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chinese idiom dictionary 
Modified By ChineseTime  on 29.03.2011 11:59:46)

chinese idiom dictionary

1.      běn xìng nán yí
       本     
     Old habits die hard
2. bù rú  hǔ xué  yān dé  hǔ zǐ
不如    虎穴      焉得   虎子

 Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

3. bú zuò  kuī xīn shì yè bàn  bú pà  guǐ  qiāo mén

      不做     亏心事   ,    夜半    不怕        敲门
Do right and fear no man
C
1.      chèn rè  dá tiě
  趁热    打铁
Strike while the iron is hot
2.      dāng jú  zhě  mí
 当局          
You can't see the forest for the trees, but onlookers see the whole game
     盗亦        
Even the bad guys have a conscience.
 
4.      dà zhàng fu  néng qū  néng shēn
大丈夫       能屈      能伸
A man must learn to sail in all winds.
 
 
 
G
1.      gè huā  rù  gè yǎn
各花       各眼 
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
 
2.      gǒu zuǐ  tǔ  bù chū  xiàng yá
狗嘴       不出      象牙
Nice words won't come from a bad source
 
1.      hǎo shì  duō  mó
好事        
The course of true love never runs smooth
2.      huò  bù  dān xíng
       单行
Misery loves company
3.      huā kāi  kān zhé  zhí  xū  zhé
  花开       堪折         
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may
           虎父    
A chip off the old block
5.      hūn yīn  shì  ài qíng  de  fén mù
     婚姻        爱情        坟墓
Marriage is the death of romance
J
1.      jiā jiā  yǒu  běn  nán niàn  de  jīng
家家           难念        
Each family has its own kind of hell.
2.      jiāo Bing  bì bài
      骄兵     必败
Pride goes before a fall.
3.      jiāng jūn  nán miǎn  zhèn shàng  wáng
     将军       难免           阵上         
Those who lived by the sword died by the sword
4.      jīn yù  qí  wài bài xù  qí  zhōng
    金玉     外,    败絮     
All that glitters is not gold and beware of the skeleton in the closet
 
N
1.      niú  bù  yín shuǐ bù néng  àn  niú  tóu  dī
      饮水  ,     不能           
You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink.
2.      nǚ rén xīn  hái dǐ  zhēn
女人心      海底   
A woman's heart is as deep as the ocean
 
 
R
1.      rén suàn  bù rú  tiān suàn
       人算     不如      天算
Man proposes and God disposes.
2.      rù xiāng  suí sú
       入乡      随俗
In Rome do as the Romans do
 
S
1.      sài wēng  shī mǎ
      塞翁       失马  
Certain bad luck is actually "a blessing in disguise."
2.      sān gè  hé shang  dān shuǐ  wú  zhōu shí
      三个      和尚         担水          粥食
      Too many cooks spoil the broth
 
3.      suì yuè  bù  ráo  rén
岁月          
Time and tide waits for no man.
4.      shù dà  yǒu  kū zhī zú dà  yǒu  qǐér
      树大        枯枝,   族大      乞儿
There is a black sheep in every fold
 
 
 
T
1.      tiān xià  wú  bú sàn  zhī  yán xí
 天下         不散      筵席
 All good things must come to an end
2.      tiān xià  wū yā  yì bān  hēi
     天下     乌鸦    一般  
In the whole world, all crows are black.
 童年        无忌
A child's words have no guile
 
W
1.      wǔ shí bù  xiào  bǎi bù
     五十步         百步   
The pot calls the kettle black.
     物以类聚
Birds of a feather flocks together.
3.      wú fēng  bù qǐ  làng
      无风    不起  
There is no smoke without fire
Y
1.      yǐ dú gōng dú
以毒   攻毒    
Fight fire with fire
2.      yì zhāo  bèi  shé yǎo  shí nián  pà  jiǎn sheng
       一朝         蛇咬        十年         剪绳
Once bitten, twice shy
 
3.      yíjiāng  gōng chéng  wàn gǔ kū
一将        功成           万骨枯
What thousands must die so that Caesar may become great
       英雄         所见     略同
Great minds think alike
5.      yǐ shēn  zuò zé
    以身      作则
Example is better than precept
 
6.      yǒu qián  néng shǐ  guǐ  tuī mó
 有钱          能使       推磨
Money makes the world go around.
7.      yòu yào  mǎér  hǎo  yòu yào  mǎ ér  bù  shí cǎo
        又要     马儿       又要        马儿      食草
You can't have your cake and eat it too.

 

 

 

     有       自然  
Good wine needs no bush
     一箭      双雕
Kill two birds with one stone.
10. yè cháng  mèng duō
 夜长           梦多
The longer you wait, the more unexpected developments may occur
11. yù sù zé bù dá
欲速 则 不 达
More haste, less speed
12. yù  bù mó  bù  chéng qì rén  bù xué  bù  chéng cái
    玉  不磨         成器  ,         不学          成材
Jade must be carved and polished before it becomes an ornament, man must be educated before he can achieve great things
 
1.      zhǐ  bāo  bú zhù  huǒ
       不住   
   Truth will out
2.      zuì wēng  zhī yì  bú zài  jiǔ
醉翁         之意  不在  
Kissing the baby for the nurse.
 
 

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