Popular Colombian Proverbs – ‘Refranes’

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Every country has a rich collection of sayings. Also called idomatic expressions, proverbs, maxims, adages and aphorisms, these phrases are general truths capturing practical wisdoms in simple, popular, earthy expressions. There are over 2,000 proverbs in the English language. Sayings like: ‘Can’t judge a book by its cover.’ ‘ A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.’ ‘Better late than never.’ ‘A penny saved is a penny earned.’ ‘Don’t cry over spilt milk.’ ‘ The early bird gets the worm.’ We use them all the time. But a little time spent studying these age old utterances of wisdom reveals rich, authentic, cultural truths. Continue reading “Popular Colombian Proverbs – ‘Refranes’”