A simple translation not so simple.

SIX translations of François Rabelais's (1494-1553) quote:

"L'appétit vient en mangeant, la soif s'en va en buvant."

Which is your favorite?


"Food stimulates appetite. Water quenches thirst."

"Appetite is stimulated by eating. Thirst is quenched by drinking."

"When you eat, your appetite is aroused. When you drink, your thirst is satisfied."

"Eating makes you more hungry. Drinking makes you less thirsty."

"Food makes you more hungry, but water doesn't make you more thirsty."

"The more you eat, the more you're hungry. The more you drink, the less you're thirsty."