Korean dogs are mad smart
"서당개 삼 년에 풍월 읊는다 "
What it means: "After three years at a village schoolhouse, even a dog can recite a poem." (aka "Practice makes perfect.")
What Google Translate says it means: "The recites the village school Fugetsu than three years."
The proverb is weirder than the translation
"Coffre ouvert, rend le saint pervers."
What it means: "A nice wife and a back door oft make a rich man poor." (WHAT?!)
What Google Translate says it means: "Safe open, makes the perverse saint."
I swear my rig isn't normally like this
"Een slecht werksman beschuldigt altijd zijn tuig."
What it means: "A bad craftsman blames his tools."
What Google Translate says it means: "A poorly werksman always blames his rig."
Are books a popular gift in Poland?
"Dar za dar, słowa za słowa."
What it means: "You must meet roughness with roughness."
What Google Translate says it means: "Gift for the gift of words with words."
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