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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Proverbs 115. The proverb today is slow

  • and steady wins the race. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. If someone says

  • slow and steady wins the race, it means working slowly and consistently will be

  • better than if you work quickly but only for a short time.

  • Or for a short while and then stop. Okay. So let's continue. The origin is believed

  • to come from the Aesop fable " The Tortoise and the Hare" and just in case anybody's

  • confused, remember a tortoise is a type of turtle and the hare is really a type of

  • rabbit. They have just I think larger hind legs

  • they're a bit bigger than the average rabbit. But it's one type of rabbit. So

  • you might remember it that way. You might remember it more as the rabbit and the

  • turtle. But the real title is "The Tortoise and the Hare. "

  • Okay. Let's continue. According to the story the hare makes fun of the tortoise

  • and I believe he was making fun of him because he was just too slow.

  • Okay. The tortoise then challenges the hare to a race. Yeah. Well I'm so slow.

  • Yeah well let's have a race. The hare thinks it's ridiculous but he thinks

  • it's funny. So yeah why not ? Let's do it. So he accepts. Of course he never thought

  • that he would the end. Of course, at the beginning of the race the hare

  • has a large lead, a very, very large lead and believes that the tortoise could never

  • catch up. So he decided to take a nap. The tortoise of course was moving slow and

  • steady but very persistently and he never gave up.

  • He eventually passes the sleeping hare. The hare woke up at the last minute , but

  • it was too late. He could not catch up by the time the

  • tortoise crossed the finish line. Okay. So again remember this is an Aesop's

  • fable. It always has some moral to it. One of the morals is actually the proverb

  • itself, slow and steady wins the race. Or slow and steady is better than you know

  • being fast but you know then stopping too early. I always every time I talked

  • about this story I said there's at least two morals here. The other moral is don't

  • be like the ... don't be like the hare. Don't be overconfident and don't just

  • fool around and waste time. Yeah. He could have won that race very very easily if

  • he didn't do that. Okay, Anyway let's just give one example here. Trying to become

  • fluent in a language often takes a lot of consistent effort. Keep it up. Remember

  • slow and steady wins the race. So this is just how we might use it. Anyway

  • I hope you got it. I hope you enjoyed it. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Proverbs 115. The proverb today is slow

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