Monday, March 21, 2011

Proverb Monday

Proverb: W'ani nkum a, na wose: "Mennya dabere"
Translation: If you are not sleepy, then you say: "I have no place to sleep"
Usage: (If you are really tired, you can sleep anywhere). If you really want to do something, you would get it done.
No. 4316 in Bu me Bε by Peggy Appiah et al.
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Caveat: Text in red is my interpretation.

8 comments:

  1. I like that translation marked in red... Absolutely true!

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  2. Geosi thanks. Sometimes I find some of the proverbs poorly explained and I try to match it up with how I have heard it used often

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  3. I agree, if you are not invested in doing something, you rarely will do it, or maybe do it only halfway. But if you really want to do something, nothing can stop you. At least that's the way it is for me!

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  4. Interesting proverb Nana. If we really want to do something we really will...

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  5. yes Amy . If you want to get something done it would be done.

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  6. Pop culture, but George Lucas got it right when Yoda says: "There is no try, only do."

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