Posted by: Dr. Y. | March 14, 2016

Proverbe Congolais sur la réalité / Congolese proverb on reality

African basket

African basket

Le panier du pecheur sent toujours le poisson (Proverbe Baluba – République Démocratique du Congo (RDC)). – Pas difficile de reconnaître les crapules; la caque sent toujours le hareng.

The fisherman’s basket always smell of fish (Baluba proverb – Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)).- It is not difficult to recognize villains; the keg always smells of herring.


  1. similar to this: the pot in which namasacha is cooked retains its bitterness. ( namasacha is a bitter vegetable – its about a persons character. luhya of Kenya)


    • Thank you Robert for this proverb… I agree… it is quite similar.


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