6 Greek proverbs

Όταν λείπει η γάτα, χορεύουν τα ποντίκια.
( = when the cat’s away, the mice dance)
Meaning: When a person in authority is not present, the others enjoy their freedom!

Τα πολλά λόγια είναι φτώχια.
(= Many words is poverty.)
Meaning: This proverb is an advice against talking too much; You better act than just talk!

Oι πολλές γνώμες βουλιάζουν το καράβι.
(=Too many opinions sink the boat.)
Meaning: It is difficult to take any decisions with too many opinions. Equivalent to the English “Too many cooks spoil the broth”.

Σπίτι μου σπιτάκι μου και σπιτοκαλυβάκι μου.
(=My home, my little home, a little house of my own.)
Meaning: Greek equivalent of “Home, sweet home”.

‘Η καμήλα δε βλέπει την καμπούρα της.’
( = the camel doesn’t/can’t see her own hump)
Meaning: We easily criticize and point out other people’s faults and weaknesses but we fail to see ours.

 Έξω απ’ το χορό λες πολλά τραγούδια.
(=From outside the dance-circle, you sing a lot of songs)
Meaning: It is easy to talk about something if you do not do it yourself! Easier said than done.

You can also read: The expression:Θα τα πούμε!

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