jeudi 4 décembre 2008

proverbes englais

  • 1. Absence makes the heart grow fonder
    2. Accidents will happen in the best-regulated familie
    3. Actions speak louder than words
    4. Adam's ale is the best brew
    5. Advice when most needed is least heeded
    6. After a storm comes a calm (Après l'orage vient le calme)
    7. All are not thieves that dogs bark at
    8. All cats are grey in the dark (Tous les chats sont gris dans le noir)
    9. All good things come to an end (Toutes bonnes choses ont une fin )
    10. All's fair in love and war
    11. All's fish that comes to the net
    12. All's well that ends well (Tout est bien qui finit bien)
    13. All lay loads on a willing horse
    14. All roads lead to Rome (Tous les chemins mènent à Rome)
    15. All that glitters is not gold (Tout ce qui brille n'est pas d'or)
    16. All things are difficult before they are easy (Toutes les choses sont difficiles avant d'être faciles)
    17. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
    18. Any port in storm
    19. Appearances are deceptive (Les apparences sont trompeuses)
    20. The apples on the other side of the wall are the sweetest
    21. Art is long, life is short (L'art est long, la vie est courte)
    22. As well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb
    23. As you make your bed, so you must lie in it (Comme on fait son lit, on se couche)
    24. As you sow, so shall you reap (Quand le vin est tiré, il faut le boire)
    25. Ask no questions and he told no lies (Ne lui demandes rien et il ne ne mentiras point)
    26. Avoid a questioner, for he is also a tattler
    B [modifier]
    27. Bad news travels fast
    28. A bad penny always come back
    29. A bad shearer never had a good sickle
    30. A bad workman always blames his tools
    31. The bait hides the hook
    32. Barking dogs seldom bite
    33. Be just before you are generous
    34. The beaten road is the safest
    35. Beauty is but skin deep
    36. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
    37. Beggars must not be choosers
    38. The best fish swim near the bottom
    39. Best is cheapest
    40. The best is often the enemy of the good (Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien)
    41. The best of friends must part
    42. Batter an egg today than a hen tomorrow
    43. Better be a fool than a knave
    44. Better be an old man's darling than a young man's slave
    45. Better be sure than sorry
    46. Better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion
    47. Better bend the break
    48. Better late than never (Mieux vaut tard que jamais)
    49. Better the devil you know than the devil you don't know
    50. Better to ask the way than go astray
    51. Between two schools you fall to the ground
    52. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
    53. Birds in their little nests agree
    54. Birds of a feather flock together
    55. The bitter is sometimes bit
    56. Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed
    57. Blood is thicker than water
    58. Books ans friends should be few but good
    59. Boy will be boys(Les hommes seront des hommes)
    60. Bread is the staff of life
    61. Brevity is the soul of wit
    62. The bull must be taken by the horns
    63. A bully is always a coward
    64. Burn not your house to fright the mouse away
    65. A burnt child dreads the fire
    66. Busiest men find the most time
    C [modifier]
    67. Call a spade a spade
    68. Call no man happy till he is dead
    69. Care killed a cat
    70. Cast ne'er a clout till May is out
    71. Cast not the first stone
    72. A cat has nine lives( Un chat a neuf vies)
    73. A cat may look at a king
    74. Catch as catch can
    75. Catch not at the shaddow and lose the substance
    76. Catch your bear before you sell its skin
    77. Caveat emptor
    78. Charity begins at home
    79. Charity covers a multitude of sins
    80. Find the woman
    81. The child is father of the man
    82. Children should be seen and not heard
    83. Christmas comes but once a year
    84. Circumstances alter cases
    85. Cleanliness is next to godliness
    86. Clothes do not make the man(L'habit de fait pas le moine)
    87. Coming events cast their shadows before
    88. Comparisons are odious
    89. Conscience does make cowards of us all
    90. Constant dripping wears away the stone
    91. A constant guest is never welcome
    92. A contented mind is a perpetual feast
    93. The course of true love never did run smooth
    94. Courtesy costs nothing
    95. Cowards die many times before their deaths
    96. The cowl not make the monk
    97. A creaking gate hangs long
    98. Cross the stream where it is shallowest
    99. Curses, like chickens, come home to roost
    100. Custom makes all things easy
    101. Custom reconciles us to everything
    102. Cut you coat according to your cloth

    D [modifier]
    103. The darknest hour is that before the dawn
    104. Dead men tell no tales
    105. Death is the great leveller
    106. Deeds,not words
    107. Desert and reward seldom keep company
    108. Desires are nourished by delays
    109. Desparate diseases must have desparate remedies
    110. The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose
    111. The devil finds work for idle hands to do
    112. The devil is not so back as he is painted
    113. The devil take the hind most
    114. The devil was sick...
    115. Diamond cut diamond
    116. Discontent is the first step in progress
    117. Discretion is the better part of valour
    118. Distance lends enchantment to the view
    119. Do as I say, not as I do
    120. Do as most men do, then most men will speak well of you
    121. Do as you would be done by
    122. Do not cast your pearls before swine
    123. Don't change horses in mid-stream
    124. Don't count your chickens before they are hatched
    125. Don't cross a bridge till you come to it
    126. Don't cry before you are hurt
    127. Don't cry stinking fish
    128. Don't cut off your nose to spite your face
    129. Don't cut the bough you are standing on
    130. Don't empty the baby out with the bath water
    131. Do not haloo you are out of the wood
    132. Don't have too many irons in the fire
    133. Do not kick against the pricks
    134. Don't make a mountain out of a molehill
    135. Don't make a rod for your own back
    136. Don't make yourself a mouse, or the cat will eat you
    137. Don't meet trouble half-way
    138. Don't outrun the constable
    139. Don't pour out the dirty water before you have clean
    140. Don't put all your eggs in one basket
    141. Do not put new nine into old bottles

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