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The current article is devoted to the particular theoretical views of the notion of proverbs as well as it focuses on the history of the proverbs and investigation of this notions in paremiology. Moreover, it deals with the specialized proverbial characteristics which might be involved in most common used proverbs, particularly, on the examples of English and Uzbek national proverbs. As it’s obviously seen that proverbs and sayings contain deep sense and national wisdom, which have roots far in the past. They reflect people’s way of thinking and perception of the world. They are considered to be “codes” of culture, its specific laconic and witty language. Combined with other sources, they could show us unknown side of the “story”, how different aspects of life were and are reflected in people's mind. These particular peculiarities and some special characteristics of proverbs are outlined in this article as well.

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