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Chinese Two Part Allegorical Sayings 30

2014-03-07 11:04 ChineseTime

Chinese Two Part Allegorical Sayings 30

bō li bēi qī chá – kàn dào dǐ
玻璃杯沏茶 – 看到底
Infuse tea in a glass – see the bottom; see through something


chá hú lǐ zhǔ guà miàn – nán lāo
茶壶里煮挂面 – 难捞
Cooking fine dried noodles in a teapot – difficult to get something


chá bēi lǐ fàng kuài táng – shòu mìng bù cháng
茶杯里放块糖 – 寿命不长
Put a piece of sugar in a teacup – have a short life


lénɡ shuǐ pào chá  –  wú wèi
冷水泡茶 – 无味
Make tea with unboiled water – Literally, unpleasant tasting; tasteless. Figuratively, uninteresting


gǔn shuǐ pào chá – yòu nóng yòu xiāng
滚水泡茶 – 又浓又香
Make tea with boiling water – of rich flavor; of strong fragrance or aroma


bào mǐ huā qī chá – pào tāng le
爆米花沏茶 – 泡汤了
Infuse tea with pop rice – come to nothing; fall through

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