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Proverb of the day: Good fortune comes along with the new arrivals الخير على قدوم الواردين

Good fortune comes along with the new arrivals

Ahram Online , Wednesday 13 Jan 2016
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الخير على قدوم الواردين 
 
Elkheir ala qodoum el wardin
 
Translation: Good fortune comes along with the new arrivals.
 
Meaning: This stock phrase is used to put guests at ease. When you receive good news or something auspicious happens, you attribute it to the presence of your guests. It’s like saying "you came and brought good luck with you."
 

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

Translated by: Nabil Shawkat

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