A Dictionary of Mexican American Proverbs
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1987 - Social Science - 347 pages
This is the first annotated dictionary of Chicano proverbs to be published, and the first to use standard folklore methodology. It is the result of a study of Mexican American folklore and folklife in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, a major area of demographic and cultural concentration. Often called the wisdom of the folk, proverbs are perceived as traditional sayings with roots in oral folklore, and as such are considered useful as a way of making a potentially profound and culturally appropriate statement in a common but difficult human situation.
What people are saying - Write a review
not a real translation. tranlation of a burro it doesnt always mean a donkey but it may also refer to a not so smart person. not a good translation in my opinion
English translations are NOT accurate. In many instances they don't event come close to what the proverb in Spanish is saying.