Do you know what the proverb “Fowl weh nyam out a han ezzi fi ketch” means? Learn its 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: Use discretion in all your interactions to ensure you’re not easily influenced and others don’t take advantage of you.
Tief tief fram tief God laft.
TRANSLATION: A thief steals from a thief, God laughs.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: Those that do bad things will eventually have the same thing done to them.
Crayben choke puppy.
TRANSLATION: Greed will choke puppy.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: Greed always results in grief, loss and destruction.
Waan all, lose all
TRANSLATION: Want all, lose all.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: Don’t be greedy and only take what you can comfortably use or manage.
Willful waysh bring woeful want
TRANSLATION: Willful waste brings woeful want.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: Don’t waste what you have so you’ll have resources in time of need.