Jamaican Proverbs

Jamaican Proverbs on Greed

Do you know what the proverb ” Fowl weh nyam out a han ezzi fi ketch ” means? Learn it’s meaning in our Jamaican Proverbs on ” Greed”.

Fowl weh nyam out a han ezzi fi ketch.
TRANSLATION:A fowl that’s hand fed can be easily caught.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: If you easily accept you can be easily influenced.

Tief tief fram tief God laft.
TRANSLATION:A thief steals from a thief, God laughs.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: A situation where there is poetic justice.

Crayben choke puppy.
TRANSLATION:Greed will choke puppy.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: Being too greedy will always lead to grief or destruction.

Waan all, lose all
TRANSLATION: Want all, lose all.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: Take just what you can comfortably manage, rather than attempt to grab everything for yourself, lest you destroy all in the process.
Don’t be greedy or you will experience bad results.
“Take what you need and leave the rest.”

Willful waysh bring woeful want
TRANSLATION: Willful waste brings woeful want.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: Don’t willfully waste what you have or you could end up betterly regretting what you wasted when you do find yourself in need.
If you waste what you have, soon you’ll have nothing.
“Waste not, want not.”

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