Beautiful reference style app, like a digital pocket reference, that provides hundreds of phrases (proverbs, wise/wisdom sayings, and idioms) and their meanings. The app has 3 sections: Collections, Slideshow and Reference. You can browse, discover, explore and learn about proverbs and idioms, as well as their meanings. Includes a searchable database of the phrase and meanings. We hope that exploring their meanings and interpretations will brighten your days and give some understanding of the worldview & people.
In the Collections section, we categorized the phrases to make it easy (and fun!) to explore various subjects. It contains topics that may reflects life in general, such as 'happiness,' 'job,' 'marriage,' 'friendship,' 'business,' 'forgiveness' and even 'funny.' It's often fun to find 'truism' and 'advice' in the proverbs and sayings. You might even smile when you encounter an 'aha' moments as you realize that the words in a proverb reflect to your experiences. As a bonus category, we include popular Latin phrases such as "carpe diem," "ad infinitum."
If you don't know the meaning of a proverb, the explanation is provided in an easy to discern format, in English. Don't know the meaning of a phrase, use the Search feature on the Reference section, and if found, you can learn the interpretation/meaning.
- Use the app like a pocket reference book. Explore, read, and mark your favorite proverbs and phrases.
- Clean, elegant user interface.
- Selection of categories.
- Zen-like slideshow mode. You can let the app run by itself, displaying random proverbs and phrases while you relax while enjoying the beautiful scenic/picturesque backgrounds.
- Phrase list screen, containing a list of all the phrases in the app, along with their meanings. Like a mini-dictionary of phrases which is handy as a reference material.
- Mark your favorite proverbs and return to them later.
More about proverbs:
Proverbs are catchy phrases, often containing advice, wise-words, life lessons, or generalized truism. Proverbs should not always be taken literally, some require thoughts to discern. Many proverbs are decades old, based on experiences and observations, thus they can reflect life experiences & worldview, and make us realize something that we might not realize is going on.
Every phrase and proverbs in this app comes with explanation of their meanings (at least one of the many possible meanings or interpretations). The fun/curious part is that they often have peculiarities and double meanings. Their meanings can be interpreted differently by different people, and could have different meanings in different situations. Some proverbs even contradict each other, so what sounds like a good advice or seems reflective of life, may not or will not be in other situations. It's not uncommon to find different meanings and interpretations. Some proverbs and phrases can even be interpreted differently in different situations. Different people (even experts who studied them) can arrive at differing interpretations as well. Some proverbs have evolved and their meanings changed over-time, to follow the passage of time and culture.
This app uses American-English (and in some cases Britain-English) vocabulary. The phrases are all in English (with occasional Old English words). If you're not an English speaker or still learning English, the app might be and educational activity to enhance your vocabulary and broaden your perspective. If nothing else, relax, sit back and enjoy the zen-like 'slideshow' mode.
We hope that this app helps you to learn and discover many phrases, as well as helping you understand when they appear in conversations or books. Be intrigued and inspired by wise-words and proverbs from the past and present. Marvel at the skillful and beautiful use of words of whoever invented these proverbs and idioms. Discover the meanings of various popular proverbs and idioms.