狸に化かされた

English translation: fooled by unknown party

18:01 May 29, 2020
Japanese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Japanese term or phrase: 狸に化かされた
I'm wondering if there is a more traditional English idiom/phrase that means something similar. Is "deceived by a fox" a common saying in English or is it simply a literal translation of such sayings from some other languages?
English idioma/phrases meaning "tricked by someone" or "fallen into a trap" would be appreciated, particularly if they include some folkloric/magical element (fairies, trickster animals, etc.)

Thanks!
Pinyu Hwang
United States
Local time: 07:21
English translation:fooled by unknown party
Explanation:
This phrase simply means "fooled by unknown party". 'Tanuki' or raccoon dog is believed to fool people by taking the shape of human or kettle, etc by putting a leaf of tree on his head.
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Toshiaki Suganuma
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Local time: 21:21
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fooled by unknown party


Explanation:
This phrase simply means "fooled by unknown party". 'Tanuki' or raccoon dog is believed to fool people by taking the shape of human or kettle, etc by putting a leaf of tree on his head.


Example sentence(s):
  • まるで狸に化かされたようだ。
  • A mysterious thing happens to us.
Toshiaki Suganuma
Japan
Local time: 21:21
Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese
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