Home: Multilingual Proverbs / Sayings


This is an ongoing fun collaborative project among the webheads, a group of educators from around the globe.  On this site there is a collection of proverbs and sayings in a variety of languages, which can be used for language teaching and learning.  Students can also learn about different cultures where these proverbs/sayings are used while comparing the different regional linguistic features in these proverbs/sayings that express the same ideas.

Each page on this site starts with an English proverb/saying, followed by the variations of this proverb/saying in various languages in their native scripts, with English translations and explanations. Some of the explanations tell stories, from which one can learn about the cultures of the origins of the proverbs/sayings.

Click on the links in the navigation to begin.

Have fun!