A cat in gloves catches no mice

Discussion in 'العربية (Arabic)' started by KittyGato16, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. KittyGato16 New Member

    English
    Hi can someone translate from english to arabic the following?

    A cat in gloves catches no mice


    Thanks!
    Cat​
     
  2. Josh_ Senior Member

    the phrontistery
    U.S., English
    Hello KittyGato, and welcome to the forums.

    I love a good proverb. My try at a literal translation in standard Arabic is:

    الهر الذي يرتدي قفازا لا يصتاد الفئران
    al-hirru alladhi yartadi quffaazan laa yaStaadu 'l-fi2raana


    My try in Egyptian colloquial:

    القط اللي يلبس جوانتي ما بيصتادش فيران
    il-2uTT illi yilbis guwanti ma-byiStad-sh firaan

    But for a definitive answer you can wait for a native speaker to reply.
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2009
  3. ayed

    ayed Senior Member

    Riyadh
    Arabic(Saudi)
    Welcome,KittGato16, to the Arabic forum.

    I see Josh's translation is literal though it is an idiom..
    Which means if not mistaken:
    لا ينفع الحذر مع القدر
     
  4. Mahaodeh Senior Member

    London, UK
    Arabic, PA and IA.
    Just a simple mistake: يصطاد بالطاء وليس بالتاء
     
  5. Josh_ Senior Member

    the phrontistery
    U.S., English
    Aah, yes. Thanks for catching that.
     

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