一朝被蛇咬,十年怕草繩

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Chinese[edit]

one day; unexpected occasion in the future
 
by (marker for passive-voice sentences or clauses); quilt; blanket; to cover; to wear
snake; serpent bite; nip ten years; decade to be afraid; to fear straw rope
trad. (一朝被蛇咬,十年怕草繩) 一朝 十年 草繩
simp. (一朝被蛇咬,十年怕草绳) 一朝 十年 草绳
Literally: “Bitten by a snake on one day, afraid of the straw rope for ten years”.

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Proverb[edit]

一朝被蛇咬,十年怕草繩

  1. once bitten, twice shy.

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