matka f cpd (country ) ojczysty (company ) macierzysty vt (act as mother to ) wychowywać Monkeys who were badly mothered became bad mothers themselves. (pamper, protect ) matkować +dat She mothers all her lodgers.
Irish Czym skorupka za młodu nasiąknie tym na starość trąci.Sim. Give a child till he craves, and a dog while his tail doth wave, and you'll have a fair dog, but a foul knave. Życie jest najlepszą szkołą. Var. Experience is the mother of wisdom. Cf. ADVERSITY makes a man wise, not rich / EXPERIENCE is the best teacher.Var. He that would the mistress win must with the maid first begin. Sim. Praise the child, and you make love to the mother. Potrzeba jest matką wynalazku.