الهدرة بين جوح و الثث فضولي


Proverbs are very useful language learning tools. Memorizing them allows you to learn vocabulary while tricking yourself, and possibly others, into thinking that you’re able to effortlessly string together a grammatically correct sentence. It does wonders for the language learning ego.

There’s a Moroccan proverb for every situation, lucky for us, to be sprinkled liberally in conversation or just used to fill awkward silence.

Here’s today’s:

A conversation is between two people, and the third is just nosy. (alhedra bain juj wa telt fdouli)

I learned this one when I asked someone to translate the word “curious.” I was told, and my dictionary confirms this, that there’s no way to say that someone is curious without also suggesting that they’re indiscreet or prying: fdouli.

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