Popular Congolese Kinshasa Proverbs
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• The white man never forgets Europe.

• Woe to the high spirited bride whose mother-in-law is still alive.

• He who doesn't like chattering women must stay a bachelor.

• If the trial concerns the forest, don’t take a monkey as a judge.

• Lovers do not hide their nakedness.

• To love someone who does not love you, is like shaking a tree to make the dew drops fall.

• Death does not sound a trumpet.

• I own a cow in heaven, but I cannot drink her milk.

• No matter how long the night, the day is sure to come.

• Let him speak who has seen with his eyes.

• Let him speak who has seen with his eyes.

• When the bee comes to your house, let her have beer; you may want to visit the bee's house some day.

• Wood may remain ten years in the water but it will never become a crocodile.

• You do not teach the paths of the forest to an old gorilla.

• Love is like a baby: it needs to be treated tenderly.

• What is said over the dead lion’s body cannot be said to him alive.

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