|Revisão 19 de
dezembro de 1999
1. Quem não tem cão
caça com gato
used when someone doesn't have the right tool to do
and he or she does it some another way. For example, if
want to play soccer and there's no soccer ball, they try
another kind of ball. Probably it'll be not as good as a
real ball but
Quem com o ferro fere com ferro será ferido
someone does bad things to another person, this situation
be reversed and the "bad person" will suffer
the same suffering he has caused.
For example a person who forgot a friend will be for
an another friend.
3. O que os
olhos não vêem o coração não sente.
"What eyes don't
see, the heart doesn't feel."
If we don't
see bad things we won't suffer.
4. Aqui se
faz aqui se paga
person who does good things will receive good things.
A person who does bad things will receive bad things.
ajuda quem cedo madruga.
"God will help
you if you wake up early".
It means God helps who works
Casa de ferreiro, espeto de pau.
"In the house of
a blacksmith, the fork is made of wood."
It means that people who were most supposed to use the
often use poor substitutes.
7. Quem vê
cara não vê coração
"Who sees the
face doesn't see the heart."
Sometimes we can be misguided
by the exterior appearence of someone.
8. Mais vale
um pássaro na mão que dois voando.
"One bird held in
our hands values more than two birds flying."
We had better be on the safe
side and ensure something than risk
everything and end up with nothing.
semeia ventos colhe tempestades.
"He who seeds
winds will reap storms."
The results of our actions
return to us multiplied.
tudo quer, tudo perde.
"He who wants
everything, loses everything."
mentira tem pernas curtas.
"The lie has
Lies are difficult to maintain
because we often discover facts that reveal the lie.
mole em pedra dura, tanto bate até que fura.
"Soft water hits
a hard stone so much that a hole is made in the
It means that even the toughest people/things are
through hard enough insistence.
nunca comeu melado, quando come se lambuza.
"Someone who has
never eaten syrup, will get completely
messed up with it when he eats it."
It means, when someone gets access to a good thing to
never had access before, he will go for it with
everything, wanting to
have as much of it as possible - and will get all messed
escaldado tem medo de água fria.
"A scalded cat is
afraid of cold water."
When someone has had a bad experience, he'll be much
more cautious in similar situations that may not even
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