Learning proverbs (or sayings) is a great way to get insight and improve your English skills.
Some proverbs are easy to understand and similar in Portuguese.
Below are twenty easy proverbs. Each one has its definition. Good studies!
- Accidents will happen.
Mistakes and bad events naturally happen. It’s not your fault.
- Better late than never.
It’s good you came to something.
- The customer is always right.
People who pay money for something you sell deserve respect.
- You can only die once.
Nothing in life is so bad.
- Easy does it.
Be careful, don’t go to fast.
- Every man has his price.
Every person will do anything for enough money.
- Fight fire with fire.
If someone is aggressive with you, be aggressive with that person.
- If you can’t be good, be careful.
When you do something that mom and dad won’t like, don’t be too crazy.
- Home is where the heart is.
Your true place is with people you love.
- The king can do no wrong.
People with a lot of power, the boss, etc. do wrong, but are not criticized by others.
- Knowledge is power.
Learning will help you succeed in life.
- Live and learn.
Living teaches you lessons, take advantage of the lessons.
- He lives long who lives well.
Living healthfully will lead to a long life.
- Money isn’t everything.
Money is not the only important thing in life.
- Never say never.
Life will surprise you, don’t say no to things.
- Never too old to learn.
No matter how old you are you should learn new things.
- No news is good news.
If you don’t hear anything from someone, it means that everything is OK.
- Out of sight, out of mind.
If you don’t see or hear about something, you won’t worry about it.
- You get what you pay for.
Quality items are never cheap.
- Every picture tells a story.
Each situation tells you something about the people and places involved.