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Animal proverbs: Mutton on the menu, dog meat on the plate

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ID: 4209 Intermediate
In this lesson, we're showing you three common animal related sayings. They can be directly translated to "A wolf in sheep's skin", "Hanging a sheep's head and selling dog meet", and "A piece of mouse poop ruins the entire pot of porridge" Do you know what they actually mean? Check out these proverbs and learn how to apply them to daily life!
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披着羊皮的狼 pīzheyángpídeláng a wolf in sheep's skin
凶猛 xiōngměng fierce; violent; ferocious
xiōng terrible
挂羊头卖狗肉 guàyángtóumàigǒuròu lit. to hang a sheep's head while selling dog meat (idiom); fig. to cheat; dishonest advertising
披着羊皮的狼
pī zhe yángpí de láng
A wolf in sheep's skin
意思是一个人看起来非常好,但是里面是坏人。
yìsi shì yīgē rén kànqǐlai fēicháng hǎo ,dànshì lǐmiàn shì huàirén 。
It means a person looks nice on the outside, but inside he's bad.
披着狼皮的羊
pī zhe láng pí de yáng
A sheep in wolf's skin
意思是人看起来可能很凶猛,但是人非常好。
yìsi shì rén kànqǐlai kěnéng hěn xiōngměng ,dànshì rén fēicháng hǎo 。
It means some people might look ferocious, but they're very nice inside.
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