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Haitian Proverbs » Pawòl Granmoun

Haitian Creole

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Anpil ti patat fè chay.

A lot of small sweet potatoes make a load.

Aprè dans, tanbou toujou lou.

After the dance, the drums are always heavy.

Avan ou ri moun bwete, gade jan ou mache.

Before you laugh at those who limp, check the way you walk.

Avèk pasyans, w ap wè tete foumi.

With patience, you will see an ant's teats.

Ayisyen swiv kouran.

Haitians follow the flow.

Ak tan piti vin gran.

With time the little becomes big.

Abondans byen pa nwi.

An abundance of wealth doesn't hurt.

Ak po w ou vini, ak po w ou prale.

You came with only your skin, and that's the way you're going back.

Ak sivil pa di maryaj pou sa.

Just because you obtained a marriage license doesn't mean that you're already married.

Akansyèl pa riban.

A rainbow is not a ribbon.

Afè kay moun se mistè.

Non one knows what goes on in other people's homes.