Coucher de poule et lever de corbeau

imageIt’s back to school time. Even though I was “off” for three months, it was a rather busy summer directing two international programs. I’ve got to get back on the “early to bed, early to rise” program. Early to bed is easy for me, but early to rise is another story! The French equivalent of the saying is coucher de poule et lever de corbeau écartent l’homme du tombeau (koo-shay duh pool ay lev-ay duh kor-bow ay-kart lum due tom-bow), which literally means “to bed with the chickens and up with the crow keeps man from the grave.” The English version of “healthy, wealthy, and wise” is a lot more upbeat! Anyway, the alarm is going to ring at six, so I need to go to bed now. Bonne nuit!

image101 French Proverbs

About Patricia Gilbert

Patricia Gilbert is a French teacher. She's Canadian, lives in the United States, but dreams of living in France. Follow her on Instagram @Onequalitythefinest and on Twitter @1qualthefinest.
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