Do you know what the proverb “Yuh cyaan siddung pan cow bak an cuss cow kin” means? Learn its 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: Don’t disdain or be ungrateful for any assistance you get. We should not disparage others.
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 grateful for what you have and realize that what you may take for granted is a luxury for many others.