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Proverb of the day: Receiving two blows to the head is painfulضربتين فى الراس توجع

Receiving two blows to the head is painful

Ahram Online , Thursday 21 Jan 2016
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ضربتين فى الراس توجع
 
Darbetein fel ras tewgaa
 
Translation: Receiving two blows to the head is painful.
 
Meaning: This proverb, still in use, speaks of human endurance. It is ok to deal with one body blow, but a second one is hard to take. In other words, be stoic but not too proud to admit you’re hurting when things get too rough.
 

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

Translated by: Nabil Shawkat

 
 
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