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Jamaican Proverbs on Patience

Do you know what the proverb “Han eena lion mout tek time tek eeh out” means? Learn its meaning in our Jamaican Proverbs on “Patience.”

Han eena lion mout tek time tek eeh out.
TRANSLATION: When your hand is in a lion’s mouth take your time to take it out.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: Exercise patience and don’t make a bad situation worse.

Tan an si, nuh pwile di dance.
TRANSLATION: Stand and see does not spoil the dance.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: 1. Everything isn’t about you. 2. Don’t inject yourself into the business of others.

Payshent man ride dankey
TRANSLATION: A patient man rides donkey.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: 2. The quickest way isn’t always the best way. 2. Patience pays off.

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