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The Chinese word huashetianzu - 画蛇添足 - huàshétiānzú
(to ruin the effect by adding superfluous in Chinese)

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English translations

to ruin the effect by adding superfluous, to draw a snake and add feet to it, to overdo,
to gild the lily

Chinese characters:

Chinese characters  ( huashetianzu / huàshétiānzú ) with pronunciation (English translation: to ruin the effect by adding superfluous )

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画蛇添足 ( huashetianzu / huàshétiānzú ) is composed of these characters: (hua) , (she) , (tian) , (zu)
画蛇添足 ( huashetianzu / huàshétiānzú ) in traditional characters

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to draw  |  snake  |  snake

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