November 22nd, 2015
There are many proverbs around the world about eating well. There are other proverbs about making sure you eat when you have the chance. For example, I grew up with the saying, "Eat your food! People are starving in China." Monique sent some French and Spanish proverbs about eating when you can. She wrote… "About […]
April 29th, 2014
Monique wrote from France, "I just caught the end of the Spanish news on T.V. The lady presenting the weather forecast said a proverb about April: ‘Buenos amigos y buenos abriles, uno entre miles.’ Meaning, ‘Good friends and good Aprils, one out of thousands.’" Thanks for sharing the proverb and your photo Monique! -Mama Lisa […]
March 6th, 2010
Monique Palomares works with me on the French and Spanish versions of Mama Lisa’s World. She sent me some proverbs about March from different European countries in response to a post I did about Italian Proverbs about March. Here’s what Monique wrote… Here are some proverbs in Occitan, Catalan, French, Spanish, Portuguese and German about […]
October 19th, 2009
Oscar Teliz told me his grandmother used to say in Spanish, “No hay mal que dure cien anos, ni cuerpo que lo soporte” which is an obscure saying meaning, “No bad occurrence will last forever, and if it did, you wouldn’t be able to stand it anyway.” My grandma always said, “What will be, will […]
June 15th, 2006
Here are some English proverbs and nursery rhymes about June… June brings tulips, lilies, roses, Fills the children’s hands with posies. *** Marry when June roses grow, Over land and sea you’ll go. *** A good leak in June Sets all in tune. *** A dripping June Puts all things in tune. *** Calm weather […]
April 13th, 2006
It’s interesting to compare proverbs from different countries. Here are some I found from around the world. If you know of any others, you’re welcome to add them in the comments below. English Proverbs about April -April showers bring May flowers. -Sweet April showers, do spring May flowers. -April comes in with his hack and […]
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