The shoemaker's son always goes barefoot.

Submitted by ϕιλομαθής on Sun, 23/09/2018 - 19:59

Idiomatic translations of "The shoemaker's son ..."

Arabic
باب النجار مخلع
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French
C'est le cordonnier qui est le plus mal chaussé
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French
Le cordonnier est toujours le plus mal chaussé
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German
Der Schuster hat die schlechtesten Schuhe
Hindi
हलवाई अपनी मिठाई कभी नहीं खाता
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Hindi
दीये तले अन्धेरा
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Hindi
दूसरों को नसीहत खुद मियॉँ फ़ज़ीहत
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Persian
كوزه گر از كوزه شكسته آب مي خورد
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Polish
Szewc bez butów chodzi.
Russian
Сапожник без сапог
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Russian #1, #2
Sardinian (northern dialects)
In domu de ferreri, schironi de linna
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Spanish
En casa del herrero, cuchillo de palo
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Spanish
En la casa del herrero, el cuchillo es de palo
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Spanish #1, #2
Turkish
terzi kendi söküğünü dikemez
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Venetan
In casa del scarpèr 'i ga le scarpe rote
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Meanings of "The shoemaker's son ..."

Chinese

英文字面意思為修鞋匠的兒子總是光著腳丫。意指具有專業技能的人, 忙於為他人提供服務, 卻常常忽略了自己親近的人, 其家庭成員總是最後一個受益。

Explained by Joyce SuJoyce Su on Tue, 23/06/2020 - 03:45
Explained by Joyce SuJoyce Su
English

One often neglects those closest to oneself.
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/the_shoemaker%27s_children_go_barefoot

The family of a skilled or knowledgeable person are often the last to benefit from their expertise.
http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/oi/authority.20110803100502785

Explained by robert.tucker.794robert.tucker.794 on Sun, 05/03/2017 - 10:24
Explained by robert.tucker.794robert.tucker.794
English

Also: The cobbler's children have no shoes
One often neglects those closest to oneself.

Explained by ϕιλομαθήςϕιλομαθής on Sun, 23/09/2018 - 19:59
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"The shoemaker's son ..." in lyrics

Ana & Jorge - Accomplice/The Pekingese and the Pitbull

I’m a good speaker, you’re an amateur
Damn it!
The shoemaker's son always goes barefoot
The parrot that follows the Red ovenbird gets trampled