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"Vorher" (and, equivalently, "davor") means "before" or "earlier", so it's relative to some point in time that should be clear from the context. "Vorhin" means "a short time ago", so it's relative to now.
Das Wort "dickfellig" bedeutet: gleichgültig, unempfindlich gegenüber Aufforderung, Missbilligung o. Ä.
It's hard for me to add something to this … However, I will do because that in itself does not qualify as a good answer. The basic point is that solely a number of words is highly irrelevant for speaking and understanding a language fluently. It is, as the author of the blog post states, a lot more important to understand context, place unknown words into ...
Not directly "Sprichwörter" but maybe also something for you: Bauernregeln und Wetterregeln. My personal favorite (not very serious ;) ): Kräht der Hahn auf dem Mist, ändert sich's Wetter oder es bleibt wie es ist. Some Sources: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_von_Bauernregeln http://www.bauernregeln.net
Gib dem Menschen einen Hund und seine Seele wird gesund. What can one learn from it: Mensch is a "weak-noun". Here it is in the dative and it is inflected. Remember that Hund and gesund are pronounced like the English "t". Since this rhymes it might help in remembering this.
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