Do you know what the proverb “Pretty roses gat macca fi juck yu” means? Learn its meaning in our Jamaican Proverbs on “Beauty.”
Pretty roses gat macca fi juck yu
TRANSLATION: Beautiful roses have thorns which will hurt you.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: 1. Accept the good with the bad. 2. An attractive exterior doesn’t guarantee a pleasing interior. 3. Everyone has good and bad traits.
Peel neck chicken cry fi life im no cry fi feddah
TRANSLATION: Peel neck chicken cries for his life not for his feathers.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: The quality of one’s life and how they treat others is more important than their physical appearance.