Brazilian Proverbs in Portuguese and English

Escrito por

Looking for someone to do your school work, Capstone, Thesis or some other academic work? Click here and make your budget right now!

The culture of each country has its own proverbs, even those that are imported from another culture are often different. Have you ever imagined the Brazilian proverbs in portuguese? In this article we will see a list of proverbs in portuguese and english that are popular here in Brazil.

Try to use your basic knowledge in Portuguese to try to understand the difference between each proverb.

Brazilian Proverbs in Portuguese and English

List of Proverbs in English

Tabela Responsiva: Role a tabela para o lado com o dedo <<
Proverbs in Portuguese Proverbs in English
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.
Hope is the last to die.  Hope is the last one to die.
Hunger is the best seasoning.  Hunger is the best seasoning.
The grass is always greener on the neighbor's side.  The grass is always greener on your neighbor's yard.
Necessity makes the frog jump.  Necessity makes the frog jump.
Unity is strength.  Our union makes us stronger.
Life starts at 40!  Life begins at 40!
Kneeled, have to pray  The one who kneeled, must pray.
Friends friends, business apart.  Friends are friends, business are business.
Love is repaid with love.  Love should be paid with love.
Hurried eats raw.  The one in a hurry, will have a raw meal.
Appearances can be deceiving.  Appearances are deceiving.
The walls have ears.  Walls have ears.
Each head, a sentence.  Each head, a different judgment.
Every monkey on its branch.  Each monkey on its own branch.
Each for himself and God for all.  Every one for himself, and God for all.
Dog bitten by snake, afraid of sausage.  A dog bitten by a snake is afraid of sausages.
Hell is full of good intentions.  Hell is crowded with people of good intentions.
You can't look at your teeth on a given horse.  Of a given horse, one shouldn't check the teeth.
From a doctor and a madman, everyone has a little.  We are all a bit crazy, 'and doctors' in something.
After the storm comes the calm.  After the storm comes the easiness.
God writes right in crooked lines.  God writes straight by broken lines.
Money doesn't grow on trees.  Money doesn't sprout on trees.
Of the evils, the smallest.  From several possible events, the less worse happened.
A mosquito does not enter into a closed mouth.  In a closed mouth the flies can't come in.
In a fight between husband and wife, no one gets to pick a spoon.  In a quarrel between a husband and his wife, keep away.
In the land of the blind, whoever has an eye is king.  In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is a king.
While there is life, there is hope.  While there's life, there's hope.
To err is human, to remain in error is stupidity.  Make an error is human, keep doing it is foolishness.
Too much alms, the saint suspects.  Too much alms, the saint will be suspicious.
Make lemonade out of lemonade.  If you have a lemon, make lemonade out of it.
Son created, double work  Children raised, doubled work.
He went to the fields, lost the cart.  The one who left, lost his place.
There are evils that come for good.  Some bad things come for good.
Never say: 'I will not drink of this water.'  Never say: 'of this water I will never drink.'
Thief who steals thief has 100 years of forgiveness.  The thief who steals another one is forgiven for 100 years.
Old monkey does not put his hand in a bowl.  Old monkeys don't put their hand in jars.
Much laughter, little wisdom.  Much laugher, short wisdom.
It is no use crying over spilled milk.  Don't cry over spilt milk.
There is no use undressing a saint to dress another.  It's not worth undressing a saint to dress another one.
Do not poke the jaguar with a short stick.  Never poke a jaguar with a short stick.
Do not put the cart in front of the horse.  Don't put the cart before the oxen.
The cheap is expensive.  The cheapest things are the most expensive ones.
Crime does not pay. Crime doesn't pay.
Did the cat bite your tongue? Has any cat bitten your tongue?
Habit makes the monk. Habits make monks.
The owner's eye makes the pig fat. The owner's eyes fatten the swine.
The worst blind is the one who doesn't want to see. The worst blind is the one who doesn't want to see.
What the eyes do not see, the heart does not feel. What the eyes can't see, the heart can't feel.
The sun came up for everyone. The sun rises for everybody.
Old parrot does not learn to speak. An old parrot can't learn to talk.
For those who know how to read, a drop is a letter For those who know how to read, a dot may be a letter.
A stick that is born crooked, dies crooked. A bent stick will never be straight.
The fruit is known by the tree. By its fruits one knows the tree.
Pepper in the eyes of others is refreshment. Pepper in someone else's eyes is refreshing.
To eat and itch just start. To eat and itch, all you have to do is begin.
The more you have, the more you want. The more one has, the more he wants.
Whoever warns friend is. He who warns is a true friend.
Silence gives consent. Who keeps quiet, agrees.
Who sings scares away his woes. Who sings throws sadness away.
Who wants home wants home. When you get married, you need a house.
Who hurts with iron, iron will be hurt With iron you hurt, with iron you'll be hurt.
Whoever eats meat, gnaws the bone. Who eats the meat, faces the bones.
Whoever tells a story, increases a point. Who tells a tale, tells his own version.
Whoever disdains wants to buy. When one disdains, he wants to buy.
Whoever gives to the poor lends to God. Giving to poor you're lending to God.
Those who wait always reach. The one who waits, reach.
Whoever makes a basket, makes a cent. He who makes a basket, makes a hundred of them.
Those who do not risk do not snack. Nothing venture, nothing gain.
Who does not cry does not breast. If you don't cry, you won't suckle.
Out of debt, out of danger If you're guilt, don't be afraid.
Whoever wants it, does it. Whoever does not want, commands. If you want it done, do it yourself. Otherwise, ask someone else to.
Who knows, knows. Who doesn't know, clap their hands. He who knows, knows. He who doesn't know, claps his hands.
Anyone who mixes with pork eats bran. He who plays with pigs, will eat with them.
Who has mouth goes to Rome. He who has a mouth, goes to Rome.
Who has a glass roof, does not throw stone at the neighbor. One whose roof is made of glass shouldn't shoot stones his neighbor's.
Who wants everything, has nothing. He who desires everything, gets nothing.
Whoever is in the rain is to get wet. Who is in the rain, wants to be wet.
Who lives will see. He who lives, shall see.
Who is alive always appears… Who is alive, always drop in…
Wanting is power. Wish is power.
Dirty laundry is washed at home. Dirty clothes are washed at home.
Knowledge is power. Knowledge is power.
House saint does not work miracles. Home saints can't make miracles.
If marriage was good, there was no need for witnesses. If marriage were a good thing, there would be no witnesses.
If the advice was good, it was not given, it was sold. If a counsel were a good thing, it wouldn't be given, but sold.
If Muhammad doesn't go to the mountain, the mountain goes to Muhammad. If Mohammad won't go to the mountain, it will come to him.
Se não pode com eles, junte-se a eles. If you can't beat them, join them.
Like father Like Son. Like father, like son.
Are you in a hurry? Go ahead. Are you in a hurry? Keep walking.
A forewarned man is worth two A prevented man is worth two.
At night all cats are gray.  At night all cats are brown.
Water under the bridge do not move mills.  Passed waters can't move the mills.
It's like exchanging six for half a dozen. It's like exchanging six for half a dozen.
It is small that the cucumber is twisted.  When the cucumber is small, you can warp it easier.
It is difficult to please Greeks and Trojans.  It's hard to please Greeks and Trojans at the same time.
It is better to drip than to dry.  Better droping than dry.
Prevention is better than cure  Better preventing than fixing.
A bird in the hand is better than two flying.  A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.