chat échaudé craint l'eau froide

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally, "A scalded cat fears cold water".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃa e.ʃo.de kʁɛ̃ l‿o fʁwad/

Proverb[edit]

chat échaudé craint l'eau froide

  1. once bitten, twice shy