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Famous Chinese Sayings (一)

1.大智若愚(dà zhì ruò yú) – He knows most who speaks least.

2.宰相肚里好撑船/宽容大量 (zǎi xiànɡ dù lǐ nénɡ chēnɡ chuán / kuān hóng dà liàng ): A prime minister’s mind should be broad enough for poling a boat. Usage: This can be used to praise someone is a magnanimous person.

3.守得云开见月明 (shǒu dé yún kāi jiàn yuè míng) – Every cloud has a silver lining.

4.化干戈为玉帛(huà gān gē wéi yù bó) – To bury the hatchets and work for peace.

5. 人逢喜事精神爽 (rén féng xǐ shì jīng shén shuǎng) – A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance.

6.水滴石穿, 绳锯木断(shuǐ dī shí chuān, shéng jù mù duàn) – Dripping water pierces a stone; a saw made of rope cuts through wood. Meaning: Patience and persistence can berk through anything,no matter how gerat the difficulty.

7.一日之计在于晨 (yī rì zhī jì zài yú chén) – A day’s planning is done in the morning.

8.君子之交淡如水(jūn zǐ zhī jiāo dàn rú shuǐ )- The friendship of a gentleman is insipid as water.

9.月到中秋分外明, 每逢佳节倍思亲 (yuè dào zhōng qiū fèn wài míng, měi féng jiā jié bèi sī qīn) – The moon is the most bright on the Mid-Autumn Festival, and the homesick feeling will be stronger during this traditional festival .

10.读万卷书不如行万里路(dú wàn juàn shū bù rú xíng wàn lǐ lù) – It is better to travel ten thousand miles than to read ten thousand books.

11.静以修身(jìng yǐ xiū shēn) – Quiet thoughts mend the body.

November 13, 2016

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