Cultural Proverbs from Around the World




Proverbs are the unique way cultures from around the world express their traditions and values. Proverbs are good at characterizing a culture's way of life. These proverbial expressions of everyday life whether about love, friends, happiness, or even pets are universal in nature but at the same uniquely worded, making them a treasure for any linguist.

If you like proverbs, then you'll love our proverb cards. They are truly unique!

They come in series, an assortment of 8 or 12 cards with proverbs from all over the world.

Proverb Cards - a unique gift idea! To ensure that the richness of a particular language was not lost, each proverb and saying has been translated in its most literal form. But with that said, some sayings clearly do not translate well, the idea simply is 'lost in translation'. It is for that reason that if there is already a similar expression, an English equivalent if you will, you will see it included.

For example:
Lithuanian Proverb
Kieno vezime sedi, to ir giesme giedok.

ENGLISH LITERAL TRASLATION:
Sing to the one whose cart you are riding on.

ENGLISH EQUIVELANT:
Love the one your with.


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We have collected a great number of these expressions here on our website and have organized them by geographical location / continent.

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