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Old August 03, 2009, 08:31 PM
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Question Oveja que bala, bocado pierde

¿ Alguien puede explicar lo que significa este dicho por favor?
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Si hablas, se te cae lo que tienes en la boca.

Cuando ya tienes alguna cosa ganada o un avance sobre tus metas (un bocado, en sentido figurado), si te pones a hablar, a quejarte o a alardear, puedes perderlo.

When you already have "a bite" of something that brings you closer to your goals, you shouldn't talk, complain or boast about it, or you may lose it.
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Aha ok, ¡entendido!

Creo que nunca conocí / había oído este dicho en otros idiomas tampoco.

¡Muchas gracias!

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the talker sows, the silent reaps

Every time the sheep bleats, it loses a mouthful

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Asses that bray most, eat least

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Me parece que este dicho se refiere a las ovejas nada más.
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@EmpanadaRica: There is the same idea in the old Aesop's fable about the crow, the fox and the cheese.


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A Fox once saw a Crow fly off with a piece of cheese in its beak and settle on a branch of a tree. "That's for me, as I am a Fox," said Master Reynard, and he walked up to the foot of the tree. "Good-day, Mistress Crow," he cried. "How well you are looking to-day: how glossy your feathers; how bright your eye. I feel sure your voice must surpass that of other birds, just as your figure does; let me hear but one song from you that I may greet you as the Queen of Birds." The Crow lifted up her head and began to caw her best, but the moment she opened her mouth the piece of cheese fell to the ground, only to be snapped up by Master Fox. "That will do," said he. "That was all I wanted. In exchange for your cheese I will give you a piece of advice for the future:

Do not trust flatterers
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@EmpanadaRica: There is the same idea in the old Aesop's fable about the crow, the fox and the cheese.


¡¡¡ Gracias Angelica, es muy claro ahora !!!
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