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
sãndza apã nu s-featsi
кръвта вода не става
Krev není voda
Blod er tykkere end vand
't Bloed kruipt waar 't niet gaan kan
Veri on vettä sakeampaa
La famille, c'est la famille.
Blut ist dicker als Wasser
Το αίμα νερό δεν γίνεται.
דם סמיך ממים
Il sangue non è acqua.
피는 물보다 진하다
Air dicencang takkan putus
Krew nie woda.
krew nie woda, majtki nie pokrzywy... (playful)
Sângele apă nu se face.
Кровь гуще воды
Свой своему поневоле брат
Рыбак рыбака видит издалека
Krv nije voda.
English, Serbian #1, #2
Kri ni voda
La sangre tira (mucho)
Blod är tjockare än vatten
Aile herşeyden önce gelir
Một giọt máu đào hơn ao nước lã

Meanings of "Blood is thicker than ..."


Krv nije voda.

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

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

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

Family is more important than friends.

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

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

Veri on vettä sakeampaa

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

Veri on vettä sakeampaa

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

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

رابطە بین خانوادە قوى تر از هر رابطەاى دیگرى است

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

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

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

Bersuit Vergarabat - Four Winds

For you I have these eyes, this way of looking,
This little bit of patience and my singing voice.
An angel that takes care of me, a son to raise,
The light that illuminates me and also my darkness.

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

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

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

Die Kreatur - Inseperable

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Moniqué - Above the Water

Chains will drag me to the bottom
And you have the key
I'll have to pull the dagger out of my chest
By myself

Blind Channel - Like A Brother

How could you do this to me?

Blood is thicker than water, blood brother!

Oliver Dragojević - We are the same kind

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

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.

Being as an Ocean - Glow

There can be so much tragedy in a smile
Such desperation in embrace
We all ache for a taste of humanity
As the widow for one last glimpse of her beloved’s face

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

Snow White Blood - Shared Hearts

Our sorrows, our pains"

"Blood is thicker than water
Thus, we are, we are as thick as thieves