Proverb of the day:Tomorrow we will sit on the wall and hear the weeping بكره نقعد علي الحيطة ونسمع العيطه
Ahram Online, , Wednesday 18 Nov 2015
Tomorrow we will sit on the wall and hear the weeping


بكره نقعد علي الحيطة ونسمع العيطه

Bokra noq’od ala el heita we nesma el eita

Translation: Tomorrow we will sit on the wall and hear the weeping.

Meaning: You’ll live to regret it. This rhyming proverb was popular a generation ago and may be heard occasionally today. The couplet hints that your friends may have to hear you complain about making a decision that they previously warned you against.

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

Translated by: Nabil Shawkat





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