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130 Malagasy Proverbs

  • 1. "If it is not a boy it will be a girl," says the fortune-teller.
  • 2. A canoe does not know who is king. When it turns over, everyone gets wet. A canoe does not know who is king. When it turns over, everyone gets wet.. Malagasy Proverb.
  • 3. A chicken that hatches a crocodile's eggs is looking for trouble. A chicken that hatches a crocodile's eggs is looking for trouble.. Malagasy Proverb.
  • 4. A little rain each day will fill the rivers to overflowing. A little rain each day will fill the rivers to overflowing.. Malagasy Proverb.
  • 5. A man finds many faults in a woman when he wants to divorce, and finds many charms in one's fianc6e. A man finds many faults in a woman when he wants to divorce, and finds many charms in one's fianc6e.. Malagasy Proverb.
  • 6. A man who lets his problems get the better of him is like a man who divorces his wife the first time she makes him angry. A man who lets his problems get the better of him is like a man who divorces his wife the first time she makes him angry.. Malagasy Proverb.
  • 7. A patient that can swallow food makes the nurse doubtful. A patient that can swallow food makes the nurse doubtful.. Malagasy Proverb.
  • 8. A starving crocodile is never pleasant. A starving crocodile is never pleasant.. Malagasy Proverb.
  • 9. Advice is a stranger; if he's welcome he stays for the night; if not, he leaves the same day. Advice is a stranger; if he's welcome he stays for the night; if not, he leaves the same day.. Malagasy Proverb.
  • 10. All who live under the sky are woven together like one big mat. All who live under the sky are woven together like one big mat.. Malagasy Proverb.
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