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Saying in original language: Wer nicht hören will, muss fühlen.
English translation of the saying: The one who doesn't want to listen, will have to feel.
Language: German
Meaning in English: This can - as so many other proverbs - be used in a variety of contexts. It can mean that somebody should listen to your advice to avoid hazardous situations. It can also mean, that especially in the education of children the parents feel the need to use some kind of force - physical or psychological - to make the children obey their orders or wishes.
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