Dominican Creole Proverb

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Here’s a Dominican Creole Proverb:

Piti hach ka bat gwo bwa.

It literally means:

Little axe cuts big tree.

English equivalent:

Don’t judge a man by his size.

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One Response to “Dominican Creole Proverb”

  1. Tinker Jack Says:

    Hello MLW,
    I guess Hungarian says the following: ” Many ganders defeats the pig”. Or “The pepper is small but strong!” By he way, I wonder “Beauty is only skin deep” could also be an equivalent for this proverb? I mean “Don’t judge a man by his size” meant for me something about the deceptive nature of the surface. I knew the version actually with the noun “Book”: Dont judge a book by its cover.

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