A proverb is a popular saying or expression that is widely known and offers some form of wisdom or insight on a particular topic. Every language has proverbs and are often used to provide advice on a common situation or predicament in life.
Let’s have a look at a common proverb used regularly in English so you can see what I mean:
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
This proverb is giving the reader insight into how the heart operates or works. If you don’t see someone for a long period of time, you start to miss them. When you see the person again you appreciate them and enjoy their company more.
This proverb may help improve a romantic relationship between two people or a relationship between friends. It is very easy to take somebody for granted if they are around the whole time, sometimes time apart in necessary in the relationship.
There are thousands of proverbs in English but we have provided you with a useful list of the most common proverbs used by English speakers on a daily basis.
These proverbs make a great impression in essay writing or letter writing but also in everyday conversations between friends.