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一朝被蛇咬,十年怕草绳
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 Chinese proverbs 

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bèi
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 咬,

 
 A man once bitten by a snake will for ten years shy at a rope.  

 解释 ( paraphrase )
一旦被蛇咬了,许多年后看见草绳也感到害怕。
这条谚语告诉我们:一次不幸受到伤害,会产生一种恐惧心理,以后看见类似的东西也感到害怕。

This proverb wryly points out that we will be frightened of anything that looks like something which has once harmed us.

一朝:一天。
         Some day.

十年:比喻时间很长。
         (Here) a long time.

草绳:因为它和蛇的样子相似,看到草绳容易联想到蛇。
         Straw rope.

同义词 ( synonym )
一朝被蛇咬,十年怕井绳。
井绳:用于井里打水的木桶上拴着的绳子。
         The rope that is used to drag water from a well.

造句 ( example )
一朝被蛇咬,十年怕草绳。三年前的万圣节,我被南瓜灯吓着了,现在看见南瓜我还是心有余悸。

 

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