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Proverb of the day: Hunger is godlessالجوع كافر

Hunger is godless

Ahram Online , Sunday 1 Nov 2015
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الجوع كافر

El gou’ kafer


Translation: Hunger is godless.

Meaning: When people are hungry, all bets are off. They may beg, steal, or worse. You may think that this proverb is used to describe the horrors of famine, but it is actually used more light-heartedly to urge someone to bring you food without delay.

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

Translated by: Nabil Shawkat

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