Listen to this Haitian Creole proverb and the explanation to practice your comprehension skills. It’s a well known saying about two rocks, one sitting in the sun and the other under water in a creek bed.
Woch nan dlo pa konnen mizè woch nan soley
The rock in water does not understand the suffering of the rock in the sun.
Sa vle di
Moun ki pap travay sel vle gaspiye tout sa li jwenn
The person who doesn’t work and only wastes all he finds
paske li pa konnnen koman yon lot travay fè kob sa
Because he does not know how others work to make that money
oubyen fè byen sa ki mizè moun sa te pase ki imilyasyon
Or make good on that person”s suffering and humiliation
li te pran pou li genyen tout sa men yon lot sel vini gaspiye
he took to gain all that but the other (person) only comes to waste
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