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

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 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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