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Proverb : Rat Vs Rich

அறுப்புக்காலத்தில் எலிக்கு ஐந்து பெண்சாதி . Arupukalathil elikku aainthu pensathi. During the  harvest time a rat keeps five wives. Explanation: When a person who lives in poverty for most of his life , gets money he doesn’t know how to handle it and would extravagantly spend it. In Tamil people usually say ‘Parambarai Panakaran’- man who is wealthy for generations, just …

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Proverb : Wife or Sister

பள்ளத்திலே இருந்தா பொண்டாட்டி , மேட்டிலே இருந்தா அக்கா ! Palathilae eruntha pondati, metile iruntha akka! While they are in the valley he treats her as his wife, while on the hill he treats her as his sister. Explanation: Said of People who have no moral values and take advantage of every situation they can be undetected.  “Do in the hole as …

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Proverb : Invitation

வெளவாலுக்கு யார் தாம்பூலம் வைத்தார்கள் ? Who invited the bat offering Thamboolam? Thamboolam- A plate which usually contains beetle leaves,areca – nut, Kunkum, fruits. People usually for any auspicious function invite their guest by giving them a Thamboolam. A bat comes uninvited when it sees its prey – the insects and the bat is considered as a bad oman. This proverb …

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