Proverb of the day: Night talk is covered with butter, when the daylight comes, it melts away.

Ahram Online , Sunday 10 May 2015

Night talk is covered with butter, when the daylight comes, it melts away.

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   كلام الليل مدهون بزبدة يطلع عليه النهار يسيح

Kalam el leil madhoun be zebdah, yetla aleih el nahar yeseeh

Translation: Night talk is covered with butter, when the daylight comes, it melts away.

Meaning: Don't believe things people may say late at night, when they are in a dreamy, not a business, mood. They would easily make promises that they cannot possibly keep.

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

Translated by: Nabil Shawkat

 

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