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Well-Known Arabic Sayings 2#

*(لكل وردة شوكها) -: "Every Rose has its thorns" - Every good thing has its negatives.

*(من حفر حفرةً لاخيه، وقع فيها) -: "That who dug a pit for his brother, fell in it" - Who tried to do bad to a someone, something bad happened to them.

*(ليس كل ما يلمع ذهب ) -: "Not all that glitters is gold" - I think this is an English saying too, meaning, not all that looks good is good (not all who act good are good).

*(قل لي من تصاحب أقل لك من أنت) -: "Tell me who you friend, I tell you who you are" - Make good friends, for people judge from those who you hang out with, not with who you are.

*(إن الحديد بالحديد يفلح) -: "Iron with Iron works" - Similarly to the English saying "Diamonds cut diamonds", to beat something really strong, you must become strong.

*(لا تقل فول حتى يصبح في المكيول) -: "Don't say beans till they are in the bag" - Don't say you have something, till you actually have it.

*(من كان بيته من زجاج، لا يرشق الناس بالحجارة) -: "That who has a house made of glass, never throws stones at people" - Don't do bad things to others, especially when you are vulnerable to it yourself, for it will be easy revenge.

*(العلم نور) -: "Knowledge is light" - Probably one of the most well-known, meaning, knowledge lights up your way, when you neglect facts you can't see; you don't understand, and knowledge is your light. (very relatable to Duo in fact)

*(الصبر مفتاح الفرج) -: "Patience is the key to resolutions" - This one is quite popular, patience is the key to a good result so say someone was ill, if they are patient, they will become better and get a good result in the end. (if you don't rush learning a language and be patient, then you'll get good results, eh?)

*(العلم في الصغر كالنقش على الحجر) -: "Knowledge when young is like engravings on a stone" - This one is probably a favourite; meaning, it is easier to learn when you are younger, for knowledge at a young age, is like engravings on a stone which cannot be rubbed out. Simply: take the chance to learn whilst you are young, for the knowledge you will earn, will last forever... ;p

*Thanks for reading my 3rd Arabic post of today (which I made whilst watching a huge fire outta my window... on my birthday? Certainly not a coincidence!). Any other sayings, generally - doesn't have to be Arabic, feel free to write them below... Have a lovely (flamin' here) rest-of-what's-left-of-today? :3

May 3, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arachnje

A very nice collection. Thank you for this post.
Just a tiny correction to the second saying. The word:
حفرتا
should be
حفرةً
(the word ends with a nunation on the letter "ة", and not the letter "ا")
Keep up your great lesson series.

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

@_@ hehe thanks a lot! (It was a typo... No seriously guys! :3 )

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FaroukZeino

I want to correct a few mistakes:

1- You have a typo in (من حفر حفرةً ... ).

2- A better way of saying (قل لي من صاحبك، أقول لك من تكون ) is (قل لي من تصاحب أقل لك من أنت).

3- You missed the Tanween in (ليس كل ما يلمع ذهباً).

Keep it up, I am following your posts and it's amazing!

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

1 - كشفتوني يا اصدقاء ;p - I will edit that

2 - Thanks, I was trying to remember it off the top of my head

3 - My keyboard doesn't print tanween and vowels for some reason but good spot ;)

Thanks for the proof -reading, Lingots for you, catch em! ;p

May 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndresGarner

Thanks for the post! I have actually heard the “Tell me who your friends are” quote before which is also one of my favorite quotes.

Stay safe from that fire!

May 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

Wow we seem to share similar opinions ;)

It's in the park near my house, lol it's been burning for a while now it's big! ;p I've been hearing helicopters for hours now, maybe London's burning? :D Do you know that song Andres? ;)

May 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndresGarner

I actually have never heard that song before.

My cousin recently got married and moved to London with her husband. I have always wanted to visit that city.

May 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

@_@ c'mon it's a classic nursery song! :3 I don't live there lol I'm not rich enough tbh ;p I've been there a few times tho (Spain must be better)

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AbdallahAlNamura

من حفر حفرةً* من كان بيته من الزجاج، لا يرشق بيوت الناس بالحجارة But good job, and happy bday

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

(من كان بيته من زجاج، لا يرشق الناس بالحجارة) <- I have a book of sayings, but it says it like this for some reason, so I copied it :3 I think they make it like that for effect or something ;) thanks (you caught me out on the first one tho)

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arachnje

The version of the saying that you posted is perfectly fine too.

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

That's what I thought, but who knows? I may be wrong? :o

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FaroukZeino

من زجاج is correct.

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

شكرا :)

May 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joseph798977

Wow three post in one day! AWESOME! Don't have any Arabic words in this post but other's I already did.

Up voting like always. :3

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

Why don't you post stuff Joseph? I never really get to upvote your stuff... Do you know any other languages you can help teach? Even English you know :)

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joseph798977

Well I think you are better than me at English, but I can always teach you french. :3

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

You know French? I know a little bit (just the basics)... it would be nice if you made some posts ;)

May 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/This_Dark_Soul

Dang. How do you pronounce these?

May 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

;p I'd learn Arabic first, before trying to pronounce these (some of these are quite difficult)

May 5, 2019
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