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130 Malagasy Proverbs.



1. "If it is not a boy it will be a girl," says the fortune-teller.

2. A canoe does not know who is king. When it turns over, everyone gets wet.. Malagasy Proverb. A canoe does not know who is king. When it turns over, everyone gets wet.

3. A chicken that hatches a crocodile's eggs is looking for trouble.. Malagasy Proverb. A chicken that hatches a crocodile's eggs is looking for trouble.

4. A little rain each day will fill the rivers to overflowing.. Malagasy Proverb. A little rain each day will fill the rivers to overflowing.

5. A man finds many faults in a woman when he wants to divorce, and finds many charms in one's fianc6e.. Malagasy Proverb. A man finds many faults in a woman when he wants to divorce, and finds many charms in one's fianc6e.

6. A man who lets his problems get the better of him is like a man who divorces his wife the first time she makes him angry.. Malagasy Proverb. A man who lets his problems get the better of him is like a man who divorces his wife the first time she makes him angry.

7. A patient that can swallow food makes the nurse doubtful.. Malagasy Proverb. A patient that can swallow food makes the nurse doubtful.

8. A starving crocodile is never pleasant.. Malagasy Proverb. A starving crocodile is never pleasant.

9. Advice is a stranger; if he's welcome he stays for the night; if not, he leaves the same day.. Malagasy Proverb. Advice is a stranger; if he's welcome he stays for the night; if not, he leaves the same day.

10. All who live under the sky are woven together like one big mat.. Malagasy Proverb. All who live under the sky are woven together like one big mat.

11. An egg does not fight a rock.. Malagasy Proverb. An egg does not fight a rock.

12. Ants can attack with a grain of rice.. Malagasy Proverb. Ants can attack with a grain of rice.

13. As long as the mouse keeps still you can be sure that the cat stays on guard.. Malagasy Proverb. As long as the mouse keeps still you can be sure that the cat stays on guard.

14. Be like the mouth and the hand: when the hand is hurt the mouth blows on it, when the mouth is hurt the hand rubs it.. Malagasy Proverb. Be like the mouth and the hand: when the hand is hurt the mouth blows on it, when the mouth is hurt the hand rubs it.

15. Behave like the chameleon: look forward and observe behind.. Malagasy Proverb. Behave like the chameleon: look forward and observe behind.

16. Better to be guilty in the eyes of men than in the eyes of God.. Malagasy Proverb. Better to be guilty in the eyes of men than in the eyes of God.

17. Better to lose a little money than a little friendship.. Malagasy Proverb. Better to lose a little money than a little friendship.

18. Beware of french people who pretend to quarrel with each other: they will join together to fight you.. Malagasy Proverb. Beware of french people who pretend to quarrel with each other: they will join together to fight you.

19. By getting angry, one shows that she is wrong.. Malagasy Proverb. By getting angry, one shows that she is wrong.

20. By getting angry, you show you are wrong.. Malagasy Proverb. By getting angry, you show you are wrong.

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