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Cast pearls before swine

Submitted by Sciera on 29.12.2012

Cast pearls before swine (English) — To give something valuable to someone who can not appreciate it.

English, explained by Phoenix_Rising on Sat, 29/12/2012 - 17:59
"Give not to dogs what is holy, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under foot, and turn and rend you." -- Jesus Christ - BuenSabor 5 years ago

Cast pearls before swine — to present something valuable or important before those who would not value or respect it

English, explained by Steve Repa on Mon, 20/06/2016 - 17:50

Cast pearls before swine — Ang mamigay ng isang bagay na mahalaga sa isang taong hindi marunong magpahalaga dito.

Filipino/Tagalog, explained by hariboneagle927 on Tue, 07/05/2013 - 13:38

Cast pearls before swine — όταν δίνεις κάτι πολύτιμο ή σημαντικό σε ανθρώπους που δεν μπορούν να καταλάβουν την αξία του.

Greek, explained by Stavroula on Mon, 15/08/2016 - 16:55

Cast pearls before swine — Дати ономе ко није захвалан нешто вредно.

Serbian, explained by Milan Lupin on Tue, 22/10/2013 - 23:01

Translations of "Cast pearls before swine"

CzechHázet perly sviním
FrenchDonner de la confiture aux cochons
FrenchJeter des perles aux pourceaux
GermanPerlen vor die Säue werfen
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ItalianGettare le perle ai porci
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Kazakh Қадір білмейтінге қадіріңді кетіру
LatinMargaritas ante porcos
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Persianبراي خر تليت كردن
PolishRzucać perły przed wieprze.
PortugueseJogar pérolas aos porcos.
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Russian(метать) бисер перед свиньями
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English #1, #2, Russian
SerbianBacati bisere pred svinje
SlovakHádzať perly sviňiam
SpanishTraer margaritas a los puercos.
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SpanishEchar perlas a los cerdos.
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TamilIf you throw stones at sewage, it's your dress that will get spoiled
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Turkishhaldan bilmeze değer vermek
Ukrainianрозсипати бі́сер (перли) свиням
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"Cast pearls before swine" in lyrics

Des perles de porcs[fn]'Cast pearls before swine' = 'Donner de la confiture aux porcs'. Mais je ne vois pas vraiment ce que ça pourrait signifier ici.[/fn] dépourvues de moi
Longue et fatigante fut ma route
J'étais perdu dans les villes,
Seul sur les collines,
Sans aucune peine ou pitié pour l'abandon que je ressens

Audioslave - Je suis l'autoroute

To be honest you'll find out what people learned in school
When the strongest man pulls the sword from the stone
And those people who taught the military to rhyme
Finds out they just cast pearls before swine
Superlatives is felt with a pain in the legs
Catching the scent of the World, who's been a laughing stock

Ukendt Kunstner - Fucking Number