Famous Chinese Sayings PART1

 

1.爱不是占有,是欣赏(ài bú shì zhàn yǒu, shì xīn shǎng)-Love is not about possession, it’s all about appreciation.

2.“您先请”是礼貌(“nín xiān qǐng” shì lǐ mào) – “After you” is good manners.

3.一见钟情 (yí jiàn zhōng qíng)- love at first sight. It’s generally used for people, but you can also use it for other physical   objects.

4.爱屋及乌 ài wū jí wū – Love me ,love my dog.

5.一言既出,驷马难追 yì yán jì chū, sì mǎ nán zhuī – A word spoken can never be taken back.

6.人无完人,金无足赤 rén wú wán rén, jīn wú zú chì – It is as impossible to find a perfect man as it is to find 100 percent   pure gold.

7.失败是成功之母 / Shībài shì chénggōng zhī mǔ / Failure is mother of success.

8.麻雀虽小,五脏俱全 má què suī xiǎo, wǔ zàng jù quán – Small as it is, the sparrow has all the vital organs.

9.但愿人长久,千里共婵娟 dàn yuàn rén cháng jiǔ, qiān lǐ gòng chán juān – Wish us a long life to share the beauty of this   graceful moonlight, even thousands miles apart. -Sayings and everything we can think of about Mid-Autumn Festival.

10.只要功夫深,铁杵磨成针 (zhǐ yào gōng fū shēn, tiě chǔ mó chéng zhēn) – If you work hard enough at it, you can grind  even an iron rod down to a needle. This proverb encourages us to persevere in whatever we undertake. Just as the English proverb has it:”Constant drilling can wear away a stone”.


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