One rotten fish makes the whole catch smell.
Pronunciation– bplah dtua dieow nao men mot tang korng
Meaning – A rotten apple spoils the whole barrel.
Bad seven times, good seven times.
Pronunciation– chua jet tee dee jet hon
Meaning – Every cloud has a silver lining.
Crying like a turtle being grilled.
Pronunciation– rorng hai nahm dtah bpen pao dtah
Meaning – Crying your eyes out.
Don’t catch fish with both hands.
Pronunciation– yah jap bplah sorng meu
Meaning – You can’t have your cake and eat it too.
To know things in the same way a duck does.
Pronunciation– roo yahng bpet
Meaning – Jack of all trades, master of none.