beter één vogel in de hand dan tien in de lucht

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally, “better one bird in the hand than ten in the sky”.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌbeː.tər ˈeːn ˈvoː.ɣəl ɪn də ˈɦɑnt ˌdɑn ˈtin ɪn də ˈlʏxt/

Proverb[edit]

beter één vogel in de hand, dan tien in de lucht

  1. (idiomatic) a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

Synonyms[edit]