實用普通話-常用諺語

√说一遍,不如做一遍。
Shuō yībiàn, bùrú zuò yībiàn.
 example is better then percept.

√经验是智慧之父,记忆是智慧之母。
Jīngyàn shì zhìhuì zhī fù, jìyì shì zhìhuì zhī mǔ.
experience is the father of wisdom and memory the mother.

√吃一堑,长一智。
Chī yī qiàn, zhǎng yī zhì.
experience must be bought.
 

√事实胜于雄辩。
Shìshí shèng yú xióngbiàn.
fact speak louder than words.
  

√失败是成功之母。
Shībài shì chénggōng zhī mǔ.
 failure is the mother of success.
  

√明枪易躲,暗箭难防。
Míng qiāng yì duǒ, ànjiàn nán fáng.
false friends are worse than bitter enemies.

√眼不见,心不烦。 
Yǎn bùjiàn, xīn bù fán.
far from eye, far from heart.
 

√远水救不了近火。 
Yuǎn shuǐ jiù bùliǎo jìn huǒ.
far water does not put out near fire.
  

√一朝情意淡,样样不顺眼。
Yī zhāo qíngyì dàn, yàng yàng bù shùnyǎn.
faults are thick where love is thin.
  

√恐惧源于无知。 
Kǒngjù yuán yú wúzhī.
fear always springs from ignorance.
  

√隔墙有耳。 
Géqiángyǒu’ěr.
fields have eyes, and woods have ears.
 

√水火无情。 
Shuǐhuǒ wúqíng.
fire and water have no mercy.
  

√火是一把双刃剑。 
Huǒ shì yī bǎ shuāng rèn jiàn.
fire is a good servant but a bad master.
  

√先来后到。 
Xiānláihòudào.
first come, first served.