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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Ewe (awa) Proverb

Ewe (awa) Proverb


Akpa le tome gake menya tsi fe vevie nyenyeo. (Ewe)

A fish is in water but does not know the importance of water. (English translation)




What does it mean?

The meaning of this proverb is that a fish is always in the water, but until it comes out of the water it doesn’t even recognize that the water exists. This proverb is about “taking things for granted” and similar to the saying that familiarity brings discontent.


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