100 Most Commonly Used Chinese Proverbs 最常用的100個中國諺語

100 Most Commonly Used Chinese Proverbs 最常用的100個中國諺語

Learning Chinese is fun and interesting because you can find a lot of history and culture influence in the language, idioms and proverbs are one of the interesting language points you should learn when taking Mandarin Chinese lessons.

Proverbs are widely circulated among Chinese people, most of which are derived from people’s life experience, they are easy-to-understand short sentences or rhymes circulated by people. Language knowledge covers all aspects, and proverbs are also part of the accumulation of language knowledge, and of course they are also indispensable materials when writing Chinese articles.

Proverbs involve all aspects. Today we are going to introduce some proverbs that are suitable for Chinese language learners to master and recite.

一、关于气象的谚语:1. Proverbs about weather:

1、朝霞不出门,晚霞行千里。(zhāo xiá bù chū mén , wǎn xiá xíng qiān lǐ )

1. The morning glow does not go out, the evening glow travels thousands of miles.

2、瑞雪兆丰年。(ruì xuě zhào fēng nián)

2. A heavy snow starts a great year.

3、春雨贵如油。(chūn yǔ guì rú yóu)

3. Spring rain is as expensive as oil.

4、一层秋雨一层凉。(yī céng qiū yǔ yī céng liáng )

4. When it rains in Autumn, the weather will get cooler.

5、喜鹊枝头叫,出门晴天报。(xǐ què zhī tóu jiào , chū mén qíng tiān bào )

5. The magpie screams on the branch and goes out to report on a sunny day.

6、云低要雨,云高转晴。(yún dī yào yǔ , yún gāo zhuǎn qíng)

6. It is going to rain if the cloud is low, the weather will turn to sunny if the cloud is high

7、燕子低飞要落雨。 (yàn zǐ dī fēi yào luò yǔ)

7. Sparrow fly low, the weather will rain.

8、青蛙叫,大雨到。(qīng wā jiào , dà yǔ dào)

8. The frog calls, and the rain is coming.

9、响雷雨不凶,闷雷下满坑。 (xiǎng léi yǔ bù xiōng , mèn léi xià mǎn kēng )

9. Thunderstorms are not fierce, and thunder is full of pits.

10、鱼儿出水跳,风雨要来到。(yú ér chū shuǐ tiào , fēng yǔ yào lái dào)

10. The fish jump out of the water, and the storm is coming.

11、日落胭脂红,无雨便是风。(rì luò yān zhī hóng , wú yǔ biàn shì fēng)

11. Sunset carmine, if no rain then windy.

12、星星明,来日晴。(xīng xīng míng , lái rì qíng)

12. The stars are bright, and the day will be fine.

13、清明前后一场雨,豌豆麦子中了举。(qīng míng qián hòu yī cháng yǔ , wān dòu mài zǐ zhōng liǎo jǔ)

13. Before and after the Qingming Festival, there was a rain, peas and wheat were raised.

14、十雾九晴。(shí wù jiǔ qíng)

14. Ten fog and nine clear.

15、蜻蜓千百绕,不日雨来到。(qīng tíng qiān bǎi rào , bù rì yǔ lái dào)

15. Dragonflies go around thousands of times, and the rain is coming soon.

16、蚂蚁搬家,早晚要下。(mǎ yǐ bān jiā , zǎo wǎn yào xià )

16. The ants move, sooner or later it will rain.

17、蚊子咬得怪,天气要变坏。(wén zǐ yǎo dé guài , tiān qì yào biàn huài )

17. The mosquito bites strangely and the weather will get worse.

18、春天三场雨,秋后不缺米。(chūn tiān sān cháng yǔ , qiū hòu bù quē mǐ )

18. Three rains in spring and no shortage of rice after autumn.

19、日落云里走,雨在半夜后。 (rì luò yún lǐ zǒu , yǔ zài bàn yè hòu )

19. Walking in the clouds at sunset, raining after midnight.

20、冬天雪盖三层被,来年枕着馒头睡。(dōng tiān xuě gài sān céng bèi , lái nián zhěn zhuó mán tóu shuì )

20. Three-layer quilt covered with snow in winter, sleep with steamed buns in the next year.

二、关于哲理的谚语:(2. Proverbs about philosophy:)

21、人心齐,泰山移。rén xīn qí , tài shān yí 。

21. If all of us work together, all tasks can be accomplished.

22、众人一条心,黄土变成金。zhòng rén yī tiáo xīn , huáng tǔ biàn chéng jīn 。

22. If we work together, all dreams will come true.

23、人在人前闯,刀在石上荡。rén zài rén qián chuǎng , dāo zài shí shàng dàng 。

23. A man should always work hard.

24、当家才知柴米贵,养儿方知父母恩。dāng jiā cái zhī chái mǐ guì , yǎng ér fāng zhī fù mǔ ēn 。

24. Only the person who in charge of the family knows how to make a family happy, only when you have a kid you will know the feeling of your parents.

25、离家十里路,各处各乡风。lí jiā shí lǐ lù , gè chǔ gè xiāng fēng 。

25. A 10 miles away from home, you can see different customs.

26、办酒容易请客难。bàn jiǔ róng yì qǐng kè nán 。

26. To hold a banquet is easier than to invite guests.

27、不怕一万,就怕万一。bù pà yī wàn , jiù pà wàn yī 。

27. We should always be cautious.

28、山中无老虎,猴子称大王。shān zhōng wú lǎo hǔ , hóu zǐ chēng dà wáng 。

28. There is no tiger in the forest, money become the king.

29、树挪死,人挪活。shù nuó sǐ , rén nuó huó 。

29. Tree can not survive after it is moved, but man can.

30、人往高处走,水往低处流。rén wǎng gāo chǔ zǒu , shuǐ wǎng dī chǔ liú 。

30. People make upward progress, water go to lower streams.

31、人在屋檐下,不得不低头。rén zài wū yán xià , bù dé bù dī tóu 。

31. You have to lower your head when you get in to a house.

32、人无横财不发,马无夜草不肥。rén wú héng cái bù fā , mǎ wú yè cǎo bù féi 。

32. Man don’t get rich if there is no luck, horse don’t get fat if there is no grass.

33、心慌吃不成热粥,骑马看不好《三国》。xīn huāng chī bù chéng rè zhōu , qí mǎ kàn bù hǎo 《 sān guó 》 。

33. You can’t eat hot congee if you are in a rush, you can’t read a book if you are on a horse.

34、一山不容二虎。yī shān bù róng èr hǔ 。

34. One mountain can’t put 2 tigers.

35、舍不得孩子套不着狼。shè bù dé hái zǐ tào bù zhuó láng 。

35. You need to give and gain.

36、病来如山倒,病去如抽丝。bìng lái rú shān dǎo , bìng qù rú chōu sī 。

36. It is easy to get sick but it is difficult to get rid of the sickness.

37、明人不做暗事,真人不说假话。míng rén bù zuò àn shì , zhēn rén bù shuō jiǎ huà 。

37. A gentleman says the truth.

38、强扭的瓜不甜。qiáng niǔ dí guā bù tián 。

38. You can’t force somebody to do something.

39、姜是老的辣,酒是陈的香。 jiāng shì lǎo dí là , jiǔ shì chén dí xiāng 。

39. Ginger gets spicy when it gets cold, wine get better when it gets old.

40、常在河边走,哪会不湿鞋。cháng zài hé biān zǒu , nǎ huì bù shī xié 。

40. You will get your shoes wet if you always walk next to the river.

41、不做亏心事,不怕鬼敲门。bù zuò kuī xīn shì , bù pà guǐ qiāo mén 。

41. You don’t need to afraid if you didn’t do any bad thing.

42、三个臭皮匠,顶个诸葛亮。sān gè chòu pí jiàng , dǐng gè zhū gé liàng 。

42. Three normal persons can replace a smart person.

43、人心隔肚皮。rén xīn gé dù pí 。

43. It is difficult to trust people.

三、关于勤劳的谚语:(Proverbs about diligence)

44、勤劳是个宝,一生离不了。qín láo shì gè bǎo , yī shēng lí bù liǎo 。

45. You should always be hard working.

45、一分耕耘,一分收获。yī fēn gēng yún , yī fēn shōu huò 。

45. What you get is what you pay.

46、细水长流,吃穿不愁。xì shuǐ cháng liú , chī chuān bù chóu 。

46. You won’t get poor if you spend your money cautiously.

47、勤是摇钱树,俭是聚宝盆。qín shì yáo qián shù , jiǎn shì jù bǎo pén 。

47. Money will come if you work hard, money will save if you spend them cautiously.

48、鸟美在羽毛,人美在勤劳。 niǎo měi zài yǔ máo , rén měi zài qín láo 。

48. The beauty of the bird is the feather, the beauty of a person is hardworking.

四、关于劝学的谚语:(Proverbs about studying)

49、世上无难事,只怕有心人。shì shàng wú nán shì , zhī pà yǒu xīn rén 。

49. There is no difficult task if a person is willing to complete it.

50、玉不琢,不成器;人不学,不知道。yù bù zhuó , bù chéng qì ; rén bù xué , bù zhī dào 。

50. One has to learn before they know it.

51、水不流会发臭,人不学会落后。shuǐ bù liú huì fā chòu , rén bù xué huì luò hòu 。

51. One will fall behind if he or she doesn’t learn.

52、活到老,学到老,一生一世学不了。huó dào lǎo , xué dào lǎo , yī shēng yī shì xué bù liǎo 。

52. Life is the way to learn.

53、不怕学不成,只怕心不诚。bù pà xué bù chéng , zhī pà xīn bù chéng 。

53. You will succeed if you try hard.

54、学如逆水行舟,不进则退。xué rú nì shuǐ xíng zhōu , bù jìn zé tuì 。

54. Learning is like driving a boat, if you don’t go forward, you will go backward.

55、内行看门道,外行看热闹。nèi xíng kàn mén dào , wài xíng kàn rè nào 。

55. A professional person will understand when they see it.

56、钟不敲不鸣,人不学不灵。zhōng bù qiāo bù míng , rén bù xué bù líng 。

56. People must learn.

57、早起多长一智,晚睡多增一闻。zǎo qǐ duō cháng yī zhì , wǎn shuì duō zēng yī wén 。

57. Get up early can make you succeed, sleep late can make you know more.

58、钢不压不成材。gāng bù yā bù chéng cái 。

58. You have do training before you become a successful man.

59、不怕百战失利,就怕灰心丧气。bù pà bǎi zhàn shī lì , jiù pà huī xīn sāng qì 。

59. The most important thing is don’t give up.

60、学习如赶路,不能慢一步。xué xí rú gǎn lù , bù néng màn yī bù 。

60. Studying like learning how to walk.

61、宝剑不磨要生锈,人不学习要落后。bǎo jiàn bù mó yào shēng xiù , rén bù xué xí yào luò hòu 。

61. if a man doesn’t learn, he will fall behind.

62、树不修,长不直;人不学,无知识。shù bù xiū , cháng bù zhí ; rén bù xué , wú zhī shí 。

62. You must learn everyday.

63、蜂采百花酿蜂蜜,人读群书明真理。 fēng cǎi bǎi huā niàng fēng mì , rén dú qún shū míng zhēn lǐ 。

63. Reading is the best way to find truth.

五、关于时间的谚语:(Proverbs about time)

64、不怕慢,就怕站。bù pà màn , jiù pà zhàn 。

64. Not afraid to be slow but afraid to be stand.

65、时间像生命,一刻值千金。shí jiān xiàng shēng mìng , yī kè zhí qiān jīn 。

65. Life is like gold.

66、花儿凋谢不再开,光阴一去不再来。huā ér diāo xiè bù zài kāi , guāng yīn yī qù bù zài lái 。

66. Time never comes back.

67、今朝有事今朝做,莫将忙事待明天。jīn zhāo yǒu shì jīn zhāo zuò , mò jiāng máng shì dài míng tiān 。

67. Complete your work today, don’t wait until tomorrow.

68、一寸光阴一寸金,寸金难买寸光阴。 yī cùn guāng yīn yī cùn jīn , cùn jīn nán mǎi cùn guāng yīn 。

68. Time is gold.

69、追赶时间的人,生活就会宠爱他;放弃时间的人,生活就会冷落他。zhuī gǎn shí jiān dí rén , shēng huó jiù huì chǒng ài tā ; fàng qì shí jiān dí rén , shēng huó jiù huì lěng luò tā 。

69. Life will love if you love life, vice versa.

70、浪费时间,等于缩短生命。làng fèi shí jiān , děng yú suō duǎn shēng mìng 。

70. Waste money meaning waste life.

71、光阴似箭,日月如梭。guāng yīn sì jiàn , rì yuè rú suō 。

71. Time flies.

72、花有重开时,人无再少年。 huā yǒu zhòng kāi shí , rén wú zài shǎo nián 。

72. Flower will bloom again, we will never get younger.

73、一年之计在于春,一天之计在于晨。yī nián zhī jì zài yú chūn , yī tiān zhī jì zài yú chén 。

73. A start of the year is from Spring, a start of the day is from morning.

六、关于交友的谚语:(Proverbs about making friends)

74、有福同享,有难同当。yǒu fú tóng xiǎng , yǒu nán tóng dāng 。

74. We share happiness and we share hard times.

75、邻居好,赛金宝。lín jū hǎo , sài jīn bǎo 。

75. It is important to have a good neighbor.

76、远亲不如近邻,近邻不抵对门。yuǎn qīn bù rú jìn lín , jìn lín bù dǐ duì mén 。

76. Good neighbor is important.

77、老乡见老乡,两眼泪汪汪。lǎo xiāng jiàn lǎo xiāng , liǎng yǎn lèi wāng wāng 。

77. We miss home.

78、在家靠父母,出门靠朋友。 zài jiā kào fù mǔ , chū mén kào péng yǒu 。

78. You rely on your parents when you are at home, you rely on friends when you go out.

79、交人交心,浇花浇根。jiāo rén jiāo xīn , jiāo huā jiāo gēn 。

79. To make friends you must trust them.

80、岁寒知松柏,患难见交情。suì hán zhī sōng bǎi , huàn nán jiàn jiāo qíng 。

80. Only know a friend from suffering the difficult times.

81、路遥知马力,日久见人心。lù yáo zhī mǎ lì , rì jiǔ jiàn rén xīn 。

81. If you want to know how good is a horse, you must ride them, if you want to know how good is a person, you must take long time to see.

82、酒逢知己千杯少,话不投机半句多。 jiǔ féng zhī jǐ qiān bēi shǎo , huà bù tóu jī bàn jù duō 。

82. If you meet the right person, you will have a lot to say.

83、有缘千里来相会,无缘对面不相识。yǒu yuán qiān lǐ lái xiāng huì , wú yuán duì miàn bù xiāng shí 。

83. If we have luck, we will meet anywhere.

84、多个朋友多条路,多个冤家多堵墙。duō gè péng yǒu duō tiáo lù , duō gè yuān jiā duō dǔ qiáng 。

84. Knowing  a friend is a good way to success.

85、宁喝朋友的白水,不吃敌人的蜂蜜。níng hē péng yǒu dí bái shuǐ , bù chī dí rén dí fēng mì 。

85. Would rather to drink water with friend, but not drink honey with enemy.

86、人多计谋广,柴多火焰高。rén duō jì móu guǎng , chái duō huǒ yàn gāo 。

86. A lot of people is a way to success.

87、朋友千个少,敌人一个多。péng yǒu qiān gè shǎo , dí rén yī gè duō 。

87. We don’t mind to make more friends, but we hate to make enemies.

88、跟好人,学好人,跟着巫婆学跳神。gēn hǎo rén , xué hǎo rén , gēn zhuó wū pó xué tiào shén 。

88. You learn from who you follow.

89、一个朋友一条路,野葛冤家一堵墙。 yī gè péng yǒu yī tiáo lù , yě gé yuān jiā yī dǔ qiáng 。

89. Making friends is better than making enemies.

90、路直有人走,人直有人交。lù zhí yǒu rén zǒu , rén zhí yǒu rén jiāo 。

90. You must know a person from knowing them for a long time.

七、关于知识的谚语:(Proverbs about Knowledge)

91、知识就是力量。zhī shí jiù shì lì liáng 。

91. Knowledge is power.

92、知识就是财富。zhī shí jiù shì cái fù 。

92. Knowledge is wealth.

93、知识只能循序渐进,不能跃进。zhī shí zhī néng xún xù jiàn jìn , bù néng yuè jìn 。

93. Knowledge has to be taken slowly.

94、若要求知识,须从勤苦得。ruò yào qiú zhī shí , xū cóng qín kǔ dé 。

94. Gain knowledge from hardworking.

95、知识之于精神,一如健康之于肉体。zhī shí zhī yú jīng shén , yī rú jiàn kāng zhī yú ròu tǐ 。

95. Knowledge is for mental, health is for body.

八、关于励志的谚语 (Proverbs about ambition)

96、有志不在年高,无志空活百岁。yǒu zhì bù zài nián gāo , wú zhì kōng huó bǎi suì 。

96. Age doesn’t tell if you are successful or not.

97、鱼跃龙门往上游。yú yuè lóng mén wǎng shàng yóu 。

97. A good man should always seeking for good place.

98、卒子国河,意在吃帅。zú zǐ guó hé , yì zài chī shuài 。

98. Give up little and gain more.

99、人若有志,万事可为。rén ruò yǒu zhì , wàn shì kě wéi 。

99. Ambition is the key to succeed.

100、有志者事竟成。 yǒu zhì zhě shì jìng chéng 。

100. Ambition is the key to succeed.