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We are going to teach you all the things you want to know about the inspirational French saying “Les petits ruisseaux font les grandes rivières”.
It includes a full explanation of what it mean and how to use it in a casual conversation with an audio example. Along with the useful informations we added like slow pronunciation audio, dialogue example, synonym and more!
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What makes a river so huge and unstoppable? Thousands of tiny streams.
Most of them are invisible and seem unimportant, but it’s the sum of all these mini-streams that end up making such a powerful river.
And humans, just like streams, can’t become “big” out of nowhere: they can only slowly grow up to become the tenacious river they want to be.
This proverb teaches us that with patience and perseverance: everything is possible, no matter how hard the task. All we have to do is to start small and slowly make our way toward something much bigger.
This saying reminds us of being patient and to never give up on our dreams, and can also inspire and motivate people.
Let’s imagine you have a friend who thinks of quitting a commitment/project, afraid of the hard work to come, reminds him/her that “Les petits ruisseaux font les grandes rivières“.
That just like the stream, with patience and dedication, he/she will become a river.
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