domingo, 21 de março de 2010

138 provérbios em Inglês

Sabe aqueles famosos provérbios do tipo: "Água mole em pedra dura, tanto bate até que fura" ?
Conseguiria reconhecê-lo em Inglês? Aqui vai uma lista. Tentem identificar o máximo que conseguirem.

  1. The last will be the first.
  2. Opportunity makes thieves.
  3. Finders keepers, losers weepers.
  4. If you snooze, you lose.
  5. Mind your own business.
  6. To each his own.
  7. Different strokes for different folks.
  8. Judge not that you be not judged.
  9. A close mouth catches no flies.
  10. Still waters run deep.
  11. The early bird catches the worm.
  12. God helps those who help themselves.
  13. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
  14. Do not judge by appearances.
  15. Looks can be deceiving.
  16. Who is worse shod than the shoemaker's wife?
  17. You can't tell a book by its cover.
  18. You can't judge a book by its cover.
  19. A man is known by the company he keeps.
  20. Birds of a feather flock together.
  21. From worse to worse/worst.
  22. Out of the frying pan and into the fire.
  23. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
  24. Not all that glitters is gold.
  25. Life is not a bed of roses.
  26. It's a double-edged sword.
  27. You get what you pay for.
  28. Among the blind a one-eyed man is king.
  29. The last drop makes the cup run over.
  30. The straw that breaks the camel's back.
  31. Kill two birds with one stone.
  32. No use crying over spilt milk.
  33. Best to bend while it is a twig.
  34. As the twig is bent, so is the tree inclined.
  35. Spare the rod and spoil the child.
  36. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
  37. It takes two to tango.
  38. It takes two to begin a fight.
  39. Don't wash your dirty linen in public.
  40. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
  41. Out of sight, out of mind.
  42. Silence implies (means) consent.
  43. No one is a prophet in his own country.
  44. It s too good to be true.
  45. There's no smoke without fire.
  46. When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth.
  47. It is only at the tree loaded with fruit that people throw stones.
  48. Better safe than sorry.
  49. A burnt child dreads the fire.
  50. A burnt child fears the fire.
  51. Seeing is believing.
  52. A picture is worth a thousand words
  53. Better late than never.
  54. When in Rome, do like the Romans.
  55. Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
  56. The face is no index to the heart.
  57. Beauty is only skin deep.
  58. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
  59. In the eyes of the lover, pock-marks are dimples.
  60. Love sees no faults.
  61. Love is blind.
  62. Good things come to those who wait.
  63. While there's life, there's hope.
  64. Where there's a will there's a way.
  65. A word to the wise is enough.
  66. Better than nothing.
  67. Half a loaf is better than none.
  68. You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours.
  69. It is in giving that we receive.
  70. You should not bite the hand that feeds you.
  71. Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
  72. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
  73. When two elephants fight it is the grass that gets trampled.
  74. There is strength in numbers.
  75. United we stand, divided we fall.
  76. Behind every great man there is a great woman.
  77. Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
  78. Don't count your chickens before they've hatched.
  79. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
  80. A stitch in time saves nine.
  81. Forewarned is forearmed.
  82. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
  83. The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
  84. No work, no money.
  85. All cats are gray in the dark (night).
  86. A blessing in disguise.
  87. Two's company three's a crowd.
  88. Practice what you preach.
  89. Grain by grain, the hen fills her belly.
  90. Water dropping day by day wears the hardest rock away.
  91. Many little strokes fell great oaks.
  92. A drop hollows out a stone.
  93. He who treads softly goes far.
  94. Make haste slowly.
  95. Slow and steady wins the race.
  96. Haste makes waste.
  97. Haste is the enemy of perfection.
  98. He who takes his time does not fall.
  99. Lies have short legs.
  100. Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.
  101. He was caught in his own web/trap.
  102. It backfired.
  103. God stays long, but strikes at last.
  104. Justice delays, but it does not fail.
  105. He who lives by the sword, shall die by the sword.
  106. An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.
  107. Tomorrow's a new day.
  108. Let bygones be bygones.
  109. It's just water under the bridge.
  110. When the cat's away, the mice will play.
  111. One thing at a time.
  112. All good things must come to an end.
  113. He who laughs last, laughs best.
  114. One man's happiness is another man's sadness.
  115. Every dog has his day.
  116. Time is money.
  117. Money talks.
  118. Every man has a price.
  119. Business before pleasure.
  120. Business is business.
  121. Make do with what you have.
  122. A drowning man will clutch at a straw.
  123. Make a storm in a teacup.
  124. Make a mountain out of a mole hill.
  125. Barking dogs seldom bite.
  126. His bark is worse that his bite.
  127. Better alone than in bad company.
  128. The remedy is worse than the disease.
  129. Born with a silver spoon in your mouth.
  130. Better to ask the way than go astray.
  131. You reap what you sow.
  132. You made your bed, now lie on it.
  133. A hard nut to crack.
  134. Choose the lesser of two evils.
  135. Practice makes perfect.
  136. The road to success is paved with failure.
  137. Good things come in small packages.
  138. The road to hell is paved with good intentions

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