Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Match the proverbs 1 - 6 with their meanings a - f below. For answers, highlight the space below where it say, "Highlight below for answers". Really, they are there!

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1. Cuànnu si sciarrìa a matri c'a figghia, 'a vicina s'arrassàri cientu migghìa.

2. Bòn tièmpu e màlu tièmpu nun nùra tùttu u tièmpu.

3. Çiòvi e çiòvi supra ô vagnàtu.

4. Unni si sùnu campàni ci su buttàni.

5. Cu' è picciuottu è riccu.

6. 'Ntr' amici e 'ntra parenti 'n'accattari e 'un vìnniri nenti.

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a. He who is young is rich.

b. Where there are bells there are tarts.

c. When a mother quarrels with her daughter, a neighbour should go a long way away.

d. It always rains on someone already soaked.

e. Don't buy or sell anything among friends or family.

f. Neither good weather nor bad weather lasts forever.

Highlight below for answers:
1c, 2f, 3d, 4b, 5a, 6e.


Rosa said...

I got them all right! It's very close to Calabrian, so it makes it easy to understand.

James Higham said...

I love your answering system.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Scintilla. Interesting to know it's close to Calabrian. Hi, James. A nice bloke I know taught me how to do that one summer.


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