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Spanish Idioms and Expressions

Spanish Idioms and Expressions An idiom is a phrase or an expression that has a figurative, or sometimes literal, meaning. Categorized as formulaic language, an idiom’s figurative meaning is different from the literal meaning. There are thousands of idioms, occurring frequently in all languages. In the English language alone, it is...

Spanish Proverbs

Spanish Proverbs Spanish proverbs are a subset of proverbs that are used in Western cultures in general; there are many that have essentially the same form and content as their counterparts in other Western languages. Proverbs that have their origin in Spanish have migrated to and from English, French, Flemish, German and other languages. Many Spanish proverbs have...

Italian Proverbs

Italian Proverbs Italians (italiani [itaˈljaːni]) are a Romance ethnic group and nation native to the Italian geographical region and its neighbouring insular territories. Italians share a common culture, history, ancestry and language. Italian Proverbs are short expressions of popular wisdom from Italy and other countries where Italian is spoken. A collection of Italian Proverbs to inspire you. Wise Italian Sayings in the form of proverbs that have been...

Portuguese Proverbs

Portuguese Proverbs Portuguese people are a Romance  ethnic group indigenous to Portugal who share a common Portuguese culture, ancestry and language. Their predominant religion is Christianity, mainly Roman Catholicism, though large segments of the population, especially the younger generations, have no religious affiliation. The Portuguese people’s heritage largely derives from...

Portuguese Proverbs in Portuguese

Portuguese Proverbs in Portuguese Portuguese proverbs and phrases popularly known as representations of common sense. The following 200 pages are in this category, out of 232 total. A a beleza está nos olhos de quem vê a cada um o que é seu a carne é fraca a casa de um...

Native American Proverbs

Native American Proverbs Native Americans, also known as American Indians, Indigenous Americans and other terms, are the indigenous peoples of the United States, except Hawaii and territories of the United States. More than 570 federally recognized tribes live within the US, about half of which are associated with Indian reservations. The...

English Proverbs, Phrases and Meanings

English Proverbs, Phrases and Meanings It’s good to know the really common English proverbs because you hear them come up in conversation all the time. Sometimes people say the entire proverb to give advice to a friend. Learning proverbs can also help you to understand the way that people in English-speaking...

English Proverbs

English Proverbs Proverbs are popularly defined as “short expressions of popular wisdom”. Efforts to improve on the popular definition have not led to a more precise definition. The wisdom is in the form of a general observation about the world or a bit of advice, sometimes more nearly an attitude...

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Armenian Proverbs

Armenian Proverbs and Phrases Armenians (հայեր, hayer [hɑˈjɛɾ]) are an ethnic group native to the Armenian Highlands of Western Asia. Armenian roots come from an ancient kingdom of Van that ruled from the 1200s to 800s BC. It was later assimilated into Median, Macedonian, and Roman Empires. Armenia was one of the first regions in the world to...

Aboriginal Words in Australian English

Aboriginal Words in Australian English These words of Australian Aboriginal origin include some that are used frequently within Australian-English, such as kangaroo and boomerang. Many such words have also become loaned words in other languages beyond English, while some are restricted to Australian English. Possibly, the most popular Aboriginal loanwords are plants and...

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Aboriginal Proverbs

Aboriginal Proverbs Aboriginal Australians refer to the people who are members of the several hundred Indigenous peoples of Australia. The category Aboriginal Australia was coined by the British after they began colonizing Australia in 1788. The term was used to refer collectively to all the people they found already inhabiting the...

Latin Phrases

Latin Phrases This article lists direct English translations of common Latin phrases. Some of the phrases are themselves translations of Greek phrases, as Greek rhetoric and literature reached its peak centuries before that of ancient Rome. A Latin Translation Notes a maiore ad minus from the greater to the smaller From general to particular;...

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Daily Used Latin Phrases

Daily Used Latin Phrases Latin Words, Phrases, and Mottos Every Man Should Know Many English speakers may not realize how often English words are actually taken, verbatim, from both ancient and modern languages. Latin, in particular, has been extremely influential not only on the romance languages, such as French, Spanish,...

Latin Proverbs

Latin Proverbs A collection of Latin Proverbs to inspire you. Wise Latin Sayings in the form of proverbs that have been passed down for generations. Please DO page find from your browser for your SEARCH. A bad father has never a good son.  A beardless boy would teach old men. ...

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American Proverbs

American Proverbs Americans are nationals and citizens of the Americas in general. English-speakers however, and even speakers of other languages, typically use the term American to exclusively mean people of the United States, therefore this article is only about the people of the USA. The use of Americans to describe people...

German Proverbs

German Proverbs The Germanic peoples (Latin: Germani; also called Teutons, Suebian, or Gothic in older literature) were a collection of ethnic groups of Northern European origin identified by Roman-era authors as distinct from neighbouring Celtic peoples, and identified in modern scholarship as speakers, at least for the most part, of early Germanic languages. A collection of German Proverbs to inspire you. Wise German...

Iranian / Persian Proverbs

Iranian / Persian Proverbs The Persians are an Iranian ethnic group that make up over half the population of Iran. They share a common cultural system and are native speakers of the Persian language, as well as languages closely related to Persian. The Iranian peoples or the Iranic peoples, are a diverse Indo-European ethno-linguistic group. A collection of Iranian / Persian Proverbs to inspire you. Wise...

Bantu Proverbs

Bantu Proverbs Bantu are the speakers of Ntu languages, comprising several hundred indigenous ethnic groups in sub-Saharan Africa, spread over a vast area from Central Africa across the African Great Lakes to Southern Africa. Linguistically, these languages belong to the Southern Bantoid branch of Benue–Congo, one of the language families...

Vietnamese Proverbs

Vietnamese Proverbs (tục ngữ Việt Nam) The Vietnamese people, also called as Viet people or Kinh people (người Việt or người Kinh), are a Southeast Asian ethnic group native to present-day northern Vietnam, their nation state. They speak Vietnamese, the most widely spoken Austroasiatic language.  A collection of Vietnamese Proverbs to inspire you. Wise Vietnamese sayings in the form of proverbs that have been passed...

French Proverbs

French Proverbs Modern French society is a melting pot. From the middle of the 19th century, it experienced a high rate of inward migration, mainly consisting of Arab-Berbers, Jews, Sub-Saharan Africans, Chinese, and other peoples from Africa, the Middle East and East Asia, and the government, defining France as an inclusive nation with universal values, advocated assimilation through which immigrants were expected to adhere...

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