Jamaican Proverbs

Jamaican Proverbs on Gratitude

Jamaican Proverbs on Gratitude
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Do you know what the proverb ” Yuh cyaan siddung pan cow bak an cuss cow kin” means? Learn it’s meaning in our Jamaican Proverbs on ” Gratitude”.

Yuh cyaan siddung pan cow bak an cuss cow kin
TRANSLATION: You cannot sit on the back of the cow and curse the skin of the cow.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: We should not disparage others. Worse yet, we should never be ungrateful to, or disdainful of, those who help us.
Don’t be ungrateful to those that are helping you.

Wanty wanty cyaan getty an’ getty getty nuh wanty
TRANSLATION: He who wants it desperately cannot get it; he who gets it easily does not want it or be grateful for it.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: Be thankful for the blessings that come to you always realising that many of the things we take for granted are luxuries to others.
People who want things can’t get them, and those who get them don’t want them.
“Them that’s got shall get, them’s that not shall lose.”

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