خدوا فالكم من صغاركم
Khodo falkom men segharkom
Translation: Take a cue from what your children say.
Meaning: Children have a natural wisdom and an eye for detail that grown ups have lost, so pay attention to what they say and you may learn a few things. This saying is slightly archaic, as the word “falkom” seems to have receded from daily conversation, but most people will understand it nonetheless.
Source: Egyptian Proverbs, (Al-Ahram Center for Translation and Publishing, 1986) by Ahmed Taymour Pasha
Translated by: Nabil Shawkat