Top 10 Burmese Proverbs

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is a country in Southeast Asia. The country celebrates their Independence Day on January 4th.

In honor of the day, here are the top 10 Burmese proverbs:

I.

Less talk, less enemies.

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II.

A man of little learning deems that little a great deal; a frog, never having seen the ocean, considers its well a great sea.

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III.

Strength is defeated by a strong strategy.

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IV.

If you like what you are doing, nothing is too far and no job is too hard.

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V.

One can’t die if he’s brave.

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VI.

Parents are the first teachers of children.

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VII.

The monkey never complains that he has no comb.

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VIII.

If you were to dive, dive till you reach the sand and it you were to climb, climb till you reach the top

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IX.

You fail if you’re afraid. Or brave, you may become a king.

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X.

Where there is love, there is peace.

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Thank you Myanmar!

Interesting Facts:

  • Myanmar is the largest country in Southeast Asia.
  • It has a population of over 54 million.
  • Myanmar was known as Burma before 1989.
  • They haven’t adopted the metric system like the US and Liberia.

What are some of your favorite Burmese proverbs?

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