Blood is thicker than water

Submitted by hariboneagle927 on Fri, 28/12/2012 - 14:33

Idiomatic translations of "Blood is thicker than ..."

Arabic (other varieties)
الدم عمره ما يبقى ميه
Aromanian
sãndza apã nu s-featsi
Bulgarian
кръвта вода не става
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Chinese
血浓于水
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Czech
Krev není voda
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Danish
Blod er tykkere end vand
Dutch
't Bloed kruipt waar 't niet gaan kan
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Finnish
Veri on vettä sakeampaa
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French
La famille, c'est la famille.
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German
Blut ist dicker als Wasser
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Greek
Το αίμα νερό δεν γίνεται.
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Hebrew
דם סמיך ממים
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Italian
Il sangue non è acqua.
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Japanese
血は水よりも濃い
Korean
피는 물보다 진하다
Malay
Air dicencang takkan putus
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Polish
Krew nie woda.
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Polish
krew nie woda, majtki nie pokrzywy... (playful)
Romanian
Sângele apă nu se face.
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Russian
Кровь гуще воды
Russian
Свой своему поневоле брат
Russian
Рыбак рыбака видит издалека
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Serbian
Krv nije voda.
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English, Serbian #1, #2
Slovenian
Kri ni voda
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Spanish
La sangre tira (mucho)
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Swedish
Blod är tjockare än vatten
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Turkish
Aile herşeyden önce gelir
Vietnamese
Một giọt máu đào hơn ao nước lã

Meanings of "Blood is thicker than ..."

Croatian

Krv nije voda.

Explained by MaryanchyMaryanchy on Sun, 09/12/2018 - 15:42
Explained by MaryanchyMaryanchy
English

People who are related have stronger obligations to each other than to people outside the family./ something that you say which means family relationships are stronger and more important than other kinds of relationships, such as being friends

Explained by Persian_GlambertsPersian_Glamberts on Fri, 28/12/2012 - 20:35
Explained by Persian_GlambertsPersian_Glamberts
English

Family is more important than any thing else

Explained by Phoenix_RisingPhoenix_Rising on Sat, 29/12/2012 - 11:38
Explained by Phoenix_RisingPhoenix_Rising
English

Family is more important than friends.

Explained by fiernafierna on Wed, 07/06/2017 - 21:32
Explained by fiernafierna
English

the modern interpretation is a misinterpretation. the full proverb is "blood of the covenant is thicker than water of the womb", which implies the complete opposite.

it means basically, your bond with your friends is stronger than the bond you are forced to have with family.

Explained by babyplantainsbabyplantains on Fri, 27/10/2017 - 04:52
Explained by babyplantainsbabyplantains
Finnish

Veri on vettä sakeampaa

Explained by BesoariaBesoaria on Fri, 28/12/2012 - 16:34
Explained by BesoariaBesoaria
Finnish

Veri on vettä sakeampaa

Explained by BesoariaBesoaria on Sun, 30/12/2012 - 12:22
Explained by BesoariaBesoaria
Greek

Το αίμα νερό δεν γίνεται

Explained by Guest on Thu, 07/12/2017 - 22:24
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Kurdish (Kurmanji)

پەیوەندى خێزانى لە هەر پەیوەندییەكى تر بەهێزترە

Explained by agrinagrin on Sat, 05/01/2013 - 23:48
Explained by agrinagrin
Persian

رابطە بین خانوادە قوى تر از هر رابطەاى دیگرى است

Explained by agrinagrin on Sat, 05/01/2013 - 23:52
Explained by agrinagrin
Russian

Узы кровного родства сильнее других уз.

Explained by Ann_75_45Ann_75_45 on Fri, 09/03/2018 - 14:32
Explained by Ann_75_45Ann_75_45
Slovenian

kri ni voda

Explained by Roland TischerRoland Tischer on Thu, 09/06/2016 - 14:52
Explained by Roland TischerRoland Tischer

"Blood is thicker ..." in lyrics

Danny Saucedo - Die For You

Even though I know she digs you a little more,
we were brothers, it was "bros before hoes"
You know they say blood is thicker than water
They should sew our hand when we promise each other

Puya (Romania) - Longing

Dressed in suits, they count their RON1, but we know: even gentlemen come from the country.
I'm the most Romanian of the earthlings, I'm at home among the people of Maramureș2.
Damn, give us peace, you know that, whatever happens, blood is thicker than water!

  • 1. Romanian currency
  • 2. A Romanian country with historical villages

Kaaris - Zoo

The monkeys just got out of the zoo
Your corpse behind a few blocks
The blood is thicker than water
Armed like in the Clos era

Daddy Yankee - Corazones

There exists he who tramples and he who helps the human being
There exists a good friend as loyal as a brother
Blood is thicker than water, but measure it well
There exists dirty blood, take heed of Cain & Abel

Ost+Front - Poor & Rich

Poor and rich - are not equal - how much is - worth my life?
Poor and rich - for comparison - how much is - worth your life?
Blood is thicker than water.
Our blood is much thicker than bad water.

Sido - Psy

I mean, we gypsies are the best musicians in the world
Nothing can stop us, you can take away my money, but I don't care
For blood is thicker than water

Die Kreatur - Inseperable

We are inseparable
Blood is thicker than water
(Blood is thicker than water)
Our hearts sing the same song

Getter Jaani - Beach house

It's time, new roads, travelling in a whole world.
To home again, us have brought them, because blood is thicker than water.
Returns to mind the time when we with you, about five years ago.

Pinhani - Don't make me bored from yourself

How many years gone after I have touched your laugh
I did never regret for i love you
Blood is thicker than water, whatever happens it doesn' t riots
Don't make me be bored from yourself, don't make me be embarrassed from my heart

Empire (OST) - Snitch Bitch

[Verse 2: Terrence Howard]
Blood is thicker than water the people say
I say people will say whatever you pay em' to say

Wendy McNeill - The Binding of Fenrir

but blood is thicker than water - you proved that
My brother was a snake, my sister a Helcat -
but blood is thicker than water - you proved that
I said I won’t bite, I said I won’t bite, I said I won’t bite, I won’t bite.......

Dubioza Kolektiv - Brains roll logs

For all those without štela there is a tariff

Blood is thicker than water, one hand washes the other
that's how it will be tomorrow

Avicii - He Frère

Il n'y a rien dans ce monde que je ne ferais.

(*) Allusion au proverbe "Blood is thicker than water" signifiant que les liens du sang sont bien plus fort qu'un simple lien amical.

Paraziții - Non-commercial!!

Verse 1
WIth the fly opened, i'm contradicting all of you, when i say:
"Blood is thicker than water, but becomes spritzer"!
I don't have problems or signs of dependence

Oliver Dragojević - We are the same kind

Because we're the same kind
The same lineage
Blood is thicker than water
And tears too

Johnny Polygon - Price On Your Head

Call us, call us, why the hell you don't call us?
The reason should be obvious
Blood is thicker than water is
So you moved in the jungle, then got lost in it

Impaled Nazarene - Blood Is Thicker Than Water

Lost in memories, of forgotten love
On hot summer night we were swimming naked under a moon
Lost in dreams, deep pain inside
The picture of deep love burning in my mind

Oldschool Union - In the End

Beer!!!

Blood is thicker than water
Sangria is sweeter than that

Shelley Harland - More Than I Can Take

But sometimes it's more than I can take
Blood is thicker than water they say
But I’ve tried to wash my blood away

Simple Minds - Oh Jungleland

above the highrise land

But blood is thicker than water
But blood is sweeter than Holy Lands