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Williamson  Identity Verified
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Jun 15, 2004

Beginning of July I would like to translate an "ideomaticum".
This is a list of proverbs. I do not earn anything with it, but it will enrich my vocabulary.
Hence I wanted to ask two things:
Can you supply references to proverbs on the web: languages: FrenchEnglish, German-English, Spanish-English?
I know the number of Kudoz questions is limited. Are they also limited if I used Kudoz to ask these proverbs? I will be glad to add the list to my browniz or if a separate section for proverbs can be created on the forums, I will add them to that section. The total number of proverbs is about 4000.

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avsie  Identity Verified
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So... Jun 15, 2004

I know this one:

I hope this helps

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Proverbs Jun 15, 2004

Great idea, but what a job! A separate section for proverbs would be very interesting.

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- Jun 15, 2004

Here you can find some Spanish proverbs with their equivalent in English.

I agree it would be a great idea to have a section on proverbs. I would save time to lots of people.

I think you could use the forum to ask for other proverbs that are not included in the glossaries people are posting. Otherwise you could always email people directly with your doubts, rather than clogging up the kudoz. I would happily help you and I am sure many other colleagues would

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Steffen Walter  Identity Verified
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Another URL that might come in handy ... Jun 15, 2004

... in terms of English and German proverbs:

Good luck with your endeavour!


P.S. You may also use the GlossPost section here on ProZ - - to locate proverb sources on the Web.

[Edited at 2004-06-16 09:27]

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Maria Rosich Andreu  Identity Verified
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small glossary Jul 26, 2004

I am also building a multilingual idiom glossary in my language pairs, and my idea is to put it on proz when I have time. The first 50 or so are there already, you can check it under "idioms (div.)" in my glossaries.

De mica en mica s'omple la pica (every little bit helps - no translation yet for it in my glossary...)

Good luck with it,

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for your French translation ;-) Jul 26, 2004

Maria Rosich Andreu wrote:
De mica en mica s'omple la pica (every little bit helps - no translation yet for it in my glossary...)

Petit à petit, l'oiseau fait son nid
Which, literally, means Little by little, the bird builds its nest (isn't that true of our retirement plans, too?)

But ours thyme, and the English translations do not...


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