Saturday, 22 March 2014

Colloquialisms, sayings, & Slang

Sayings about Patience
De grão em grão, a galinha enche o papo. - Grain by grain a chicken fills its tummy
De moeda em moeda se faz uma fortuna - Coin by coin one makes a fortune
Devagar se vai longe - [By] going slowly you go far
The Brazilian equivalent of “slow and steady wins the race”
Água mole em pedra dura, tanto bate até que fura. - If soft water strikes the hard stone long enough, eventually it will create a hole
Literally, “soft water on hard stone, strikes so much that it pierces [through]”

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