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Proverb of the day: A chance encounter is more opportune than an appointment كل صدفة خير من معاد

A chance encounter is more opportune than an appointment

Ahram Online , Sunday 10 Jan 2016
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كل صدفة خير من معاد 
 
Koll sodfa khayrun men mi’ad
 
Translation: A chance encounter is more opportune than an appointment
 
Meaning: This proverb is still heard today and the meaning is clear. It is a sort of a welcoming exclamation, and sometimes an apology for not having kept in touch for sometime. 
 

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

Translated by: Nabil Shawkat

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