Aħrab l-iff, il-puff u l-jaqq għax iġibu wġigħ ta’ żaqq!

Proverb: ‘avoid the iff, the puff and the jaqq (expressions of disgust), because they will cause a belly ache.’

Bniedem dagħaj, ftit idum ħaj.

Proverb: ‘A blasphemer will not live long.’

 

Dak li ġġib fil-qamar, fl-ebda kwart ma jkollu sabar.

Proverb: Whatever is conceived in moonlight, will find no rest during any quarter of the moon’. This proverb springs from an old belief that a child conceived in moonlight was likely to suffer from epilepsy.

Il-għawi ħu l-ġenn

Il-għawi ħu l-ġenn

Ix-xogħol salmura tal-ġisem.

Proverb: ‘work is the balm of the body’

Kull min jintreħa, jittieħed.

Proverb: ‘He who slackens, will succumb to disease.’

Lil min jarra moħħu jbati ġismu.

Proverb: He who wrecks his mind, wrecks his body.

Mal-kwaranta, ix-xitan jibda jittanta

Proverb: ‘When one turns forty, the devil begins to tease’ – implies that at 40, the sexual urges get stronger, however the proverb is also used to imply that once you turn 40, things start getting tricky (healthwise).

Min għandu ħafna ġid jista’ jiżdiedlu, Min għandu ftit jista’ jonqsu, iżda l-għomor jonqos żgur lit-tnejn!

Proverb: ‘He who has a lot of wealth can see it increase, he who has little can see it decrease further, but for certain the lifetime will decrease for both.’

Tgħoddx il-ġranet tal-qamar għax ma jħallix jistabar.

Proverb: Don’t count the lunar days or you will be restless. Ie Advice to a married woman not to worry about her menses.

Wara x-xjuħija l-għaġiż!

Proverb: After old age comes extreme old age and infirmity.