual.

5. What soberness conceals, drunkenness reveals.
Meaning: People are less discreet under the influence of alcohol.

6. Look before you leap.
Meaning: Consider possible consequences before taking action. You wouldn’t want to have any regret later.

7. Knowledge is power.
Meaning: Knowledge makes it possible for you to act. You’d be lost without it.

8. In times of prosperity friends are plentiful.
Meaning: More friends would approach you when you have no difficulties.

9. If the cap fits, wear it.
Meaning: If a description applies to you, then accept it.

10. He laughs best who laughs last.
Meaning: Don’t express your joy or triumph too soon. Don’t boast unless you’ve made it to the end.

Compiled and written by @Miss_Qiak at @EnglishTips4U on October 6, 2012

#EngQuiz: Translate these Indonesian Proverbs!

The #EngQuiz this time involves translating from Indonesian to English Language, could be tricky BUT it will get you practising, right?

And what you’re going to translate is…

…translating these next Indonesian Proverbs to English :) Is anyone up for it?

I got five questions so far and they all come from fellas’ questions we have favourited so, if anyone can come up with TWO more Indonesian Proverbs that you think it’s interesting to translate to English, do tweet it!

I might pick it as the next additional two questions ;) So, are we ready for the #EngQuiz?

 

QUESTIONS

Q1. @nifadhah: tanya dong…usia diujung senja kl diterjemahin twpatnya apa ya?

Q2. @adistiayu: pardon me, i want to ask something. What do we say in english for “membabi buta”? Thank you :D #EngQuiz

Q3. @sakitokinesis: min , what do we call setali 3 uang (in English)? #EngQuiz

Q4. @sakitokinesis: bagai pinang dibelah 2 in english ? Is there any similar idiom like that ? #EngQuiz

Q5. @NugoMinaj: apa bahasa inggris nya atau slang atau idiom nya tak kenal maka tak sayang? :D #EngQuiz

Q6. @vaniaaartini: how about ‘bagai pungguk merindukan bulan’? ( Seseorang yang merindukan kekasihnya, tetapi cintanya tak terbalaskan)

Q7. @santydamay: kalau Malu Bertanya Sesat Dijalan apa? :) (tidak mau berusaha tidak akan mendapat kemajuan. ) #EngQuiz

Okay fellas, those are the seven questions for our #EngQuiz today! Keep the answers coming! Interesting ones gets an RT!

If you think there’s a proverb/idioms like it in English that can be your answer too :)

 

 

 

ANSWERS

A1.

@putradewanda: On the edge of glory =))

@nurcahyaniputri : It’s like being at the end of the age :|

A2.

@putradewanda : Gone wild? :D

@YektiTriana: Rampage atau Rage against.

@magdaPuspita: Anarchy. :’))) <- @dnovac : pardon me, but I think anarchy isnt the right term. Anarchy is a condition when there’s an absence of government. CMIIW :))  <- I think anarchy can be one of them although it’s not a straight translation, but your explanation is also right

@aprielmob: act blind

@sofyanlich: Brutality

A3.

@isnaaiu: Tweedledum and Tweedledee

@nurcahyaniputri : Setali 3 uang = Same/All the same

@ahmad_royhan: setali tiga uang = like father like son

A4.

 @_okkyyy:  try to answer this one,,ehmm bagai pinang di belah dua = like ɑ betel nut split in half #buka catatan kursus (:

@Novaaaaaay : bagai pinang dibelah dua = as like as two peas in a pod .

@imamdh: two of a kind

A5.

@annisafitriany: if you don’t know, you can’t like it : Tak kenal maka tak sayang

@ULyuli_: Unloved, unknown

A6.

@tieput: Unrequited love.

@realmeika: Bagai pungguk merindukan bulan : he’s just not into you :p

A7.

@adesosana: Better to ask the way than go astray

@idrriss: if you are shy of asking questions, you will get lost in your way

@octaviaayuM : If you’ll never try to work, there’ll be no progress

@MiyokoHirohata: If you never ask, you will never know

 

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4U on, October 2 2012

#EngProverb: Proverbs from various countries (L-Z)

  1. “A bite from a loving mouth is worth more than a kiss from any other.” ~Lebanon
    • Meaning: Be honest to others no matter how bad the fact is.
  2. “One man’s fault is another man’s lesson.” ~Malta
    • Meaning: Learn from somebody else’s mistake.
  3. “Salute the deaf; if the heavens don’t hear, the earth will hear.” ~Nigeria
    • Meaning: Let us do the correct thing, there are those who will understand.
  4. “If your friend was Honey, don’t lick him all away.” ~Oman
    • Meaning: Don’t take advantage of someone’s kindness for granted.
  5. “He who doesn’t look back can’t get to where he is going.” ~Philippines
    • Meaning: Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
  6. “Live for a century – learn for a century.” ~Russia
    • Meaning: Never cease to learn new things.
  7. “Time and thought tame the strongest grief.” ~Scotland
    • Meaning: Time will heal your sadness.
  8. “When fire burns over the great mountain, poison is cast in the great sea.” ~Tibet
    • Meaning: Evil comes to those who spread evil.
  9. “To eat a fish, you have to get into water first.” ~Ukraine
    • Meaning: If you want something, be ready to make some effort.
  10. “That which belongs to heaven, returns to earth.” ~Vietnam
    • Meaning: Things that enter your life easily leaves quickly.
  11. “A monkey in its mother’s eye is like a gazelle.” ~Yemen
    • Meaning: Love is blind.
  12. “If you can walk you can dance. If you can talk you can sing.” ~Zimbabwe
    • Meaning: We all have the ability to form something out of nothing.

Compiled by @Patipatigulipat at @EnglishTips4U on Friday, September 7, 2012

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#EngProverb: English Proverbs (16)

1. Don’t keep a dog and bark yourself. Jangan memperkerjakan seseorang untuk melakukan sesuatu, kalau akhirnya kamu yang akan mengerjakannya sendiri.

2. Every why has a wherefore. Ada penjelasan untuk semua hal/kejadian.

3. First things first. Dahulukan melakukan hal-hal yang penting atau mendesak sebelum melakukan hal yang lain.

4. Honey catches more flies than vinegar. Orang lain akan lebih mudah bekerjasama dengan kita jika kita bersikap manis.

5. If a camel gets his nose in a tent, his body will follow. Sekali kamu biarkan sesuatu yang mengganggu masuk dalam hidupmu, masalah lebih besar akan menyusul dan hidupmu akan sulit.

6. In for a penny, in for a pound. Jika kamu memulai sesuatu, bersiaplah untuk mengeluarkan semua tenaga untuk menyelesaikannya.

7. Let the chips fall where they may. Kita tidak bisa mengendalikan takdir. Biarkan semua terjadi sebagaimana adanya.

8. Only real friends will tell you when your face is dirty. Hanya teman sejati yang akan berkata jujur, meski terdengar buruk.

9. Poverty waits at the gates of idleness. Jika tidak/malas bekerja, kamu tidak akan mendapat penghasilan ataupun menjadi kaya.

10. Little strokes fell great oaks. Tugas yang dibagi dalam bagian-bagian kecil akan lebih mudah dilakukan, dan hasilnya bisa besar.

Compiled and written by @Miss_Qiak at @EnglishTips4U on September 21, 2012

#EngGame: Arranging Words into Famous Proverbs (2)

Today’s session will be about #EngProverb but I need you to help me rearrange those words into a famous proverb. Anyone wants to help me?

So, here are the rules for #EngGame:

  1. Rearrange those words into famous proverb.
  2. Explain the meaning with your own words.

QUESTIONS:

  1. cat-A-look-king-a-may-at
  2. catch-a-Set-thief-to-a-thief
  3. watched-boils-never-pot-A
  4. one-shuts-opens-another-When-door
  5. man-the-tailor-makes-The

ANSWERS:

  1. A cat may look at a king. Meaning: an inferior isn’t completely restricted in what they may do in the presence of a superior.
  2. Set a thief to catch a thief. Meaning: a person who knows the tricks of the trade is best equipped to do the job.
  3. A watched pot never boils. Meaning: time feels longer when you’re waiting for something to happen.
  4. When one door shuts another opens. Meaning: Failure should not discourage us, for some other opportunity always exists.
  5. The tailor makes the man. Meaning: a person can appear attractive in good clothes.

Compiled and written by @fabfebby at @EnglishTips4U on September 15, 2012

#EngProverb: Proverbs from various countries (A-K)

  1. “No one says his own buttermilk is sour.” ~Afghanistan
    • Meaning: No one advertises his own faults.
  2. “A sleeping fox finds no meat.” ~Brazil
    • Meaning: We have to work hard to meet our goals.
  3. “A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.” ~China
    • Meaning: We may not have the answer to a certain issue yet the purpose still is valuable in itself.
  4. “Fish and visitors smell in three days.” ~Denmark
    • Meaning: Houseguest will annoy the house owner if they are staying over too long.
  5. “Time has turns, and the year has weeks.” ~Greece
    • Meaning: Patience.
  6. “An empty sack can’t stand up.” ~Haiti
    • Meaning: You can’t get much work done on an empty stomach.
  7. “Wherever we stand, we have to hold the sky.” ~Indonesia
    • Meaning: Wherever we live, we must observe the local custom.
  8. “Let flow in the water.” ~Japan
    • Meaning: Forgive and forget.
  9. “If the outgoing words are beautiful, then the incoming words will be beautiful, too.” ~Korea
    • Meaning: Be nice to others if you want others to do the same to you.

 

Compiled and written by @Patipatigulipat at @EnglishTips4U on Friday, July 6, 2012

 

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#EngGame: Arranging Words into Famous Proverbs

Admin will give you something fun and that is #EngGame. In this #EngGame, you need to arrange those words into a famous proverb and don’t forget to explain the meaning with your own words.

QUESTIONS:

  1. workman-always-A-blames-tools-his-bad
  2. catches-early-The-bird-worm-the
  3. fruit-The-forbidden-sweetest-is
  4. best-the-Hope-for-prepare-worst-the-and-for
  5. the-is-sauce-best-Hunger
  6. the-apple-spoils-rest-rotten-One
  7. saved-A-penny-earned-is-penny-a
  8. gold-that-All-is-glitters-not
  9. talker-liar-A-great-is-a-great
  10. built-was-not-a-Rome-day-in

ANSWERS:

  1. A bad workman always blames his tools. Meaning: a person with lacks finds excuses for his lack of skill.
  2. The early bird catches the worm. Meaning: one who acts promptly gets what he desires.
  3. Forbidden fruit is the sweetest. Meaning: when something is not allowed, we are more tempted to it.
  4. Hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Meaning: you should be positive, but at the same time be ready to face hardship.
  5. Hunger is the best sauce. Meaning: when you have an appetite, even plain food tastes good.
  6. One rotten apple spoils the rest. Meaning: a single bad person can have a negative influence on all others.
  7. A penny saved is a penny earned. Meaning: it is as useful to save money that you already have as it is to earn more.
  8. All that glitters is not gold. Meaning: one should not be led by appearance.
  9. A great talker is a great liar. Meaning: a smooth and persuasive talker may be a good liar.
  10. Rome was not built in a day. Meaning: any big dream cannot be achieved overnight or instantly.

Compiled and written by @fabfebby at @EnglishTips4U on August 7, 2012

#EngProverb: Proverbs with animal theme

  1. Barking dogs seldom biteMeaning: people who talk a lot or threaten may not be actually harmful.
  2. If you call one wolf, you invite the pack. Meaning: when you invite one sin into your life, no matter how small, it opens the door for far worse or one bad will lead to many.
  3. Don’t bargain for fish which are still in the water. Meaning: never count anything until you take possession of it.
  4. Calm water doesn’t mean that there are no crocodiles. Meaning: don’t be fooled by appearances; danger can be lurking just beneath the surface.
  5. The best fish swims near the bottom. Meaning: the finest things are hard to get.
  6. A night without roosters will still end. Meaning: hope does not necessarily have to be based on tangible signs.
  7. A dog cannot bite you when it has warned you. Meaning: one is not likely to fall into the trap of his enemy when the latter has warned him/her.
  8. A baboon laughs at the buttocks of another baboon. Meaning: everyone has his/her weakness.
  9. The hen pecks and wipes its beak. Meaning: many people are not ready to admit their mistakes. They deny having done anything wrong and clear away every proof.
  10. It has been always difficult for a hyena to go through two ways (at the same time). Meaning: opposite things cannot be done at the same time.
  11. The rat does not help the other rat to peel a piece of maize. Meaning: it is not always easy for people with the same problem to help each other.
  12. Those who go to examine rainwater puddle will meet scorpions (around it). Meaning: you’ll get into trouble if you’re too inquisitive.
  13. You leave your cow and you run after a snake for meat. Meaning: trying to get something better than what you already have, you may result in losing the very thing you had before.
  14. If a mouse enters into the hole of a mole, forget about it. Meaning: you don’t expect to win a case in someone else’s village.
  15. The beak of the bird is what tells us the things it eats. Meaning: your words reveal the kind of person you are.

Compiled and written by @fabfebby at @EnglishTips4U on July 21, 2012

#EngGame: Arranging Words into Proverbs

Evening fellas! Who’s ready for our #EngGame today? In this game, You will have to arrange the words into a famous proverb :D

You’ll also have to explain the meaning in your own words, fellas. In this #EngGame, creativity is also needed :D

1. nine-time-A-in-stitch-saves

2. fast-Bad-travels-news

3. enough-One-woman-is-tongue-a-for

4. stomach-The-man’s-way-is-through-heart-to-his-a

5. noise-vessels-the-Empty-make-most

6. moss-A-no-stone-gathers-rolling

7. together-a-Birds-feather-flock-of

8. bush-in-hand-A-worth-the-bird-in-is-two

9.sea-devil-the-Between-the-deep-and 

10. lining-Every-silver-has-cloud-a 

ANSWERS:

1. A stitch in time saves nine

2. Bad news travels fast

3. One tongue is enough for a woman

4. The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach

5. Empty vessels make the most noise

6. A rolling stone gathers no moss

7. Birds of a feather flock together

8. A bird in hand is worth two in the bush

9. Between the devil and the deep sea

10. Every cloud has silver lining

Compiled and written by @waitatiri at @EnglishTips4U at July 12, 2012

#EngProverb: English proverbs (15)

  1. No one says his own buttermilk is sour. ~Afghanistan (Meaning: no one advertises his own faults)
  2. A sleeping fox finds no meat. ~Brazil (Meaning: we have to work hard to meet our goals)
  3. A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. ~China (Meaning: we may not have the answer to a certain issue yet the purpose still is valuable in itself)
  4. Fish and visitors smell in three days. ~Denmark (Meaning: houseguest will annoy the house owner if they are staying over too long)
  5. Time has turns, and the year has weeks. ~Greece (Meaning: patience)
  6. An empty sack can’t stand up. ~Haiti (Meaning: you can’t get much work done on an empty stomach)
  7. Wherever we stand, we have to hold the sky. ~Indonesia (Meaning: wherever we live, we must observe the local custom)
  8. Let flow in the water. ~Japan (Meaning: forgive and forget)
  9. If the outgoing words are beautiful, then the incoming words will be beautiful, too. ~Korea (Meaning: be nice to others if you want others to do the same to you)

Compiled by @Patipatigulipat at @EnglishTips4U on July 6, 2012

#EngProverb: English proverbs (14)

  1. The more you have, the more you want.
    Orang selalu menginginkan lebih dari yang dia punya.
  2. Only real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.
    Hanya teman sejati yang cukup peduli untuk mengatakan yang sebenarnya.
  3. Tall oaks grow from little acorns.
    Hal-hal yang besar dan menakjubkan berawal dari sesuatu yang kecil dan sederhana.
  4. The best advice is found on the pillow.
    Kita mungkin akan menemukan solusi untuk sebuah masalah setelah tidur atau beristirahat.
  5. Facts speak louder than words.
    Kepribadian seseorang akan terlihat jelas dari sikap dan tindakan, bukan hanya dari ucapan semata.
  6. Every path has its puddle.
    Selalu ada kesulitan dan halangan di setiap proses menuju kemajuan.
  7. If a camel gets his nose in a tent, his body will
    Biarkan sesuatu yang mengganggu masuk ke dalam hidupmu dan hidupmu akan sulit.
  8. Advisers run no risk.
    Lebih mudah memberi nasihat dibanding mempraktekkan nasihat itu sendiri.
  9. Better lose the saddle than the horse.
    Lebih baik berhenti dan menerima kekalahan sebelum keadaan semakin memburuk.
  10. Do unto others as you would have them do to you.
    Perlakukan orang lain sebagaimana kamu berharap diperlakukan oleh orang lain.
  11. The most bitter reality, much better than the sweetest lie.
    Kenyataan paling pahit, lebih baik daripada kebohongan paling manis. @ryan_perdana12
  12. Man proposes God disposes.
    Manusia berencana, Tuhan yang menentukan. @ariefrachakim
  13. The more you read, the more you get. Semakin banyak kamu membaca, semakin banyak yang kamu dapat. @kingbie

Compiled and written by @Miss_Qiak at @EnglishTips4U on July 1, 2012

#EngProverb: English Proverbs (13)

  1. You are what you eat. Apa yang kamu makan memperngaruhi kesehatanmu sendiri.
  2. Out of sight, out of mind. Kita mudah lupa seseorang yang jarang atau sudah lama tidak kita lihat.
  3. True friends are tested in adversity. Bila ada masalah, kamu sadari siapa saja teman-temanmu yang sebenarnya.
  4. Need teaches a plan. Bila terdesak, kita terpaksa dan akhirnya menemukan solusi.
  5. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Sifat seorang anak tidak jauh berbeda dari (didikan) keluarganya.
  6. Short reckonings make long friends. Hutang yang cepat dibayar akan lebih mempertahankan hubungan.
  7. Opportunity seldom knocks twice. Kesempatan tidak datang dua kali, jangan mengabaikan kesempatan yang muncul.
  8. He who plays with fire gets burnt. Sesuatu yang beresiko tinggi bisa menimbulkan masalah.
  9. Easy come, easy go. Uang yang mudah didapat akan lebih cepat habis/hilang.
  10. Better untaught than ill-taught. Lebih baik mempelajari sendiri suatu hal (dengan benar) daripada diajari dengan salah.
  11. Better safe than sorry. Lebih baik bertindak dengan aman daripada ceroboh dan menyesal nanti.

Compiled and written by @Miss_Qiak at @EnglishTips4U on June 4, 2012

#EngProverb: English proverbs (12)

  1. Spare the rod and spoil the child. Kalau anak kecil dibiarkan melakukan kesalahan tanpa hukuman, hal itu akan merusak sifat dia nanti.
  2. Prevention is better than cure. Lebih mudah mencegah sesuatu dibanding memperbaiki kerusakan/menyembuhkan penyakit nantinya.
  3. Necessity is the mother of invention. Inovasi-inovasi baru diawali karena munculnya sebuah kebutuhan.
  4. You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours. Kalau kamu membantuku, nanti aku akan membantumu.
  5. Unwillingness easily finds an excuse. Seseorang yang tidak berniat mengerjakan sesuatu, selalu mencari-cari alasan untuk menghindar.
  6. The pen is mightier than the sword. Kata-kata, ucapan dan komunikasi jauh lebih ampuh dibanding perang, kekerasan dan pertengkaran.
  7. Once bitten, twice shy. Setelah melakukan kesalahan/pengalaman buruk, seseorang akan lebih hati-hati untuk menghindari kejadian serupa.
  8. Silence gives consent. Kalau seseorang keberatan/tidak suka akan sesuatu, pasti dia akan mengatakannya. Kalau tidak, berarti tidak ada masalah.
  9. Who makes himself a sheep will be eaten by the wolves. Orang yang mudah terpengaruh, akan mudah dihasut oleh orang jahat.
  10. Too much bed makes a dull head. Kalau kita tidur terlalu lama, otak kita akan lemot. Kita jadi tidak bisa berpikir dengan jernih.

Compiled and written by @Miss_Qiak at @EnglishTips4U on May 9, 2012

#EngProverb: English proverbs (11)

  1. Practice what you preach. Lakukan apa yang kamu ucapkan/katakan atau sarankan ke orang lain. Kalau kita bilang jangan korupsi, kita sendiri juga jangan korupsi.
  2. Saying is one thing, doing is another. Kita tidak selalu melakukan apa yang kita katakan. Esensinya mirip kalimat sebelumnya.
  3. Sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me. Kekerasan fisik bisa melukai kita, kata-kata kejam tidak akan melukai kita.
  4. The devil makes work for idle hands. Orang yang tidak punya pekerjaan/kesibukan sering kali terlibat masalah atau melakukan kejahatan.
  5. Constant occupation prevents temptation. Orang yang punya pekerjaan atau kesibukan akan dijauhkan dari godaan.
  6. The more haste, the less speed. Orang yang selalu terburu-buru, lebih lambat menyelesaikan pekerjaannya.
  7. Wonders will never cease! Selalu ada kejutan di setiap kesempatan/waktu.
  8. It is always darkest before the dawn. Cobaan terasa paling sulit sebelum menemukan solusi atau diselesaikan.
  9. It takes all sorts to make a world. Ada banyak karakter dan berbagai macam orang di dunia.
  10. Hatred is a blind as love. Saat seseorang dibutakan oleh benci, orang itu tidak bisa melihat sisi positif dari orang yang dibencinya.
  11. Forewarned is forearmed. Kita akan bisa mempersiapkan diri kalau kita mendapat peringatan sebelumnya.
  12. Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched. Jangan terlalu yakin bahwa apa yang kamu lakukan akan berhasil.
  13. As you sow so shall you reap. Perbuatan baik akan dibalas dengan kebaikan. Begitu juga kalau kita berbuat jahat.

Compiled and written by @Miss_Qiak at @EnglishTips4U on March 11, 2012