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Milanese proverbs

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Proverbs from all Milanese speaking parts of the world.

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AEdit

  • Amor növ el va e'l ven; amor vèc el se mantèn.
    • Idiomatic translation: Of soup and love the first is the best.
    • Strauss, Emanuel (1994). Dictionary of European proverbs (Volume 2 ed.). Routledge. p. 825. ISBN 0415096243. 

BEdit

  • Beat quel che impara ai spall dei alter.
    • Translation: It is easiest to learn from another mans damage.
    • English equivalent: Wise men learn by other men's mistakes, fools by their own.
    • Source for proverb: Strauss, Emanuel (1994). Dictionary of European proverbs (Volume 2 ed.). Routledge. p. 619. ISBN 0415096243. 

CEdit

  • Con piö sa e vèc, con piö crès la soma.
    • Idiomatic translation: Age and poverty are ill to bear.
    • Strauss, Emanuel (1994). Dictionary of European proverbs (Volume 2 ed.). Routledge. p. 177. ISBN 0415096243. 

GEdit

  • Gioeugh, per esse bel, nô l'ha de durá tropp.
    • Idiomatic translation: Leave a jest when it pleases you best.
    • Strauss, Emanuel (1994). Dictionary of European proverbs (Volume 2 ed.). Routledge. p. 863. ISBN 0415096243. 

NEdit

  • No s'à minga de spü nei vacèl che s'à mangià.
    • English equivalent: Cast no dirt into the well that gives you water.
    • "People who can put themselves in the place of other people – who can understand the workings of their minds, need never worry about what the future has in store for them."
    • Dale Carnegie, How To Win Friends And Influence People (1934)
    • Strauss, Emanuel (1994). Dictionary of European proverbs (Volume 2 ed.). Routledge. p. 634. ISBN 0415096243. 

SEdit

  • Sbm tuti fio d'Adam.
    • English equivalent: We are all descended from Adam.
    • "There is no people, rude or learned, among whom apparitions of the dead are not related and believed."
    • Samuel Johnson, The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia (1759)
    • Emanuel Strauss. Dictionary of European Proverbs. Routledge. pp. 111–. ISBN 978-1-134-86460-7. 

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