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lěi
jiù
Birds of a feather flocks together.
Lit: Things of the same characteristics congregate together.

zuì
wēng
zhī
zài
jiǔ
Kissing the baby for the nurse.
Lit: The drunken gentleman's desire is not about the wine.

niú
shuǐ
 
néng
àn
niú
tóu dī
头低
You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink.
Lit: You cannot push a cow's head down unless it is drinking water by it's own will.

jiāo
bīng
bài
Pride goes before a fall.
Lit: The arrogant (or over-confident) army will lose the battle for sure.

jiàn
shuāng
diāo
Kill two birds with one stone.
Lit: Shoot two birds with one single arrow.

běn
xìng
nán
Old habits die hard.
Lit: It's is impossible to change your basic characteristics. A leopard cannot change its spots.

sān
hé shang
和尚
dān
shuǐ
zhōu
shí
Too many cooks spoil the broth.
Lit: 3 monks fetching water resulted in no rice gruel (to eat.)

jiàng
gōng
chéng
wàn
What thousands must die so that Caesar may become great.
Lit: Tens of thousands of bones will become ashes when one general achieves his fame.

zhōng
wén
dīng
zhōng
wén
dīng
Once bitten, twice shy.
Lit: Once bitten by a mosquito, you worry about mosquitoes all day. Once bitten by a snake, you are even frightened by a rope that resembles a snake.

jīn yù
金玉
wài
 
bài
qí zhōng
其中
All that glitters is not gold and beware of the skeleton in the closet.
Lit: Golden coloured on the outside, but rotten inside. (This is from a fable ,"What the tangerine hawker said". The golden colour refers to the skin of the tangerine.)

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