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Arabic proverbs and idioms

5 months ago


  • اترك الشر يتركك
  • Literal meaning: Leave evil, it will leave you.
  • اتق الأحمق أن تصحبه إنما الأحمق كالثوب الخلق كلما رقعت منه جانبا صفقته الريح وهنا فانخرق
  • Literal meaning: Be aware of the idiot, for he is like an old dress. Every time you patch it, the wind will tear it back again.
  • اتق شر الحليم إذا غضب
  • Literal: Beware of the level-headed when he is angry.
  • اجتنب مصاحبة الكذاب فإن اضطررت إليه فلا تُصَدِّقْهُ
  • Literal: Avoid the company of a liar. And if you can't avoid him, don't believe him.