What are proverbs?

Proverbs are wise sayings. They're used in everyday language and often repeated.

Proverbs are often metaphorical, which means they use an example to help you understand a general principle or truth.

Some examples of proverbs are: "A picture is worth a thousand words," "Don't bite the hand that feeds you," and "Revenge is a dish best served cold."

In English, there are thousands of proverbs, but some of the most common ones include: "The early bird gets the worm" and "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned."