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Jamaican Proverbs on Greed

Jamaican Proverbs on Greed

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.

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