Monday, 17 September 2018

Some Popular English Proverbs To Live By


As an English teacher, I always encourage my students to include some proverbs  in their compositions to get some merit marks. In addition, it is a good way to impress the examiners when they mark my students' essays later in SPM. But bear in mind that these proverbs should not be used excessively for it will make the composition dull and lack of interest. Below are some popular English proverbs that students may use while writing their compositions. I hope this list will help them in the SPM and PT3 examinations soon.

💥Sediakan payung sebelum hujan
🌟Prevention is better than cure

💥Air yang tenang jangan disangka tiada buaya
🌟Still waters run deep

💥Bertepuk sebelah tangan, tidak akan berbunyi
🌟It takes two to tango

💥Tong kosong nyaring bunyinya
🌟Empty vessels make the most noise

💥Sikit-sikit, lama-lama jadi bukit
🌟Mighty oaks from little acorns grow

💥Seperti kera kena belacan
🌟Like a cat on hot bricks

💥Di mana bumi dipijak, di situ langit dijunjung
💥Masuk kandang kambing mengembik, masuk kandang kerbau menguak
🌟When in Rome, do as the Romans do

💥Tanam lalang tak akan tumbuh padi
🌟You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear

💥Sambil berdiang nasi masak
💥Sambil Menyelam Minum Air
🌟Killing two birds with one stone

💥Sudah jatuh ditimpa tangga
💥Terlepas dari mulut buaya, masuk ke mulut harimau
🌟It never rains but it pours

💥Diberi betis hendak paha
🌟Give him an inch and he’ll take a mile

💥Sepandai-pandai tupai melompat, akhirnya jatuh ke tanah juga
🌟Curses, like chickens, come home to roost

💥Diam-diam ubi berisi, diam-diam besi berkarat
🌟Speech is silver, silence is golden

💥Jika tidak dipecahkan ruyung, manakan dapat sagunya
🌟You can’t make bricks without straw

💥Ukur baju dibadan sendiri
🌟Cut your coat according to your cloth

💥Bagaimana acuan begitulah kuihnya
🌟Like father like son

💥Minyak setitik di laut timbul juga
🌟Every cloud has a silver lining

💥Bersatu teguh, bercerai roboh
🌟United we stand, divided we fall

💥Nasi sudah menjadi bubur
🌟It’s no use crying over spilt milk

💥Di mana ada kemahuan, di situ ada jalan
🌟Where there’s a will, there’s a way

💥Kata periuk belanga hitam
🌟The pot calls the kettle black

💥Biar lambat asalkan selamat
🌟Better late than never

💥A bird in hand is worth two in the bush 
🌟yang dikejar tak dapat, yang dikendong berciciran

💥An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth 
🌟hutang darah dibayar darah, hutang nyawa, nyawa padahnya

💥Better to be safe than sorry 
🌟 Biar lambat asal selamat

💥Between the devil and the deep blue sea  
🌟ditelan mati emak, diluah mati bapak

💥Blood is thicker than water 
🌟air dicincang tak akan putus

💥Cut your coat according to your cloth 
🌟ukur baju di badan sendiri

💥Diamond cuts diamond 
🌟bertemu buku dengan ruas

💥Don’t judge a book by its cover 
🌟air yang tenang jangan disangka tiada buaya

💥Empty vessels make the most noise 
🌟tong yang kosonglah yang selalu berkocak

💥Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me 
🌟takkan pisang berbuah dua kali

💥Give someone an inch and they will take a mile (yard) 
🌟beri betis hendakkan paha

💥In for a penny, in for a pound 
🌟Alang-alang menyeluk pekasam, biar sampai ke pangkal lengan

💥It never rains but it pours 
🌟sudah jatuh ditimpa tangga

💥It’s no use crying over spilt milk 
🌟sudah terhantuk, baru tergandah

💥Kill two birds with one stone 
🌟sambil menyelam minum air

💥Like father, like son 
🌟bapa borek, anak rintik

💥Many hands make light work 
🌟ringan sama dijinjing, berat sama dipikul

💥No garden without weeds 
🌟bumi mana tidak ditimpa hujan 

💥No pain no gain 
🌟kalau tak dipecahkan ruyung, manakan dapat sagunya

💥No retreat, no surrender 
🌟biar putih tulang, jangan putih mata

💥Practice makes perfect 
🌟alah bisa tegal biasa

💥Time is money 
🌟masa itu emas

💥Where there is a will, there is a way 
🌟di mana ada kemahuan, di situ ada jalan

13 comments:

  1. Pengkongsian yng bagus abe kie.. Boleh belajar english cik ash hari ini.. Tq deh

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  2. my proverbs is so damn rusty now hahahhahaha

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  3. woww sangat bagus ni kalau student nak buat karangan. ada extra marks hehee

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  4. salam ziarah Abe Kie...terima kasih atas perkongsian..

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  5. thanks, bertambah ilmu peribahasa, both BM & English...

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  6. Banyak proverbs yang baru Fiza.. good sharing lah..

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  7. whoa..very nice...i hardly remember the proverbs i learned back few years ago..

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  8. if life give your lemon, you make lemonade...ini proverbs juga ke cikgu?

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  9. terbaik la abam kie. berguna sngt

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  10. ada tak pelajar abam kie yg translate bulat2 proverb tu? contoh hot hot chicken shit hahahahahahha

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  11. nice sharing. ni kalau teacher masuk kelas.. sediakan payung tu da jadi main2 da. prepare the umbrella before the day rains =P

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  12. Perkongsian yang best. I always love English proverbs walaupun tak beberapa reti nak menggunakannya

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