If you meet a bear <?> crossing a rotten bridge

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thetazuo

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Chinese - China
Now that his mule was foaling, he was realistic about the Zionists, citing the Turkish proverb: “If you meet a bear crossing a rotten bridge, call her ‘Dear Auntie.’ ”

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Simon Sebag Montefiore

Hi. Does the underlined part mean “If you meet a bear when you are crossing a bridge”?
Thank you.
 
  • PaulQ

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    UK
    English - England
    I suggest that if you meet a bear crossing a bridge, you and the bear are both crossing the bridge.
     
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