A proverb: "a short pithy saying in frequent and widespread use that expresses a basic truth or practical precept" (The American Heritage Dictionary).
Proverbs are typically used within a culture and are used to reinforce the values of that culture.
- “Little children should be seen and not heard.”
- “A woman’s place is in the home.”
Write 3 or 4 U.S. proverbs and then go back and see if you can identify the core value stressed in the proverb.
Source: Teaching Culture: Strategies for Intercultural Communication
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