Colognian proverbs

Colognian or Kölsch is a Middle-Rhenish dialect spoken in the city of Cologne in Western Germany.

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  • De Birre sin noch nit rief, sääd der Fuss, do schott häder Baum met singem Stääz.
    • English equivalent: The fox, when he cannot reach the grapes, says they are not ripe.
    • von Reinsberg-Düringsfeld, Ida; von Reinsberg-Düringsfeld, Otto (1875). "473, Trauben" (in German). Sprichwörter der germanischen und romanischen Sprachen. II. pp. 262–263. 

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