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Some of the proverbs in our proverb translation database include:
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
French Translation: Mieux vaut un que deux tu l'auras.Absence makes the heart grow fonder
French Translation: Loin des yeux, près du cœur.A closed mouth catches no flies
French Translation: La parole est d'argent, le silence est d'or.A fool and his money are soon parted
French Translation: Un sot de son argent est vite dépossédé.A friend in need is a friend indeed
French Translation: Dans l'adversité, on reconnaît ses amis.A closed mouth catches no flies
French Translation: La parole est d'argent, le silence est d'or.All things come to those who wait
French Translation: Tout vient à point nommé pour qui sait attendre.An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth
French Translation: Œil pour œil, dent pour dent.Boys will be boys
French Translation: Il faut bien que jeunesse passe.Charity begins at home
French Translation: Charité bien ordonnée commence par soi-même.Don't count your chickens before they are hatched
French Translation: Il ne faut pas vendre la peau de l'ours avant de l'avoir tué.Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise
French Translation: Coucher de poule et lever de corbeau écartent l'homme du tombeau.Forewarned is forearmed
French Translation: Un homme averti en vaut deux.The bigger they come, the harder they fall
French Translation: Plus haut est le sommet, plus dure sera la chûte.Give a dog a bad name, and hang him
French Translation: Qui veut noyer son chien, l'accuse de la rage.Good fences make good neighbours
French Translation: Aimez votre voisin mais n'abattez pas la haie.Great minds think alike
French Translation: Les grands esprits se rencontrent.He that lies down with the dogs, will rise up with the fleas
French Translation: Qui hante chien, puces remporte.He who sows the wind shall reap the whirlwind
French Translation: Qui sème le vent récolte la tempête.
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Dictionary of 1000 French Proverbs: With English Equivalents (Hippocrene Bilingual Proverbs) Dictionary of 1000 French Proverbs: With English Equivalents (Hippocrene Bilingual Proverbs). Peter Mertvago's Dictionary Of 1000 French Proverbs With English Equivalents is a collection of the one thousand most commonly used and understood proverbs of the day and designed for a broad readership comprised of students of both language and culture, from secondary school levels to post-graduate grades, as well as teachers, travelers, and linguists. A comparble or literal translation is provided for the one thousand provers in this French-English source on French proverbs. This wonderful reference collectoin offers students insight into both the language and culture of France. Dictionary Of 1000 French Proverbs is organized alphabetically by key word, the proverbs are arranged side-by-side with their English translations and marked to identify both literal and free translations, and comes with an index organized by English subjects.
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