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Proverb of the day: Like winter nights, long and cold زى ليالى الشتا طويلة و باردة

Like winter nights, long and cold

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 زى ليالى الشتا طويلة و باردة 

Zayy Layali el sheta, tawila we barda

Translation: Like winter nights, long and cold.

Meaning: This is less of a proverb and more of a literary image. It can describe anything that is tortuous and seemingly endless and is used more in writing than in speech.

Source: Egyptian Proverbs, (Al-Ahram Center for Translation and Publishing, 1986) by Ahmed Taymour Pasha

Translated by: Nabil Shawkat

 
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