Proverbs are popularly defined as "short expressions of popular wisdom". They reflect the culture of the people who speak the language; they are the output of common experiences. Proverbs are relatively easy for learners and through proverbs learners can improve their speaking skills, acquire new words and learn how to use these words in meaningful contexts. This book is intended mainly for Arab learners of English. In order to get the utmost benefit out of this book, English proverbs have been arranged in alphabetical order and an explanation of the meaning of each proverb has been provided in English. Also, a literal or semi-literal translation of each proverb into Arabic has been provided. Furthermore, when possible, the meaning is clarified by citing some verses from The Holy Qur'an, Hadith, or Arabic poetry.
Published: 23rd December 2013
Edition Number: 1