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10 Common Sayings That Sound Way Funnier in Other Languages

'Nice guys finish last' means something very different in Spain.

10 Common Sayings That Sound Way Funnier in Other Languages
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1. Instead of 'Money Doesn't Grow on Trees', try:
'The sky doesn't throw chicks'. (Arabic)

2. Instead of 'Nice Guys Finish Last', try:
A cat in gloves catches no mice'. (Spanish)

3. Instead of 'Don't Count Your Chickens Until They're Hatched', try:
Don't praise the day before evening'. (German)

4. Instead of 'All Talk And No Action', try:
'If he made 100 knives, none would have a handle'. (Farsi)

5. Instead of 'To Beat Around the Bush', try:
'To walk like a cat around hot porridge'. (Finnish)

6. Instead of 'The Grass Is Always Greener on the Other Side', try:
'Tasty is the fish from someone else's table'. (Yiddish)

7. Instead of 'A Drop in the Bucket', try:
'Nine cows, one hare'. (Chinese)

8. Instead of 'Out Of The Frying Pan, Into the Fire', try:
'Fallen from the sky, stuck on a date palm'. (Hindi)

9. Instead of 'To Cost An Arm and a Leg', try:
'To cost the eyes in your head'. (French)

10. Instead of 'Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained', try:
'If you don't enter the tiger's cave, you won't catch its cub'. (Japanese)



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