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#EngProverb: English proverbs (10)

  1. Give someone an inch and they will take a mile (or yard).
    Orang yang sudah diberikan sesuatu, sering kali meminta lebih.
  2. A rotten apple spoils the barrel.
    Sikap tidak jujur seseorang bisa memberikan pengaruh buruk pada orang-orang di sekitarnya.
  3. All is grist that comes to the mill.
    Semua hal/benda adalah sumberdaya potensial untuk meraih untung dan sukses.
  4. Cleanliness is next to godliness.
    Kebersihan fisik sama pentingnya dengan kebersihan hati dan jiwa.
  5. Empty vessels make the most noise.
    Orang yang kurang pengetahuan lebih sering meributkan sesuatu.
    Tong kosong nyaring bunyinya.
  6. Knowledge in youth is wisdom in age.
    Pengetahuan yang kita dapat selagi muda adalah harta yang tidak ternilai untuk masa tua nanti.
  7. Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.
    Pendidikan dan pengetahuan adalah modal kita seumur hidup.
  8. No man is an island. – Tidak ada orang yang bisa hidup sendiri.
    Kita semua membutuhkan (bantuan) orang lain.
  9. One man’s meat is another man’s poison.
    Orang yang berbeda tidak selalu menyukai benda/hal yang sama.
  10. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
    Sesuatu yang tidak bernilai buat seseorang, bisa saja sangat berharga buat org lain. @adtara3012

Compiled and written by @Miss_Qiak at @EnglishTips4U on February 29, 2012

#EngProverb: English proverbs (9)

  1. Too many cooks spoil the broth. – Kalau sesuatu dikerjakan oleh terlalu banyak orang, hasilnya tidak akan optimal.
  2. Waste not, want not. – Kalau kamu tidak pernah menyia-nyiakan sesuatu, kamu akan mendapatkannya ketika kamu memerlukannya.
  3. A good beginning makes a good end. – Sesuatu yang direncanakan dan dijalankan dengan baik akan memberi hasil yang baik juga.
  4. Be swift to hear, slow to speak. – Camkan dan dengarkan baik-baik sebelum berbicara, membalas, menjawab ataupun bereaksi.
  5. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. – Orang dengan keyakinan dan keinginan kuat akan selalu menemukan cara untuk mencapai keinginannya.
  6. Don’t bark if you can’t bite. – Jangan mengeluh atau menyalahkan kalau kamu sendiri tidak bisa bersikap dan berpendirian tegas.
  7. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. – Orang yang sudah terbiasa melakukan sesuatu dengan caranya sendiri tidak bisa/sulit diubah.
  8. A broken friendship may be soldered but will never be sound. – Persahabatan yang retak bisa dijalin lagi tapi takkan seerat sebelumnya.
  9. Every rose has its thorn. – Ada sisi buruk dari setiap hal yang tampaknya baik.
  10. Good and quickly seldom meet. – Perlu proses yang memakan waktu untuk mencapai keberhasilan, tidak bisa diburu-buru.

Compiled and written by @Miss_Qiak at @EnglishTips4U on January 18, 2012

#EngProverb: Chinese Proverbs in English

Dalam rangka Chinese New Year, admin ingin berbagi Chinese proverbs (peribahasa Cina) dalam Bahasa Inggris dari berbagai sumber.

  1. “Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.”
    • Meaning: Jangan takut tumbuh perlahan, takutlah jika kamu berdiam diri.
  2. “If you’re poor, change and you’ll succeed.”
    • Meaning: Jika kamu miskin, berubahlah, maka niscaya kamu akan sukses.
  3. “Do good, reap good; do evil, reap evil.”
    • Meaning: Jika kamu berbuat baik, maka kamu akan menuai yang baik, begitu juga sebaliknya.
  4. “A book holds a house of gold.”
    • Meaning: Buku adalah sumber kekayaan.
  5. “You can’t catch a cub without going into the tiger’s den.”
    • Meaning: Kamu tidak bisa menangkap anak harimau tanpa masuk ke sarangnya.
  6. “Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.”
    • Meaning: Guru membukakanmu pintu, tapi dirimu sendirilah yang memasuki ruangannya.
  7. “If a person has ambition, things will be accomplished.”
    • Meaning: Jika seseorang memiliki ambisi, maka apapun akan tercapai.
  8. “Early bird gets the worm.”
    • Meaning: Mereka yang rajin akan mendapatkan peluang (seperti “rejeki datang pada mereka yang bangun pagi”).
  9. “Be the first to the field, the last to the couch.”
    • Meaning: Jadilah yang pertama yang melakukan kebaikan dan yang terakhir yang melakukan keburukan.
  10. “It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.”
    • Meaning: Lebih baik menyalakan lilin daripada mengutuk kegelapan.

 

Compiled and written by @NenoNeno at @EnglishTips4U on Monday, January 23, 2012


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#EngProverb: English Proverbs (8)

  1. If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will avoid 100 days of sorrow. Arti: Supaya tidak menyesal, pertimbangkan kata-kata/tindakan kita terlebih dulu.
  2. He can who believes he can. Arti: Kalau kau percaya bahwa kau bisa melakukan sesuatu, kau pasti bisa.
  3. If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys. Arti: Ada uang, ada barang. Mutu yang didapat sesuai dengan harga yang dibayar.
  4. He who wills the end wills the means. Arti: Kalau kau yakin akan sesuatu, pasti ada cara untuk mendapatkannya.
  5. Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration. Arti: Sesuatu yang luar biasa perlu kerja keras dan dedikasi.
  6. Easier said than done. Arti: Melakukan sesuatu yang disarankan secara lisan tidak semudah kedengarannya.
  7. Better late than never. Arti: Lebih baik melakukan/mencoba sesuatu, meski telat, daripada tidak sama sekali.
  8. A tree is known by its fruit. Arti: Seseorang dikenal/dinilai dari tindakan, pekerjaan dan karyanya.
  9. What a man says drunk, he thinks sober. Arti: Orang lebih mudah berbicara jujur sesuai pikiran, tanpa rahasia, saat dia mabuk.
  10. Two wrongs don’t make a right. Arti: Membalas dendam terhadap seseorang yang telah menjahati kita bukan sebuah pembenaran.

Compiled and written by @Miss_Qiak at @EnglishTips4U on December 25, 2011

#EngProverb: English proverbs (7)

  1. If you are patient in one moment of anger,  you will avoid 100 days of sorrow.
    Arti: Supaya tidak menyesal, pertimbangkan kata-kata/tindakan kita terlebih dulu.
  2. He can who believes he can.
    Arti: Kalau kau percaya bahwa kau bisa melakukan sesuatu, kau pasti bisa.
  3. If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.
    Arti: ada uang, ada barang. Mutu yang didapat sesuai dengan harga yang dibayar.
  4. He who wills the end wills the means.
    Arti: kalau kau yakin akan sesuatu, pasti ada cara untuk mendapatkannya.
  5. Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.
    Arti: sesuatu yang luar biasa perlu kerja keras dan dedikasi.
  6. Easier said than done.
    Arti: melakukan sesuatu yang disarankan secara lisan tidak semudah kedengarannya.
  7. Better late than never.
    Arti: lebih baik melakukan/mencoba sesuatu, walau telat, daripada tidak sama sekali.
  8. A tree is known by its fruit.
    Arti: seseorang dikenal/dinilai dari tindakan/pekerjaan/karyanya.
  9. What a man says drunk, he thinks sober.
    Arti: Orang lebih mudah berbicara jujur sesuai pikiran, tanpa rahasia, saat dia mabuk.
  10. Two wrongs don’t make a right.
    Arti: membalas dendam terhadap seseorang yang telah menjahati kita bukan sebuah pembenaran.

Compiled and written by @Miss_Qiak at @EnglishTips4U on December 11, 2011

#EngProverb: English proverbs (6)

  1. “He who knows nothing, doubts nothing.” – Orang-orang yg berpengetahuan punya berbagai pilihan, yang kadang membingungkan.
  2. “All that glitters is not gold.” – Sesuatu yang terlihat mewah/menarik belum tentu berharga atau sesuai kenyataan, penampilan bisa menipu.
  3. “Crime doesn’t pay.” – Sesuatu yang didapat secara kriminal (perbuatan tidak terpuji) tidak akan bermanfaat bagi pemiliknya.
  4. “Kindness begets kindness.” – Apabila kita secara ikhlas berbuat baik terhadap orang lain, kita juga akan menerima kebaikan dari orang lain.
  5. “All cats are grey in the dark.” – Semua orang adalah asing dan tidak dikenal sampai saat nama mereka dikenal orang lain.
  6. “Better flatter a fool than fight him.” – Sebaiknya jangan berdebat dengan orang-orang bodoh.
  7. “When the cat’s away, the mice play.” – Orang-orang berkelakuan buruk/santai saat boss atau orang-orang yang berwenang lainnya tidak mengawasi.
  8. “No news is good news.” – Apabila suatu berita adalah berita buruk, pasti sudah tersebar dan lebih cepat diketahui.
  9. “Variety is the spice of life.” – Hidup akan terasa lebih menarik apabila kita mencoba berbagai hal.

Compiled and written by @Miss_Qiak at @EnglishTips4U on November 9, 2011

#EngProverb: English proverbs (5)

  1. “You never know what you can do until you try.” – Try first before deciding not to do something.
  2. “Virtue is its own reward.” – You should not expect praise for acting in a correct or moral way.
  3. “Time and tide wait for no man.” – Delaying a decision will not prevent events from taking place.
  4. “Snug as a bug in a rug.” – Feeling very comfortable.
  5. “Pride comes before a fall.” – Don’t be too self-confident or proud; something may happen to make you look foolish.
  6. “Never put off till tomorrow what can be done today.” – Don’t postpone something you can do now.
  7. “Experience is the father of wisdom.” – Experience and knowledge result in better judgment.
  8. “Distance makes the heart grow fonder.” – When you are separated from the person you love, your feelings are even stronger.
  9. “Clothes don’t make the man.” – Appearances can be deceiving.
  10. “Home is where the heart is.” – You call home the place where the people you love are.

Compiled and written by @Miss_Qiak at @EnglishTips4U on October 16, 2011

#EngProverb: English proverbs (4)

  1. “Advice is least heeded when most needed.” – When a problem is serious, people often do not follow the advice given.
  2. “Every cloud has a silver lining.” – There is a positive or hopeful side to every unpleasant situation.
  3. “All’s well that ends well.” – There is a solution to everything even though there are doubts.
  4. “He who is everywhere is nowhere.” – It’s not good to do too many things at the same time.
  5. “Beauty is only skin deep.” – A person’s character is more important than their appearance.
  6. “Charity begins at home.” – A person’s first duty is to help and care for his own family.
  7. “Half a loaf is better than none.” – You should be grateful for something, even if it’s not as much as you wanted.
  8. “If two ride a horse, one must ride behind.” – When two people do something together, one will be the leader and the other will be the subordinate.
  9. “Let bygones be bygones.” – Let’s forgive and forget past quarrels.
  10. “A stitch in time saves nine.” – It’s better to deal with a problem in its early stages, because if you don’t, it will get worse.
  11. “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” – You cannot expect to achieve anything if you don’t take risks.
  12. “Procrastination is the thief of time.” – Delaying an action for too long is a waste of time.

Compiled and written by @Miss_Qiak at @EnglishTips4U on October 7, 2011.

#EngProverb: English proverbs (3)

  1. “Absence makes the heart grow fonder” – When you are away from someone you love, you love them even more.
  2. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” – A person’s character is more important than their appearance.
  3. “Losers weepers, finders keepers” – If you lose something you weep, if you find something you keep it.
  4. “Marry in haste, repent at leisure” – If you get married too quickly, you may spend all your life regretting it.
  5. “The truth is in the wine” – People speak more freely under the influence of alcohol.
  6. “To err is human, to forgive divine” – It is human nature to make mistakes, therefore one should forgive.
  7. “Stolen fruit is the sweetest” – What is forbidden is the most tempting.
  8. “Put all your eggs in one basket” – Risk everything by relying on one plan.
  9. “Loose lips sink ships” – Disclosing important information could result in large.
  10. “If life deals you lemons, make lemonade” – You should make the best of a bad situation.

Compiled by @Patipatigulipat at @EnglishTips4U on August 27, 2011

#EngProverb: English proverbs (2)

  1. “A loaded wagon makes no noise.” – Really wealthy people don’t talk about money.
  2. “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” – Working too hard and not taking the time to have fun is bad for you.
  3. “Hunger is a good sauce.” – All food tastes good when you are hungry.
  4. “However long the night, the dawn will break.” – Bad things don’t last forever.
  5. “An idle brain is the devil’s workshop.” – One who has nothing to do will be tempted to do many mischievous acts.
  6. “Faint heart never won fair lady.” – To succeed in life one must have the courage to pursue what he wants.
  7. “Strike while the iron is hot.” – Seize a good opportunity as quickly as possible.
  8. “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” – One usually desires another more when he/she is far away.
  9. “Laugh and the world laughs with you.” – When someone is in a happy and cheerful mood, people like being with him.
  10. “He who hesitates is lost.” – If you delay your decision too long, you may miss a good opportunity.
  11. “A chicken and egg question.” – A mysterious question which can’t be answered.
  12. “Diligence is the mother of good fortune.” – Working hard will bring you riches and success.
  13. “Every man has his faults.” – No one is perfect.
  14. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” – A small preventive treatment wards off serious problems.
  15. “An onion a day keeps everyone away.” – A humoristic version of “an apple a day…”. LOL :D
  16. “Haste makes waste.” – Things that are done in a hurry are usually done sloppily and may contain careless mistakes.
  17. “Old habits die hard.” – It is difficult to change a long-time habit.
  18. “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” – Laughter is the best way to break the ice between strangers/enemies.
  19. “What goes around, comes around.” – How you treat people is how you will eventually be treated.

Compiled and written by @ChatrineYKat on August 10, 2011

#EngProverb: English proverbs

  1. Learn to walk before you run.” – Don’t rush into doing something until you know how to do it.
  2. Money doesn’t grow on trees.” – You shouldn’t waste money because it is not plentiful.
  3. Patience is a virtue.” – It is good to be patient.
  4. Still waters run deep.” – A quiet person can have much knowledge or wisdom.
  5. The best things in life are free.” – You don’t have to pay for what is important: happiness, friendship, good health.
  6. When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” – You should adopt the customs of the people or country you are visiting.
  7. Walls have ears.” – Be careful. People could be listening.
  8. It’s no use crying over spilt milk.” – Don’t express regret for something that has happened and cannot be remedied.
  9. He who hesitates is lost.” – If you delay your decision too long, you may miss a good opportunity.
  10. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.” – Inexperienced people act in situations that more intelligent people would avoid.

Compiled by @EnglishTips4U on July 10, 2011