八仙过海,各显神通bā xiān guò hǎi, gè xiǎn shén tōng Everyone has their own special skills to contribute 刀山火海dāo shān huǒ hǎi An extremely difficult and dangerous situation 凡人不可貌相, 海水不可斗量fán rén bù kě mào xiàng, hǎi shuǐ bù kě dòu liàng Judging by appearance is dangerous 海纳百川 hǎi nà bǎi chuān We all shared a common destiny 人不可貌相,海水不可斗量rén bù kě mào xiàng, hǎi shuǐ bù kě dǒu liáng First appearances can be deceptive 人山人海rén shān rén hǎi Huge crowds of people
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