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“Mountains do not meet but people do”

The original language and script: Munte cu munte nu se-ntâlnește, dar om cu om se-ntâlnește. The original is represented in Roman form as a Romanian proverb The transliterated proverb: Mountain with mountain does not meet, but man with man meets The fully translated proverb: A mountain doesn’t meet a mountain, but a man meets a… Continue Reading »

Russian Proverb About Unreliable People

7 пятниц в неделю Transliteration: 7 pyatnits v nedelyu Translation: 7 Fridays in a week Proverb used to describe a person who has a lot of plans, but they never get the work done. Background Information: Russian proverb used in many parts of Russia. The informant told me that back then, Friday was the market… Continue Reading »

Mexican saying

Main piece: The following was transcribed from a conversation recorded between informant and interviewer.  Informant: “Ahora si te cacharon con las manos en la masa”  Transliteration:  Now yes they caught you with the hands on the dough Full translation:  Now they caught you in the act of the crime  Interviewer: Why dough? Why does it… Continue Reading »

“You shank it, you shag it.” Saying in soccer

Main Piece Informant: “You shank it, you shag it.”  It’s kinda like a motto you just say with friends when you are kicking the ball around. Whenever you are just messing around with friends, or at practice and you try and make a goal and you miss it, like completely,  you have to go get… Continue Reading »

Korean Proverb

There is a proverb in Korea that is “가는 말이 고와야 오는 말이 곱다” Original script: 가는 말이 고와야 오는 말이 곱다 Phonetic (Roman) script: Ganeun mal-i gowaya oneun mal-i gobda Transliteration: If the word you say is good, then the word coming back at you is good Full translation: What goes around comes around…. Continue Reading »