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“Every day is for the thief, one day is for the owner.”

Posted By Evangeline Edwards On April 30, 2017 @ 8:56 pm In Folk speech,Proverbs | Comments Disabled

Subject: Yoruba (Nigerian Proverb

Phonetic Script: “Kwa ụbọchị bụ maka ohi, otu ụbọchị dị ka onye nwe.”

Translation:” Every day is for the thief, one day is for the owner.”

Interpretation: You can lie, cheat, and steal, but one day, you will be caught.

Analysis: This proverb shows the values of the Igbo people. Virtue is better that self-interest.

 

 

 


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