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Proverb of the day: He who farms cannot be scared of the birds اللى يزرع ما يخافش من العصفور

He who farms cannot be scared of the birds

Ahram Online , Wednesday 24 Feb 2016
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 اللى يزرع ما يخافش من العصفور

 

Elli yezra ma yekhafsh men al asfour

Translation: He who farms cannot be scared of the birds.

 

Meaning: Farming is a serious business, and farmers are tough folks who are not intimidated by pest control. If one’s livelihood depends on tending the land through difficult weather conditions, doing backbreaking labour every day, then thwarting a few birds from the land is not going to be a big deal.

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

 

Translated by: Nabil Shawkat

 
 
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