Monday, May 02, 2011

Proverb Monday

Proverb: Adeε hia ɔdεnkyεm a, ɔdidi nsuo mu na ɔnnidi kwaeε mu.
Translation: When the crocodile is hard-pressed, it eats in the water and not in the forest.
Usage: However difficult the conditions are you don't act beyond your domain.
No. 1734 in Bu me Bε by Peggy Appiah et al.


  1. Another great proverb, thanks!

  2. Just to say how much I enjoy your site. Personal yet wide open in thought and sharing. Thank you.

  3. I missed this proverb b'cus of the holiday. A great sense in this proverb.

  4. @Geosi. the things we miss if we get not to

  5. Nana, medaase s3 w'akae me. Kindly tag me in all your posts and let's keep the tongue wet with the brews of the deep.Me ma wo mo, Omama!

  6. I like this one. I'll find a way to use it in conversation with a friend of mine. He will crack up hearing me say it.

  7. let me know if you make your friend laugh. Lol

  8. worked just as I expected. It took him off-guard when I released the proverb. He said "Huh? what did you say? say it again say it again". He couldn't stop laughing.
    He hadn't heard this one before but he knows several others very well, including "Funtumfunafu ne Dεnkyεmfunafu .....". He says that one is also an Adinkra symbol. There is so much wealth in our Ghanaian culture.

  9. lol. That would be fun. Yes that one is an adinkra symbol made up of two crocodiles crossing each other like the plus symbol. We have a lot of richness in our culture but we hardly ever regard them. It's all about imitation. Thanks for getting back to me.


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