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7 PROVERBS AND THEIR MEANINGS

Proverbs, what’s a proverb? (Apakah proverb? )

 

Based on Cambridge online dictionary (http://dictionary.cambridge.org/) a proverb is a short sentence, etc., usually known by many people, stating something commonly experienced or giving advice. It usually expresses some obvious truth or familiar experience.

(Berdasarkan Kamus Online Cambridge, proverb adalah kalimat singkat, biasanya dikenal banyak orang, menyatakan pengalaman umum atau memberikan nasihat. Proverb bisasanya (juga) mengekspresikan beberapa kebenaran nyata atau pengalaman yang akbrab (dengan keseharian kita).

 

Here are some proverbs that are well known in English, though some of them come from other languages. The meanings given are generally accepted meanings, though other interpretations may be possible.

(Inilah beberapa proverbs yang terkenal di dalam Bahasa Inggris, meskipun beberapa (dari proverbs itu) berasal dari bahasa lain).

 

1. “Don’t cross your bridges before you come to them.” (Jangan sebrangi jembatan sebelum Anda dekat dengannya).

Don’t worry about problems before they arrive. (Jangan khawatir terhadap masalah sebelum mereka datang).

 

2. “Soon learnt, soon forgotten.” (Cepat dipelajari, cepat pula terlupakan)

Something that is easy to learn is easy to forget. (Sesuatu yang mudah dipelajari akan mudah dilupakan).

 

3. “Even a worm will turn.” (Bahkan cacingpun akan berbalik)

Everybody will revolt if driven too far. (Setiap orang akan melawan bila dipaksa terlalu jauh).

* worm (noun) = small thin animal with soft body and no legs

* turn (verb) = revolt, fight back

 

4. “It was the last straw that broke the camel’s back.” (Adalah jerami terakhir yang merusak punggung unta)

There is a limit to everything. ((Ada batasan untuk semua).

* straw (noun) = dried stalk of grain (like grass) = (jerami)

* camel (noun) = large long-necked animal in the desert

 

5. “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” (Jalan untuk ke hati seorang pria adalah melalui perutnya) Many women have won a man’s love by cooking good meals. (Banyak wanita menarik hati pria dengan memasak makanan yang lezat, wah… kalau ini setuju sekali XD)

* way (noun) = path; route

 

6. “Where there’s a will there’s a way.” (Dimana ada kemauan, disitu ada jalan)

If we are determined to do something, we can do it. (Bila kita menetapkan untuk melakukan sesuatu, kita akan dapat melakukannya).

* will (noun) = strong determination, desire.

* way (noun) = path, method

 

7. “The best advice is found on the pillow.” (Nasihat yang paling baik ditemukan di atas bantal).

We may find the answer to a problem after sleeping. (Kita mungkin (akan) menemukan jawaban permasalahan kita setelah tidur, yang ini sepertinya juga patut dicoba, hehe…)

* advice (noun) = recommendation as to what to do

* pillow (noun) = cushion to rest your head on sleeping

 

Ok, I hope it can help you pass your days even the tough ones :D (Baiklah, saya harap tulisan ini dapat membantu Anda melewati hari-hari Anda, meskipun itu adalah hari yang berat :D)

 

Have a nice day … (Semoga hari Anda indah…)

 

 

 

Find many more proverbs and detailed explanations, at:

http://www.esldepot.com/page.php?xPage=free-esl-proverbs.html

Mau lebih banyak Proverbs, silakan ikuti tautan diatas

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