Proverb of the day: It is written on the candy wrapper, love will be preceded by enmity مكتوب علي ورق الحلاوة ما محبة الا بعد عداوة
Ahram Online, , Thursday 12 Nov 2015
It is written on the candy wrapper, love will be preceded by enmity


مكتوب علي ورق الحلاوة ما محبة الا بعد عداوة

Maktoub ala waraq al-halawa, ma mahabba ella ba’d adawah



Translation: It is written on the candy wrapper, love will be preceded by enmity

Meaning: Those whom you initially hate may become close friends. This rhymed couplet is meant to show that you should give people another chance, especially those who could be valuable friends to you. The second part of the couplet is normally recited on its own.

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

Translated by: Nabil Shawkat



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