Ngerechemai
/Ngerchemai
, n.hamlet in Koror; historical home of the proverbial fisherman who lost both his canoe and the turtle he was chasing.
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Examples:
> Building in Ngerchemai burns down.
> The building in Ngerchemai burned down by itself.
Proverbs:
> Don't be like the man from Ngerchemai who lost both the turtle and the canoe.
Don't bite off more than you can chew...don't be selfish.
> Like the man of Ngerechemai, who lost his turtle and lost his canoe.
Relates to a fisherman who jumped from his canoe to catch a turtle only to find that his canoe had drifted beyond recovery. Applies to any situation where a person fails at a task, or, aptly, to a situation where a man, through his own foolishness, loses both his wife and his mistress.

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