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Saying in original language: once bitten, twice shy.
English translation of the saying: once bitten, twice shy.
Language: English
Meaning in English: If somebody once has made a bad experience with something, he is much more anxious / precautious the next time and might not do it again at all.
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"Cine s-a ars cu supa sufla si in iaurt."
He who has burnt himself with soup, blows even in the yoghurt.
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"The first cut is the deepest"
The first cut is the deepest
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"Er/Sie ist ein gebranntes Kind."
He/She is a burned child.
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"Bränt barn skyr elden."
A burnt child stays away from the fire.
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"s?tten ağzı yanan yoğurdu ?fleyerek yer"
Those who have burnt their mouth drinking milk, eat yogurt by blowing it
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