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“Gần mực thì đen, gần đèn thì sang”

“gần mực thì đen, gần đèn thì sang” Literal translation: “close to ink then black, near by light then bright” The informant learned of this Vietnamese proverb when he was in third grade of Vietnamese school, while studying for a test.  Again he heard it from his grandmother also, which is when he began to… Continue Reading »