aristotle, the wise greek philosopher and scientist, is quoted as saying this about sleeping habits and wisdom
it is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom
aristotle: the tired eyes of wisdom
benjamin franklin ‘s wisdom has also been highly valued by the generations of americans who have come after him and his portrait is on the $100 bill today. he translated aristotle’s idea into english and turned it into a little rhyme
early to bed, early to rise
makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise
u.s. $100 bills are also known as “benjamins”
health (healthy) the state or condition of your body and wealth (wealthy) your possessions and money are pronounced hellth and wellth.
wisdom (wise) means intelligence that comes from experience. it is a timely vocabulary word as tonight kids here in mexico and across the spanish speaking world will possibly get to bed early and definitely rise early tomorrow morning in anticipation of the arrival of the reyes magos. the phrase translates directly as magic kings, but we know them in english as the magi (wizard, person with magical powers), the three kings or the three wise men.
three wise men visiting baby jesus
the wise men will bring kids toys, candy, money or clothes. the tradition is based on these wise men visiting the baby jesus on what came to be known as the epiphany (january 6). they took him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh (two types of incense).
happy birthday! incense was a cooler present 2000 years ago. (worldscents.net)
there is a christmas carol about the three kings called we three kings of orient are
the song can help u remember what we call the reyes magos in english, but it is not necessarily great english practice. there are several weird structures and a lot of the vocabulary doesn’t apply to other situations or is anticuated.
do u celebrate the visit of the three wise men? what do u like most about this holiday? share your experience under leave a reply
have fun, amigos.