Speak JA

Jamaican Proverbs on Age

Do you know what the proverb “Bull ole yuh tek tring tie ‘im” means? Learn it’s meaning in our Jamaican Proverbs on “Age”.

Bull ole yuh tek tring tie ‘im.
TRANSLATION: Bull is old any weak-string can hold him.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: As you get older you lose physical & mental strength and can be easily manipulated or controlled.

Di olda di moon di brytah it shine.
TRANSLATION:The older the moon the brighter it shines.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: An older person, due to their experience, give good advice. is more likely to give good advice.

Wha yuh nuh know olda dan yuh
TRANSLATION:What you do not know is older than you are.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: Seek advice or take direction from an older person.

About the author

Staff Writer