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Old 09-20-2011, 04:46 PM
 
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Sikit sikit lama lama menjadi bukit. Malay for "A little bit over a long time becomes a mountain."

Another one: Seperti kacang melupakan kulit. Like a peanut who forgets his skin. Means that someone forgets their lot in life (and aspires for something better).
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:47 PM
 
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cool, keep it up guys.
And so, what country is that one from??

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Old 09-20-2011, 05:16 PM
 
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Dame pan y llámame tonto: Give me bread and tell me silly
I don't care what people say as long as I get what want
En tiempos de guerra cualquier hoyo es trinchera: In times of war, any hole is trench. "Any port in a storm."
Mal de muchos, consuelo de todos: bad for many, consolation of fools "Two in distress makes sorrow less."
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:22 PM
 
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Some Brazilian proverbs, that I don't know if are exclusively Brazilian or not:

In Portuguese: "Casa de ferreiro, espeto de pau"
Translation: "In a blacksmith's house the skewer is made of wood"
(Meaning: We say this to point out a contradiction between someone's occupation and some of his attitudes. For example, a doctor who tells everybody else to have a healthy diet, but he is always eating greasy burgers, or an economist who doesn't care to efficiently manage his household bills)
In Spanish we have "en casa de herrero, cuchara de palo" Same thing but we use a spoon.
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:18 PM
 
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"Del árbol caído, todos hacen leña"
From the fallen tree everyone makes firewood. Meaning when you have a misfortune, everyone judges you or takes advantage of you

"El diablo sabe más por viejo que por diablo"
The devil knows more because he is old, than because he is the devil." meaning wisdom comes with age

"Es mejor deber dinero y no favores" It's better to owe money than favors. Meaning you pay the money once but you will probably have to pay the favor more than once

"la cabra siempre tira al monte" the goat is always drawn to the hills, meaning people will always go back to their old ways (usually in a negative context)

"De esperanzas vive el hombre, y muere de desilusiones
" People live with hopes and die with disappointments.
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