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Proverb of the day: Like cats, they eat and then pretend they haven't زي القطط ياكلوا وينكروا

Like cats, they eat and then pretend they haven't

Ahram Online , Friday 6 Nov 2015
Cats crowd around village nurse and Ozu city official Atsuko Ogata
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زي القطط ياكلوا وينكروا

Zayy el qotat, yaklu we yenkeru

Translation: Like cats, they eat and then pretend they haven't.

Meaning: Cats eat and then pretend to be hungry just to get your attention. But this proverb is not about cats. It is about people who are ungrateful when you do them a favour and then ignore you when it's time to return that favour.

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

Translated by: Nabil Shawkat

 
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