Proverbs
A Dictionary of Barbadian Language
H
J
K
Q
U
V
X
Z
Halfway en' nuh warning
A warning is only effective when all the information is given.
 
Hard ears yuh won't hear, own-way you gine feel
If you do not take heed to good advice, you will feel the negative effect of it.
 
Head ain't brain
Not everybody is sensible.
 
Head ain't mek fuh hat alone
Used your common sense.
 
High wind know where ole house live
People take avantage of the weak.
 
Hold de light fuh de devil tuh see, and when yuh get a chance, blow it out in 'e face
Play along with a traitor until the opportunity comes to foil their plans.
 
Home drum beat first
Look after your own family interests before someone else's.
 
Hungry mek cat eat salt
Necessity often causes people to act contrary to their regular way of life.  
 
Hurry-hurry never done
Do not do things in a hurry, you may have to re-do it all.
AdvertisementAdvertisement