Tuscan proverbs

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Tuscan is a Milanese dialect spoken in the region of Tuscany which approximately lies in north-western Italy.

AEdit

  • Al bugiardo non è creduto il vero.
    • English equivalent: A liar is not believed when he tells the truth.
    • "Do you remember the fable of the little boy who cried 'wolf'? In the story a young prankster called out for townspeople to save him from an imaginary wolf. One day, the lad encountered a real wolf and called for help. The people, remembering his earlier tricks, didn't come to his aid and the boy was eaten."
    • Paoli E. Massaglia, The Little Boy Who Cried Mayday (1988)
    • "By telling a single lie to oneself or to another, by denying a single fact of the world as it has been created, one adds to the World’s Pain."
    • Michael Moorcock, The War Hound and the World’s Pain (1981), Chapter 16
    • von Düringsfeld, Ida; von Reinsberg-Düringsfeld, Otto (1875). "65" (in German). Sprichwörter der germanishcen und romanischen Sprachen Vergleichend. II. p. 36. 
  • A padre avaro (cupido) figliuol prodigo.
    • English equivalent: A miserly father makes a prodigal son.
    • von Reinsberg-Düringsfeld, Ida; von Reinsberg-Düringsfeld, Otto (1875). "523, Vater" (in German). Sprichwörter der germanischen und romanischen Sprachen. II. p. 292. 

CEdit

  • Chi è imbarcato col diavolo, ha a passare in sua compagnia.
    • English equivalent: Better never begun than never ended; He that takes the devil into the boat must carry him over the sound.
    • von Reinsberg-Düringsfeld, Ida; von Reinsberg-Düringsfeld, Otto (1875). "439, Teufel" (in German). Sprichwörter der germanischen und romanischen Sprachen. II. pp. 244–245. 
  • Chi molto pratica, molto impara.
    • English equivalent: Practice makes perfect .
    • von Reinsberg-Düringsfeld, Ida; von Reinsberg-Düringsfeld, Otto (1875). "496, Übung" (in German). Sprichwörter der germanischen und romanischen Sprachen. II. p. 274. 
  • Chi rubba una spilla rubba una libbra .
    • English equivalent: He that will steal a pin will steal a better thing.
    • von Reinsberg-Düringsfeld, Ida; von Reinsberg-Düringsfeld, Otto (1875). "387, Stehlen" (in German). Sprichwörter der germanischen und romanischen Sprachen. II. p. 212. 
  • Chi sa disprezzare di essere onorato, Merita di non esser disprezzato..
    • English equivalent: Follow glory and it will flee, flee glory and it will follow thee.
    • von Düringsfeld, Ida; Reinsberg-Düringsfeld, Otto von (1872). "320". Sprichwörter der germanishcen und romanischen Sprachen Vergleichend. p. 164. 

DEdit

  • Dimmi con chi (chi tu) pratichi e ti dirò chi (tu) sei.
    • English equivalent: If you lie down with dogs, you'll get up with fleas.
    • von Reinsberg-Düringsfeld, Ida; von Reinsberg-Düringsfeld, Otto (1875). "498, umgehst" (in German). Sprichwörter der germanischen und romanischen Sprachen. II. pp. 275–276. 

EEdit

  • 'È mal sordo chi non vuol sentire .
    • English equivalent: None so deaf as those who will not hear.
    • von Düringsfeld, Ida; von Reinsberg-Düringsfeld, Otto (1875). "427, Tauben" (in German). Sprichwörter der germanischen und romanischen Sprachen. II. Fries. p. 238. 

IEdit

  • 'Il diavolo quand è vecchi, si fa cappuccino.
    • von Düringsfeld, Ida; von Reinsberg-Düringsfeld, Otto (1875). "Teufel, 436" (in German). Sprichwörter der germanischen und romanischen sprachen vergleichend, zusammengestellt. II. p. 243. 
  • Il medico pietoso fa la piaga puzzolente.
    • English equivalent: Mild physician – putrid wounds.
    • Strauss, Emanuel (1994). Dictionary of European proverbs (Volume 2 ed.). Routledge. p. 710. ISBN 0415096243. 

LEdit

  • La natura può più dell'arte.
    • English equivalent: Nature is beyond all teaching.
    • "There is the love of knowing without the love of learning; the beclouding here leads to dissipation of mind."
    • Confucius, Analects (~ 300 BC), Book XVII, Chapter VIII.
    • Strauss, Emanuel (1994). Dictionary of European proverbs (Volume 2 ed.). Routledge. p. 764. ISBN 0415096243. 
  • La scimmia è sempre scimmia, anco vestita di seta.
    • English equivalent: A golden bit does not make the horse any better.
    • von Düringsfeld, Ida; von Reinsberg-Düringsfeld, Otto (1872). "14 Affen" (in German). Sprichwörter der germanischen und romanischen Sprachen. II. Fries. p. 7. 

NEdit

  • Ne' fiori cova la serpe.
    • English equivalent: Look before you leap, for snakes among sweet flowers do creep.
    • Strauss, Emanuel (1994). Dictionary of European proverbs (Volume 2 ed.). Routledge. p. 1070. ISBN 0415096243. 
  • Non istuzzicare il can che dorme.
    • English equivalent: Let sleeping dogs lie.
    • Ida; Otto (1875). "599, wecken" (in German). Sprichwörter der germanischen und romanischen Sprachen vergleichend zusammengestellt von Ida von Duringsfeld und Otto Freihern von Reinsberg-Düringsfeld. II. pp. 334–335. 
  • Non nominare la fune in casa dell impiccato starden.
    • English equivalent: In the house of the hanged man, mention not the rope.
    • von Reinsberg-Düringsfeld, Ida; von Reinsberg-Düringsfeld, Otto (1875). "405, Strick" (in German). Sprichwörter der germanischen und romanischen Sprachen. II. p. 225. 

PEdit

  • Parola detta e sasso tirato non fù più suo .
    • English equivalent: A word spoken is past recalling.
    • von Reinsberg-Düringsfeld, Ida; von Reinsberg-Düringsfeld, Otto (1875). "391, Stein" (in German). Sprichwörter der germanischen und romanischen Sprachen. II. pp. 215–216. 

QEdit

  • Quando brucia nel vicinato, porta l' acqua casa tua.
    • ̽English equivalentː When thy neighbour s house doth burn (is on fire) be careful (beware) of thine own.
    • von Düringsfeld, Ida; von Reinsberg-Düringsfeld, Otto (1875). "Nachbarn, 127" (in German). Sprichwörter der germanishcen und romanischen Sprachen Vergleichend. p. 73. 
  • Quattrino risparmiato du volte guadagnato.
    • English equivalent: A penny saved is a penny earned.
    • von Reinsberg-Düringsfeld, Ida; von Reinsberg-Düringsfeld, Otto (1875). "370, spart" (in German). Sprichwörter der germanischen und romanischen Sprachen. II. p. 204. 

VEdit

  • Vivere e lasciar vivere .
    • English equivalent: Live and let live.
    • von Düringsfeld, Ida; von Reinsberg-Düringsfeld, Otto (1875). "15". Sprichwörter der germanischen und romanischen sprachen vergleichend, zusammengestellt. H. Fries. pp. 8–. 

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