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As They Say In Zanzibar

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Год издания: 2018 год

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23 A full cabin is better than an empty castle IRELAND

24 A chattering bird builds no nest CAMEROON

25 It is a cunning mouse which nests in the cat’s ear ENGLAND

26 You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from nesting in your hair CHINA

27 A clever bird builds its nest with other birds’ feathers ZIMBABWE

28 When rats infest the palace a lame cat is better than the swiftest horse CHINA

29 You can’t make a cheap palace USA

30 In one stable there may be a steed and an ass BELGIUM

66 HOUSES

1 In every house there are always cobwebs SERBIA

2 A word flies away like a sparrow and returns to the house like a crow GERMANY

3 The clock must be the master in the house SWEDEN

4 When the house is built the carpenter is forgotten INDIA

5 A quarrel in a neighbouring house is refreshing INDIA

6 Little houses have fat mice TANZANIA

7 A book holds a house of gold CHINA

8 When the bee comes to your house, let her have beer; you may want to visit the bee’s house some day REPUBLIC OF CONGO

9 Woe to the house where there is no chiding ENGLAND

10 A house is not built on earth, but on a woman SERBIA

11 Look the other way when the girl in the tea-house smiles JAPAN

12 A little dog is really brave in front of his master’s house HAITI

13 Those who haven’t seen a church bow before a fireplace POLAND

14 It is in vain to look for yesterday’s fish in the house of the otter INDIA

15 A long beard does not prevent a house going to bed hungry CAMEROON

16 The only insurance against fire is to have two houses NIGERIA

17 If you are building a house and a nail breaks, do you stop building or do you change the nail? RWANDA AND BURUNDI

18 The house with an old grandparent harbours a jewel CHINA

19 An old broom still sweeps the room ESTONIA

20 People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones ENGLAND

21 Those who live in the attic know where the roof leaks NIGERIA

22 Do not jump high under a low ceiling CZECH REPUBLIC

23 Rain does not fall only on one roof CAMEROON

24 When it rains, the roof always drips the same way LIBERIA

25 Small termites collapse the roof ETHIOPIA

26 Communities begin by building their kitchen FRANCE

27 It is no use standing with an open mouth in front of an oven DENMARK

28 Insects do not nest in a busy door-hinge CHINA

29 Sweep off your own back porch first USA

30 Only the sweep knows what is up the chimney ITALY

31 Every chimney makes its own smoke ITALY

67 DOORS – WINDOWS – KEYS

1 They must stoop who have a low door SCOTLAND

2 A door must either be open or shut FRANCE

3 Teachers open the door; you enter by yourself CHINA

4 When one door shuts, another opens SCOTLAND

5 Never bolt your door with a boiled carrot IRELAND

6 Shut your door in such a way that you can open it again DENMARK

7 Why seek the key of an open door? INDIA

8 Let everyone sweep before their own door GERMANY

9 You must go behind the door to mend old breeches ENGLAND

10 There’s a puddle at every door, and before some doors there are two SCOTLAND

11 On going into a church leave the world behind the door SPAIN

12 A hole here and there is not the same as a window KENYA

13 It is no use applying eye-medicine from a two-storey window JAPAN

14 Don’t put all your goods in your shop window USA

15 ‘If I rest, I rust’, says the key GERMANY

16 The used key is always bright ENGLAND

17 Those who would enter paradise must have a good key ENGLAND

18 Beware of the door which has several keys INDIA

19 All the keys in the land do not hang from one girdle SCOTLAND
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