MY 2014 MISSION TRIP TO HAITI

HAITIAN PROVERBS

Ti chen gen fos devan kay met li:

A little dog is really brave in front of his master’s house.

 

Ou konn kouri, ou pa konn kache:

You know how to run, but you don’t know how to hide.

 

Sel pa vante tèt li di li sale:

Salt doesn’t boast that it is salted

 

Piti, piti, piti, wazo fe nich li:

Little by little the bird builds its nest.

 

Konstitisyon se papie, bayonet se fe: 

The constitution is paper, bayonets are steel.

 

Bondye Bon:

God is good.

 

Si travay te bon bagay, moun rich la pran-l lontan:

If work were a good thing, the rich would have grabbed it a long time ago.

 

Sel pa vante tèt li di li sale:

Salt doesn’t boast that it is salted

 

Bay kou bliye, pote mak sonje:

The giver of the blow forgets, the bearer of the scar remembers.

 

Woch nan dio pa konnen doule woch nan soley:

The rock in the water does not know the pain of the rock in the sun.

 

Se Bondye ki voye, Li peya fre ou:

If it is God who sends you, he'll pay your expenses.

 

Sa ou fe, se li ou we:

What you do is what you see.

 

Ou we sa ou genyen, ou pa konn sa ou rete:

You know what you've got, but you don't know what's coming.

 

Men anpil chay pa lou:

Many hands make the load lighter.

 

Kay koule twompe  soley  soley men li pa twompe lapil:

A leaky house can fool the sun, but it can't fool the rain.

 

Courtesy of haitianproverbs.com; additional proverbs available for download:

Haiti_proverbs.pdf
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