待つ身は長い - what is the literal translation of this proverb???
matsu mi ha nagai
a watched pot never boils
待つ = To wait, to await, to look forward to, to anticipate, to depend on, to need
身 = Body , oneself, one’s place, one’s position, main part
長い = Long (distance), long (time), lengthy
what is the literal translation of the proverb???
Hi! It means "to those who wait, [all is] long." In this case, 身 is used in the sense of "one's position," i.e. one whose position is to wait for something.