quando um burro fala, o outro abaixa a orelha

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

quando (when) + um (a) + burro (donkey) + fala (speaks) + o (the) + outro (other) + abaixa (lowers) + a (the) + orelha (ear). Literally: "When a donkey speaks, the other donkey lowers his own ear."

Proverb[edit]

quando um burro fala, o outro abaixa a orelha

  1. (childish) Two people should not speak simultaneously, otherwise they would not understand each other.