畫虎不成反類犬

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Chinese[edit]

draw; picture; painting tiger unsuccessful wrong side out or up; anti-
 
kind; type; class; category; similar; like; to resemble
dog
trad. (畫虎不成反類犬) 不成
simp. (画虎不成反类犬) 不成

Etymology[edit]

Literally: to try to draw a tiger and end up with the likeness of a dog

Pronunciation[edit]

Idiom[edit]

畫虎不成反類犬

  1. to make a poor imitation