Partie 7 : À propos de la langue anglaise

Chapitre 72 : Proverbes

Proverbes comprenant do ou don′t, page 150

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Do as I say, not as I do.
Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched.
Don’t judge a book by its cover.
Don’t put all your eggs in the same basket.
Don’t put the cart before the horse.
Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.
When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

Proverbes comprenant un modal, page 150

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You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs.
Beggars can’t be choosers.
All good things must come to an end.
Accidents will happen.
As you sow, so shall you reap.
Boys will be boys.

Autres structures, page 150

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A friend in need is a friend indeed.
A penny saved is a penny earned.
A debt paid is a friend kept.
Easy come, easy go.
Forewarned is forearmed.
First come, first served.
Out of sight, out of mind.
He who laughs last laughs best.
The early bird catches the worm.
Better late than never.
Charity begins at home.
Where there’s a will there’s a way.

Food for thought, page 151

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Proverbe Sens
The pen is mightier than the sword. Trying to convince with words is more effective than fighting.
No man is an island. Everybody needs help from other people.
There’s no place like home. The best place to be is your own home.
God helps those who help themselves. Don’t wait for a miracle. Work hard if you want to succeed.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Different people have different ideas about what is beautiful.
Two heads are better than one. When two people cooperate, they have better ideas.
You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink. You can’t oblige someone to accept your help.
All’s well that ends well. A difficult situation has ended with a positive result.
Call a spade a spade. Speak honestly and directly.
Money doesn’t grow on trees. You have to work a lot to earn money. It doesn’t come without effort.