How to Translate German Proverbs into English

You’ve got a German proverb you would like to translate into English—something like, “Aller guten Dinge sind drei“.

You know you can’t always translate word for word. So is there any English alternative?

Go to Wikiquote and see!

Yes, we’re in luck. There is: “All good things come in threes“.

If you have a favourite German proverb, why not go over to the site now and see whether there’s an English alternative?  And if you like, you can tell me about it.

A thank you to Susan Graul for telling me about the site!


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