Penn Dutch Proverbs: Birthday

PENN DUTCH PROVERBS

Proverb: Graad wie der Herr sie zu der Dier nausgelosst hot.

Translation: Just as the Lord let them out the doors.

What it really means: Naked.

Can you decipher this penn dutch proverb? “Just as the Lord let them out the doors.”

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Penn Dutch Proverbs: Forward & Backward

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Proverb: Er kann net hinnerschich un net varschich.

Translation: He can’t go forward nor backward.

What it really means: He is helpless.

“He can’t go forward nor backward.” —Penn Dutch Proverb on @SuzanneWFisher’s blog

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Penn Dutch Proverb: Enough!

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Proverb: Es is genunk Hoi hunne.

Translation: There’s enough hay down.

What it really means: You’ve said enough.

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Penn Dutch Proverbs: Clever Hens

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Proverb: En gscheit Hinkel legt aa alsemol newich’s Nescht.

Translation: Even a clever hen will lay outside the nest.

What it really means: Mistakes are made even by the best of families.

 

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Penn Dutch Proverbs: Short Hair

PENN DUTCH PROVERBS

Proverb: Katze Haar sin glei gebascht.

Translation: Short hair is soon brushed.

What it really means: Where there is little, there is little to be had.

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Penn Dutch Proverbs: Little Things

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Proverb: Vum Hunnert ins Dausend.

Translation: From hundreds to thousands.

What it really means: To jump from one trivial thing to another.

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Penn Dutch Proverbs: Lime & Clay

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Proverb: Wammer ken Kallick hot, muss mer mit Lehme mauere.

Translation: If you have no lime for mortar, use clay.

What it really means: If you haven’t what you need, use what you have.

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Penn Dutch Proverbs: Black Kettles

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Proverb: Wann’d dich amme schwate Kessel reibscht, waerscht schwatz.

Translation: Rub up against a black kettle and you will become black.

What it really means: You’re influenced by those with whom you spend time.

 

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Penn Dutch Proverbs: Hanging

PENN DUTCH PROVERBS

Proverb: Er geht net fatt, bis der letacht ghenkt is.

Translation: He won’t leave until the last man is hanged.

What it really means: He wouldn’t miss a trick for all the world.

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