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233 COMMENTS

Hi, Alex! I am glad to be the first one to comment your lesson. As always, your lessons are very useful! Thank you!

Júlio César L Sousa

    Thanks a lot for watching and for studying with engVid!

    Alex

I have made a silly mistake, I got 90!

Júlio César L Sousa

    Still excellent.

    Alex

I like proverbs very much. In this lesson, I like “two wrongs don’t make a right” the best :) In other proverbs, I love “Practice makes perfect.” Thank you, Alex :)

Happy04

    Not a problem! Thanks a lot for watching the video, and nice job with using the proverbs.

    Alex

    But teacher David says – “conscious practice makes perfect sense”. And I agree with him 100 percent ;-)

    genadijus007

Your lesson is very great, thanks! ^.^

muoisoffell

    Thanks for the compliment, and thanks for studying with engVid!

    Alex

Action speak louder than words.
Laughter is the best medicine.
Two wrongs don’t make a right.
Better late then never.
When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

Thank you Alex :)

Jaren

    You’re welcome. :) Just one mistake:

    Better late THAN never.

    Alex

I really like this lesson.Actions speak louder than words.Thanks teacher.

Rahatbek

    You’re very welcome. It was an enjoyable video to make, and I’m glad you liked it.

    Alex

Thank you for the class, It’s useful in conversation.

Roger Wang

    For sure. I use “better late than never” a lot. I’m not sure what that says about my own organizational skills.

    Alex

Thanks for lesson, Alex! I like it. I will learn english on this site :D

MilaVinci

    Many students have done the same. Thanks for your support and for studying with us.

    Alex

Hi, Alex!
Thank you so much for this excellent lesson :)
I got 80!
But, Do you know when I will give up ? :)
“That will happens when pigs fly!”
cuz
“Where there’s a will there’s a way.”
We must do not waste time doing nothing because
“Doing nothing is doing ill.”
and be persistent, cuz
“Constant dripping wears away the stone.”
Always pay attention to every lesson’s details, cuz
“As you sow, so you shall reap.”
And to avoid to do the lessons in a hurry, because
“Haste makes waste.”
keep in company of the EngVid’s teachers, cuz
“Birds of a feather flock together.”

J. Martin

    Wow. You’ve done your homework. Nice job, J. Martins!

    Alex

Hello, in the quiz part the proverb “actions speak louder than words” was replaced by “actions talk louder than words” which one is the corect ” speak or talk”

boudiarreda

    Actions speak is the correct form here.

    Alex

Thank you very much. I got 100 %. More interesting lessons.

bahlaek

    You’re welcome, and great job on the quiz!

    Alex

thank you

Mohamed Fares

    You’re very welcome!

    Alex

Thank you sir….I got 100…!!!

Raj143Sumit

    Fantastic work! Now keep reviewing and try to use some of these in your everyday conversations!

    Alex

Thank you Alex,Very useful lesson.Got 90/100.

Aditya ch

    Great job!

    Alex

    Hi, Aditya, I am Apurba from West Bengal. I also want to improve my speaking skills and the only way to do that is speaking. So, let’s have video chat sometime on skype. I can’t speak Telegu, So we will have our conversation in English. It will surely improve our speaking skill. I will be waiting for your reply.

    Abb

      Hi Apurba. Thanks for your interest, but at this time I unfortunately do not have the time to do private meetings or Skype lessons.

      Alex

        Sorry sir, you are mistaken. Actually, I gave this proposal to my fellow countryman Aditya.I did not give you.

        Abb

          Oops. Sorry about that. :) I just re-read your message and realized it was not directed at me. I’m going to blame fatigue for this! It’s very late.

          Alex

          It’s okay sir. And please sir, DO not forget about the lesson on “Less vs Lesser”. I just can’t wait to watch it. I know you have so many lessons left to make. But make sure you don’t forget about that. Thank you. I will be waiting.

          Abb

Thanks Alex for this great lesson!

It’s always good to learn some words of wisdom. I imagine that the proverb “Two wrongs don’t make a right.” should be more known.

Fabio Cicerre

    Absolutely. It’s very easy to want to get revenge when someone hurts you, but it doesn’t really make things better in many cases.

    Alex

Hi, Alex!
Thank you so much for this excellent lesson :)
I got 80!
It’s useful in conversation.
Action speak louder than words.
Laughter is the best medicine.
Two wrongs don’t make a right.
Better late then never.
When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

Muad Abdiaziz

    That’s the idea. It’s hard to add expressions like these to your conversation naturally, but if you find a chance to use them, you should so you don’t forget them.

    Alex

Thank you Alex. I’ve found this lesson very interesting. Always is very useful to learn a language through proverbs. I’d like to share a quotte of Mahatma Gandhi that says: « Hapiness is when what you think, you say,and you do are in harmony».

carlos43

    I love that quote, and I feel it’s correct.

    Alex

I love proverbs. They teach you everything and it opposite:)
They are very useful to learn new words and they are the wisdom of the peoples.
My favourite is:”All goes around comes around”.

byte

    I believe that’s “What goes around, comes around.” :)

    Alex

      Yes Alex, when we are kind with people at the end people will be kind with us.
      Ciao

      byte

This webpage really improving me and a huge thanks to all of you guys.
everybody now can learn English I see it on the horizon.
Regards!

JawadAFG

    Exactly. Thanks for watching and for studying with engVid, Jawad.

    Alex

thank you very much about this nice lesson
I have got a full mark 10/10
thank you again :):)

mourad.91

We have an Arabi proverb saying
Your soul is like a donkey if u rode it , it would carry but if it rode u , it would kill u
I want your comment about it Alex
Thank u in advance

arabianboy

Thank Alex for such an interesting lesson on proverbs. Personally, I like this phrase: “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” It is similar to a Cambodian saying “Get into the lake following the river’s meanders; come alongside according to the jetty; enter the district according to the [law of the] country.”

Lee

    Yep. That sounds like a similar idea, but I prefer the brevity of “When in Rome” more in this case!

    Alex

your lesson is really great,thankyou

princess of princu

Great lesson Alex! Thank you!

Aleachi

    You’re welcome, Aleachi!

    Alex

You are a great teacher, dear Alex! English is really a difficulty language, and you have a formidable capacity to give explanations clear. I’d like to ask for more lessons on phonetic/pronunciation (the quasi-chaotic part of English!).

Jlourenco38

    PS. Hi Alex, I appreciate if you can correct my grammar mistakes in the message above.

    Jlourenco38

      Just a couple of mistakes…

      “English is really a difficult language…”
      “…to give clear explanations” OR “to explain things clearly.”

      Hope this helps.

      Alex

    This is definitely an area that I’d like to spend more time on in the future. Stay tuned.

    Alex

Got 100. Thanks Alex!

Precious Gee

    You’re welcome. :)

    Alex

Thank you Alex for the lesson. Proverb are always interesting.I think ,there are proverbs for every life situation in every culture ,but they sound differently depending their customs. I like Steve Job’s wise saying “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” Thank you.

anahit15

    That’s a good one too. He should have been a better father to his son, though!

    Alex

Thank you Alex!!
Hope to see you soon!!

knopfler86

    Every 2 weeks or so. :)

    Alex

thanks very much . I am very excited in this lesson.
god bless you

tranducquanueh

    Thank you very much!

    Alex

It’s very interesting!
Thank you, Alex!

linochok

    Not a problem. Thank you for studying with engVid!

    Alex

Thank You Alex For more Good Information. TNx

andrewgalaban

    My pleasure.

    Alex

Great! Thank you Alex for your helpful course!

yaoqian

    Thank you for watching and for studying with us!

    Alex

thanks a lot Alex

Esssam

    Any time. :)

    Alex

thanks Alex , I got 100 :) but I have a question can we use these proverbs here in USA or its juts in Canada ? thanks again

rusul.albraihi

    As far as I know, these proverbs cross all English-speaking boundaries. :) They are definitely used in both Canada and the US, as well as the UK and Australia.

    Alex

Thank you for the lessons Alex, I got 80

yoselin mendez

    Nice job!

    Alex

Hi, Alex. I think there is analog in russia for this: “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.”
It sound like “You must not go with your monastic rules into foreign monastery” (В чужой монастырь со своим уставом не ходят)

GeorgeDad

    Ha. I like that version of it too!

    Alex

Hi Alex, also in Tunisia we say : eat as you want but wear as the others want.
Thank at all

moezbesbes

    I’m learning a lot of new proverbs in this comments section. Thanks for sharing!

    Alex

Sir, this lesson was well worth watching. And, I have been eagerly waiting for the lesson about “Less vs Lesser” which you assured me to do. Thank you.

Abb

    I have a list of about 15 lessons right now. It can take a long time to get to the video you want to see sometimes!

    Alex

      I will absolutely wait for the lesson no matter how much time it takes. And I know you will make this video sooner or later. Thank you very much sir. I will be waiting.

      Abb

Alex,
you are a great teacher. I always enjoy your lessons!
One of my favorite proverbs in English is “you can’t have your cake and eat it, too”.

Antonella

    But I really want to. :(

    Alex

    We can translate it with:”Non si può avere la botte piena e la moglie ubriaca:)))”

    byte

I got 100
thanks it was very useful

maisaa87

    That was the goal. Thanks.

    Alex

Thank you Alex your lesson is very useful I got 8 correct out of 10 I do actions speak louder than words

Ukrit

    Nice job, Ukrit. Keep practicing! You can do the quiz again and get 10/10 next time. :)

    Alex

i think you are very good teacher

thankyou

goodgirlkarampoor

    Thanks for studying with engVid.

    Alex

Many many thanks, Alex!
Definitely I’ll stay tuned in your next lessons.
Warm greetings!

Jlourenco38

    Warm greetings to you too! I’ve got plenty of videos coming, so thanks for staying tuned.

    Alex

I got 100%.
These are some of my favourite proverbs :)
Thank you Alex for captivating explanation.
See you soon…

TEJALKK

    Excellent job! And I’ll always try to make the content as captivating and engaging as possible.

    Alex

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

learacademicenglish

Thank you al lot for all your help.I’m so happy when I have a very good teacher like you.

phamquynhanh

    Thanks for your support. The key is to study and review on a regular basis.

    Alex

Thank youuu

fella.orn

    You’re welcome, fella.

    Alex

Thanks for the lesson.
i have a request.
can you please explain (or give a lesson) or tell the difference between some of these forms and verbs: Become to get grow.
For istance the winter is getting colder,winter grows colder and so on.
Often the writers are using these.
Thanks

Roywolf

    Hmm, this might be a little too specific, but I’ll add it to my list of possible lessons. Thanks for the suggestion, Roywolf.

    Alex

      Thanks for your kind reply ,i hope i didn’t make mistakes expressing my question (my heart could grows cold in that case ) :) well,almost
      Hope to hear from you soon.
      keep up the good work !

      Roywolf

Hi Alex, thanks for your great lessons. I’m really enjoy them. :)

swallowlynn

    “I really enjoy them” or “I’m really enjoying them” is the correct form here. :)

    And I’m glad to hear that!

    Alex

      Thank you. :)

      swallowlynn

Hi Alex, thanks for this lesson, is nice to see you take your time to answer. God bless you and keep up with the good lessons. Greetings from Dominican Republic.

3mperat0r

    All the way from the Dominican! That’s amazing! I’ve only been to the Bahamas in that area.

    Alex

Learning proverbs can help us to understand the way that people in English speaking about cultures, life advices …and improve English vocabulary.
Thanks so much for these 50 common proverbs. All the best to you, Alex.

Chloe.Lee

    Exactly. A language’s proverbs can reveal the values of a group of people. It’s very telling that so many proverbs reach across multiple languages – most people want to have and believe in similar values.

    Alex

Thank you so much.

Kickboxer

    Not a problem.

    Alex

Thanks Alex! Great as always :)

crazyroker

    Thanks for clicking and for continuing to study and learn with engVid.

    Alex

Thanks I like this lesson!

brc75

    Thanks for watching. I’m glad you liked it.

    Alex

Thanks a lot Alex, it’s really useful! I like the way you explaining the lessons. your speech is understandable and so clear!

banoana

    Thanks! I try to speak at a normal speed in most of my lessons, but I also make sure that what I’m saying is clear.

    Alex

Thank you very much, Alex! It is really interesting lesson for me. I got 10 correct out of 10! Before this lesson I knew only “Better late than never”. This proverb sounds word for word in Russian.

Elena

    Nice. That should make them easier to remember in English.

    Alex

I got 10 correct out of 10 :D
100%, most of the time I do a quiz on your lessons and I get 100%,it makes me happy.IN this situation I know that Actions speak louder than words :)
thank you so much

bakhtiyar ali

    Nice job! Maybe I should make them more challenging. Haha. Really though, language should be taught clearly, and not as something difficult.

    Alex

thanks alex to help us with these proverbs. im getting better, thanks to you….

athos

    That’s great to hear! Keep it up!

    Alex

I really like this site Eng vid as it is very beneficial
thanks Mr alex for Every thing you are the candle that consume its self to give us a light. No words can Express my gratitude

Mohammed navigation

    Thank you so much for your overly kind words!

    Alex

words can’t express my gratitude thanks a bunch dear teacher , the way you tech is remarkable
thanks a lot.

Mohammed navigation

Mr Alex,
How do we choose the two words ‘Which’ and ‘What’ for making a Wh-question?
for example:
what city was she in?
which city was she in?
which one is correct? And why?
Best regards.

gag

    I’ve always liked this explanation of what and which: (it’s not perfect, but it helps…for me, they can be used interchangeably in numerous contexts with little to no change in meaning)

    what identifies.
    which selects.

    When there are a large number of possibilities that can be the answer, you are usually asking “what”.
    When there are a number of possibilities, usually a smaller number, known to the participants in the conversation, and under consideration, you are usually asking the listener to choose, and therefore asking “which”.

    — What kind of pen do you usually use? (Identify)
    — Here’s a blue pen. Here’s a red pen. Which (pen) do you prefer? (Select)
    — What day is today? (Identify)
    — Tuesday or Friday? I’ve forgotten. Which day did you say we were going out for pizza? (Select)

    Insofar as we are sometimes indifferent to whether the situation emphasizes identification or selection more, there are many cases where the choice of “what” vs. “which” is likewise moot.

    — What planets are closer to the sun than the earth is? (Identify them.)
    — Which planets are closer to the sun than the earth is? (Select them – from your mental list of the planets)

    Alex

      THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR EXPLANATION, I GOT IT NOW.

      gag

Nice lesson

Mohammed navigation

    Thank you very much, Mohammed.

    Alex

Hi Alex! I live in Rome; so, when I’m at home…
Joke!!!

Gius

    Haha. “When in…home?”

    Alex

great site to learn and practice English. Thanks!

Yune

    No problem! I’m glad you’re enjoying it!

    Alex

Easy to understand and memorize. It´s very usefull. Thank you for teaching things that I can use dailly.

fabiolee2007

    No problem! Thank you for watching!

    Alex

Alex, thanks a lot, it was a great lesson

Shadi Allam

Mr Alex,
How do we use the two confusing words “speak” & “talk”?
For example:
I’d like to speak to you.
I’d like to talk to you.
Which one is correct? And why?
Beast regads

gag

      Thank you a lot, Alex.

      gag

Excellent! Thanks

kami

    No problem. :)

    Alex

Sir, what is the difference between ‘kind’ & ‘type’? Please give some examples.

satratey

thank you for the nice video).Alex could you please make a video about phrasal verbs with the word break?

dmytro2015

    Great idea! Break up, break out (of something), break in(to), break against, etc. I will definitely add this to my list. :)

    Alex

Thank you, Alex!

larysa6165

    You’re welcome. :)

    Alex

I went to Rome by bycicle a couple of years ago (more than 750 kms from home, see picture on the left). Unfortunately, I couldn’t do as the Romans usually do, because a cyclist is in real danger over there….I was like “rara avis nigroque in terris simillima cygno”, “a rare bird in the lands, and very like a black swan”. Ciao.

Canardo

    Oooh, I like that one too.

    Alex

Mr Alex,
What does John think of you?
What does Susan think of me?
What does the dog think of John?
What does John think of the film?
What on earth does “think of” mean?

gag

    It simply means “what is this person’s opinion” of someone or something.

    “What did you think of the movie?” (Did you like it? Dislike it? What’s your opinion?)

    “So, what do you think of Sherry?” (Do you like her? Dislike her? What’s your opinion of Sherry?)

    Alex

      Thank you, teacher for your explanation.
      I got it thoroughly from now on.

      gag

      You’re the best! Your lessons are the best! May I ask one more question? Is there a difference between “think of” and “think about”?

      monac

Mr Alex,
I could use the catalog
myself
by myself?
Which one is correct? And why?
What are the situations we use them both?

gag

Thank you, Alex. Your lesson is great))

PS: Recently I had an assignment: I had to explain meaning of 10 English proverbs and your list of 50 was really helpful. So thank you again)))

shinigami090

    These are some of my favourite comments to read. That’s fantastic! I’m glad I was able to help you out. :)

    Alex

I always enjoy your lessons and they are of great value to me throughout the course of the day; thanks so much for your lessons.

larysa6165

    Not a problem! Thank you for choosing to study with engVid!

    Alex

Very nice lesson. My favorite proverbs is:
Better late than never.
Thank you :)

sjaivi

    It’s a good one, and one I use too frequently.

    Alex

I really enjoyed this lesson.Thank You Alex:)

Madiha Firdous

    You’re welcome, Madiha!

    Alex

Thank you very very much

akbey

    You’re very welcome.

    Alex

thank Mr. Alex , it’s a good lesson .
i follow you ( engvid team ) on youtube ,sincerely i am a french speaker but thanks to your efforts, I feel myself improving my english communication

Cherif

    That’s precisely why I do this. Thank you for studying with engVid.

    Alex

i like proverb very much i like it “practice makes prefect.” Thank you Mr Alex

Azeem af

    You’re welcome. And practice absolutely makes perfect!

    Alex

Thank you very much Alex, it’s a good lesson.

bonita sarah

    No problem, bonita.

    Alex

Mr Alex,
If he hadn’t eaten so much,he’d not be in bed now.
If he hadn’t eaten so much, he’d not have been in bed now.
which one is correct? And why?
Thanks.

gag

Thanks Mr. Alex, To learn with you is great!!!!!

carlossan

Wow to me because i got it all…hahaha thank you sir Alex you’re super excellent teacher. You’re so easy to understand. And thank you for being as our teacher.

saaduddin

    I love my job, so you’re very welcome.

    Alex

Thank you Mr. Alex you’re one of my favorite teacher!

Brendalykoun

    No problem. Thanks for your support.

    Alex

Thanks, Mr. Alex for your funny, interesting, exciting and easy lessons. You are doing a great job.

Vadim7775

    Thanks a lot.

    Alex

thank you alex. i am a freshman in engvid and i liked you so much.

fthblmz18

    Thanks for watching and for enjoying my videos. I absolutely appreciate it.

    Alex

I like it.Thank you Alex.

pavanut2

10/10 thank you Alex, your lesson are the best:)

aska21m

    Thanks a lot! I appreciate that!

    Alex

Nice video :)

Vivisz

    Merci beaucoup! :) (Thank you very much!)

    Alex

Hello to Alex and to everyone. This is awesome website to learn something new. Alex, can you help me with a problem? Its about my speaking-skills, i can’t speak with someone, or talk with someone else…. What i must to do? May be you know really good resourses or chat’s where someone can talk with me a lot?

The Lee Pin

    Hmm, I have a friend who’s working on a website that does this, but it’s not ready yet. If it ever finishes getting set up, I’ll let more students know!

    Alex

Interesting. Thank you!

Florence Lim

Hi,thanks for u sharing.

Toh Sui Fong

Thank You :)

ayaskuz

thank you so much, it is very useful. I have like the proverbs that you have given us . My fovourite one is when there is a will there is a way .

mawsmith

Great lesson! I do like your video. And I got 10/10. Thank you Alex!

Hirondelle

    Great job!

    Alex

“When in Rome, do as the Romans do” – this is the motto of conformism. Not good expression.

Botanych

    You can look at it that way for sure. It can also help you in some situations, though…especially if you’re traveling in a country and don’t want to upset or insult the local population.

    Alex

I agree with you Botanych
Thank you Alex for you effort.

Ibrahim Younis

Thanks Alex, It’s very clear to inderstant, I get 100 points

Chau Le

Hi Alex I just wanna be in touch with you via email. is it possible to know your email address please? my email is farshid.jahanjou@gmail.com
best regard

farshidd

proverbs from generations , thank you sir for teaching by exciting way

Amer.Rayes

10 :)
Some of this sayings are popular in Brazil! My favorite among these is “laughter is the best medicine”. Thanks Alex!

Isaias Menezes Silva

    Any time! As always, thanks for clicking, Isaias!

    Alex

Is there any proverb in English as following,
“Oil your own machine”??

Abb

    Hmmm. What does it mean? Is it like “mind your own business”?

    engVid Moderator

      Is there any???

      Abb

Thanks, Mr. Alex for your funny, interesting, exciting and easy lessons. You are doing a great job.
thank you

peyman1376

Thanks U Alex, I got 10. :)

Edynglish

Hello, Alex. I’m quite new here in this site.
I love English and really want to practice all the time. Unfortunately, I have no one to talk in English in my country. I have several things to ask. That’s why I leave a comment here because I see that you always give a reply to every comment. By the way, how can I describe this proverb to my students–Rome wasn’t built in a day?

Boonpa

I’m following your videos daily. Thank!

ronaldobp

Thank you Alex for this amazing video!

aldo1

Thank for this lessons. You are a excelent teacher. I am study english every day with engvid. It is an excelent place to learn english.

NACHI

hi. mr. alexs.
i got 9 out of 10.
i feel comfortable seeing your lecture because there are similar proverbs in korea.
i like the proverb ” laughter is the best medicine.” among your above mentioned proverbs.
today i learned 5 proverbs, and i will remember them if possible for a long time.
thank you very mech.

noah

thanks Alex I love your lesson

bushraaa

hi.it`s very wonderfull lesson.i like the proverb `actions speak louder than words`

NastyaN

I got 10 out of 10 :) thanku Alex :)

Sunshine2014

Alex.. Your lessons are the best, Actually I am learning English, Better late than never :)

zague58

you got a face only mother could love. My favorit saying ;)

Kahlouche

Thanks, Alex! You are very good teacher!!!

MicGal

Thank you.

Maliban

thanks you, Alex, 9/10

tacagero

Though I am trying to do my best,
I got 9 correct out of 10.
Thank you for your lesson.

Young Kyung Lee

it was amazing lesson your way to explain it is interesting
Thanks alot Mr.Alex <3

Rowan Muhammad

I’ve got 10!

maximus-888

Thanks Alex! Great lesson! I love learning proverbs. They are universal truths.

Eduardo França

Thanks Alex! It is very useful

Nancyahtae

thank you it was a very good lesson.

Mossad

Hi, Alex! Your lesson is very interesting
Can you make some more lessons on proverbs?

yaresolga

Great lesson! Thank you very much!

travelmama

Feeling very happy after watching your lecture .
Thnx Alex

Nutan007

Thank for the lesson. I got 100 on quiz

Digy

“Sometimes the simplest things mean the most.” Thanks

Dombrasil
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