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    Question Translation of Spanish proverb

    I was wondering if anyone could help me translate this Spanish proverb:

    "A barba moza, verguenza poca"

    I have an idea, just want to verify if it's right. Thank you!

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    Hi!
    In spanish it means that the younger a person is, less shame he/she feels.

    I don't know an equivalent in English if that is what you're looking for. I guess you may say that "Youth has no shame"...

    Wait for an English-native speaker suggestion. There are many in this forum and they are all very helpful.

    Hope it helps!

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    Hello!
    I happen to have multilingual dictionary on proverbs. It says "A poca barba, poca vergüenza" in Spanish and translates that as "You must not expect old heads on young shoulders".

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    Hi Annika!
    After some research, this is what I found in the Boletín bibliográfico español by Dionisio Hidalgo, Manual Fernandez Hidalgo, Arturo Piera:

    It might have two meanings:

    1- Don't expect young people to behave as old or grown up people (because they are not)
    2- Little or young beard inspires no respect and besides young people has no shame compared to old people.

    Hope it helps!

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    Thank you so much Mem and Annika. Honestly, when I read this post I didn’t have the slightest idea of what that proverb meant, let alone translating it.


    Truly, my dear young friends, you are a chosen generation. I hope you will never forget it.
    Gordon B. Hinckley

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