Nicaraguan Proverbs

Sayings of Nicaraguan origin

Have patience, fleas, the night is long!

Everyone has his manner of killing fleas.

It takes two to make a quarrel but only one to end it.

With manners, everything can be obtained.

Fleeing and running are not the same thing.

There is taste in variety, and variety in taste.

Do what is right, not what will gain approval.

There’s nothing worse for an intelligent person than to put a fool beside him.

At any rate, ‘moros’ are everyone .

Don’t believe the saints that urinate.

Tamale with cheese, food of the prisoner .

Many things are too bad to be blessed, and too good to be cursed.

The lance never blunted the pen, nor the pen the lance.

He who steals in order to give to god can only get advice from the devil.

The last monkey drown .

Pretend you’re in great danger, and you’ll find out if you have any friends.

The tortilla is flipped .

Envy follows merit like the shadow follows the body.

You make the road by walking on it.

For the bad weather, a cheerful face.

Renounce a friend who covers you with his wings and destroys you with his beak.

Eyes that see do not grow old.

There’s nobody can prevent you getting into heaven, but there are many always ready to give you a shove into hell.

A favor given to man is appreciated by none.

Nicaraguan Proverbs

Nicaragua, officially the Republic of Nicaragua, is the largest country in the Central American isthmus. The population of Nicaragua is slightly over 6 million. The multi-ethnic population includes indigenous peoples, Europeans, Africans, Asians, and people of Middle Eastern origin. The main language is Spanish. Native tribes on the eastern coast speak their own languages. More on Nicaragua from Wikipedia

The Spanish Empire conquered the region in the 16th century. Nicaragua gained independence from Spain in 1821. Since its independence, Nicaragua has undergone periods of political unrest, dictatorship, and fiscal crisis—the most notable causes that led to the Nicaraguan Revolution of the 1960s and 1970s. Nicaragua is a representative democratic republic, and has experienced economic growth and political stability in recent years. Since 2007 Daniel Ortega has been the president.

Managua is the capital city of Nicaragua as well as of the department of the same name. It is the largest city in Nicaragua in terms of population and geographic size. Located on the southwestern shore of Lake Xolotlán or Lake Managua, the city was declared the national capital in 1852.

Hail to thee, Nicaragua “Salve a ti, Nicaragua” is the Nicaraguan national anthem. (Video)


The Lyrics  (English translation):
Hail to thee, Nicaragua! On thy land
roars the voice of the cannon no more,
nor does the blood of brothers now stain
thy glorious bicolor banner.

Let us shine beautifully in thy sky,
and nothing dim thine immortal glory,
for work is thy well earned laurel
and honor is thy triumphal emblem!

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