Proverbs

  • Learn Chinese Proverb-1
    有理走遍天下, 无理寸步难行 yǒu lǐ zǒu biàn tiān xià, wú lǐ cùn bù nán xíng - With justice on your side, you can go anywhere; without it, you can't take a step. This proverb stresses the fact that righteousness will see you through all difficulties, whereas without it your progress will b...
  • Learn Chinese Proverb:人不可貌相
    人 [ rén ]: n. person 不 [ bù ]: adv. not 可 [ kě ]: v. can 貌 [ mào ]: n. appearance 相 [ xiāng ]: v. to judge by appearance Meaning: bù néng zhǐ gēn jù xiàng mào 、 wài biǎo pàn duàn yí gè rén 。 不能只根据相貌...
  • Nu Fa Chong Guan--Extremely Angry
    Learn Chinese Idiom Story: nù fā chōng guàn 怒发冲冠   Original Meaning:  So Angry That One' s Hair Lifts Up One' s Hat Extending Meaning : being extremely angry near-synonym:大(dà) 发(fā) 雷(léi) 霆(tíng) In the Warring States Period (zhàn guó 战国,481 - 386BC),the King of the State ...
  • Eat In The East, Sleep In The West
    Chinese proverbs are short sayings (usually four characters) that summarize a story that teaches a moral or offers a glimpse into the human condition. The stories are very well known in China, and most people understand the meaning of the proverbs without any further explanation.Today we will learn ...
  • Each new generation excels the last one
    Learn Chinese Proverb: cháng jiāng hòu làng tuī qián làng Traditional: 長江後浪推前浪; Simplified: 长江后浪推前浪 Literally: the Changjiang River waves behind drive the waves ahead. Meaning: Each new generation excels the last one.
  • No three-hundred taels of silver buried here
    Learn Chinese Proverb: cǐ dì wú yín sān bǎi liǎng 此 地 无   银  三   百    两    English: no threehundred tales of silver buried Pinyin: cǐ dì wú yín sān bǎi liǎng Chinese: 此 地 无   银   三   百    两
  • The moon waxes only to wane, and water surges only to overflow
    yuèmǎnzékuī,shuǐmǎnzéyì月满则亏,水满则溢 The moon waxes only to wane, and water surges only to overflow.Meaning:月亮圆了又要变成缺的,水太满了就要漫(màn)出来。这条谚语告诉我们:物极必反。也就是事物发展到了极端,就会向相反的方向转化。wù jí bì fǎn 。 yě jiù shì shì wù fā zhǎn d...
  • Sit on the sidelines
    lěngyǎnpángguān冷眼旁观解释:指不参与其事,站在一旁看事情的发展。jiě shì :zhǐ bù cān yù qí shì , zhàn zài yì páng kàn shì qíng de fā zhǎn 。 Explain:Sit on the sidelines
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