Venezuelan Proverbs

By | April 10, 2015

Sayings of Venezuelan origin

Flag of Venezuela

Hungry love doesn’t last.

A good friend will fit you like ring to finger.

A monkey, even dressed in silk is still a monkey.

Goat that tears a drum pays with its own hide.

More inside than a drawer and more out than a balcony.

There is nothing hidden between Heaven and Earth.

Children born fat, won’t change even if girdled since childhood.

There’s no illness that lasts one hundred years, or body that can resist it.

Join with good men and you will be one of them.

Looking for the cat’s fifth leg.

A shrimp that falls asleep is swept by the current.

When the river makes noise it’s because it’s carrying rocks.

Each thief judges by his condition.

One sword keeps another in its scabbard.

He who doesn’t look ahead gets left behind.

Eyes that don’t see, heart that doesn’t feel.

Whoever gets married, wants to get a house.

Whoever sleeps with children wakes up all wet.

Lovers far away are fool lovers.

Bad weeds never die.

A mother has little love for a son who did not give her pain.

For a great hunger, there’s no hard bread.

The fish dies by its mouth.

It’s like a seal’s ass.

Harder than killing a donkey pinching it.

Like a roach in a chicken’s party.

Who spits up, spit falls on his face.

Treat the lesser as you would have the greater treat you.

The man to whom god gives no children, the devil gives nieces and nephews.

Early risers are helped by god.

Longer than a snake’s fart.

There is nothing like leather.

By sunrise we will see.

Cry to the valley.

When the hare leaps, there are no lame greyhounds.

Proverbs in conversation are torches in darkness.

A tree born bent will never straighten it’s log.

Like a chicken staring at salt.

He who abandons his family, god forsakes him.

Those who work don’t eat straw.

Knows more than fried fish.

Hungrier than a tick on a stuffed toy.

Sea bird by solid ground!, storm coming ahead!

When you see your neighbor’s beard burns, soak yours.

We were many, and grandma gave birth!

For the ugly vice of begging, there’s the virtue of not giving.

Old saints doesn’t make any miracles.

Blood is inherited and virtue is acquired.

Throws the rock, and hides his/her hand.

For a new sin, a new penance.

Who leans against a good tree, gets a good shade.

The boy cries and his mother pinches him.

Earn fame and go to sleep.

The cat’s son hunts mice.

The cross in the chest, but the devil in the facts.

He died and didn’t noticed.

Has more teeth than a dog fight.

Thinking about pregnant birds.

There is nothing lost by civility.

He who would be a redeemer ends up crucified.

A good son returns home and tells what happens.

Praying to God but striking with the mallet.

Venezuela, officially called the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is a country on the northern coast of South America. Venezuela’s territory covers around 916,445 km2 with an estimated population around 29,100,000. Venezuela is considered a state with extremely high biodiversity, with habitats ranging from the Andes Mountains in the west to the Amazon Basin rainforest in the south, via extensive Los Llanos plains and Caribbean coast in the center and the Orinoco River Delta in the east. More!

The territory currently known as Venezuela was colonized by Spain in 1522 amid resistance from indigenous peoples.

Venezuela is a federal presidential republic consisting of 23 states.
Caracas, officially Santiago de León de Caracas, is the capital, the center of the Greater Caracas Area, and the largest city of Venezuela.

There are at least 40 languages around Venezuela, but Spanish is the language spoken by the majority of Venezuelans. The Constitution of Venezuela of the year 1999 declared Spanish and languages spoken by Indigenous people from Venezuela as official languages. Deaf people use Venezuelan Sign Language.

Glory to the Brave People (Gloria al Bravo Pueblo) was adopted as Venezuela’s national anthem by President Antonio Guzmán Blanco on May 25, 1881.

The anthem of Venezuela Lyrics: Vedio

Glory to the brave people
who shook off the yoke,
Respecting the law,
virtue and honour.

“Down with chains!”
The Lord yelled;
And the poor man in his hovel
For Freedom implored.
Upon this holy name
Trembled in great dread
The vile selfishness
That had once prevailed.
Let’s scream out aloud:
“Death to oppression!”
Oh, loyal countrymen:
Strength is in unity;
And from the Empyrean
The Supreme Author
A sublime spirit
To the people blew.

United by bonds
That Heaven has formed,
The entire America
Exists as a Nation;
And if ever despotism
Raises again its voice,
Then follow the example
That Caracas gave.

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