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Proverbs are popular sayings that provide nuggets of wisdom. Every culture and language has a collection of those. They illustrate how people within this culture think and are often influenced by its history.

The Greek word for ‚proverbs‘ is ‚οι παροιμίες‘.

Οι παροιμίες είναι σύντομες εκφράσεις που περιέχουν συμπυκνωμένη τη λαϊκή σοφία ενός λαού. Κάθε κουλτούρα και γλώσσα έχει μερικές. Οι παροιμίες μας δείχνουν πώς σκέφτεται ένας λαός, ενώ συχνά σχετίζονται και με την ιστορία του.

 

Proverbs are short, commonly used expressions that convey truths about life.  With a few words, they can teach, advise, guide us and make us think. Proverbs carry vivid images and great imagination. They are passed verbally from one generation to another. There are proverbs that have similar meanings across different languages but are expressed using different words. 

Οι παροιμίες είναι σύντομες στερεοτυπικές φράσεις που εκφράζουν μια αλήθεια για τη ζωή. Με λίγες λέξεις μπορούν να μας διδάξουν, να μας συμβουλεύσουν, να μας καθοδηγήσουν, να μας κάνουν να σκεφτούμε. Στις παροιμίες μπορούμε να βρούμε ζωηρές εικόνες και μεγάλη φαντασία. Περνούν προφορικά από γενιά σε γενιά,  αλλά υπάρχουν παροιμίες με παρόμοια σημασία σε πολλές γλώσσες με διαφορετικά λόγια.

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Every culture and language has a collection of wise sayings that gives advice about how to live your life. These are the so-called proverbs.
In Greek, they are called: οι παροιμίες.
Of course, when you start learning Greek, it is useful to start learning the Everyday Greek Wishes and very common Greek expressions first,
so you are welcome to click here and download our free eBook + English translation and Audio.

However, apart from the basic and daily vocabulary, it’s fun to know some common Greek proverbs because you will hear them frequently.
Learning Greek proverbs can also help you to understand more about Greek culture or the way people think in Greece!
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Proverbs help you understand how Greeks think. The song we present you today is called “Proverbs”. It was written in 1987 by Melina Tanagri. It contains 11 well-known Greek proverbs. By listening to Greek songs you not only enjoy the music but also learn a lot about the Greek language and culture. So with this song, you will have “killed two birds with one stone” (m’ énan sbáro dyó trigónia), as Greeks say.
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