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proverb

noun [C] uk   /ˈprɒv.ɜːb/ us    /ˈprɑː.vɝːb/
C2 a short sentence, etc., usually known by many people, stating something commonly experienced or giving advice: The appetite, says the proverb, grows with eating. [+ that] There is an old Arab proverb that everything you write or speak should pass through three gates: Is this kind? Is this necessary? Is this true?
Translations of “proverb”
in Korean 속담…
in Arabic مَثَل, قَوْل مَأثور…
in French proverbe…
in Turkish atsözü…
in Italian proverbio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 諺語,格言…
in Russian пословица…
in Polish przysłowie…
in Spanish proverbio…
in Portuguese provérbio…
in German das Sprichwort…
in Catalan proverbi…
in Japanese ことわざ, 格言…
in Chinese (Simplified) 谚语,格言…
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