Found in Translation

Found in Translation is a section of Newsnibbles where we team up with our friends at Ammy’s Delight to learn a Dutch saying, and see if it has an equivalent in English.  It’s fun to learn all the things we have in common, so if you have an equivalent in your language, we would love to hear about it. Why not post a comment?

So, without further ado, this week’s saying is:

Zo grijs als een duif

Which translates as:

So grey as a pigeon

What is interesting in with this one, is in English we don’t really compare grey to anything. We might say;

Black as a crow

Or even;

White as snow

But we don’t really use grey. What colours do you say in your language?


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