Idioms & Proverbs
xué chéng yŭ
zhī yàn yŭ
Chéngyŭ (Chinese Idioms) and proverbs are derived from ancient literature. You may hear them in speech and read them in books or newspapers in contemporary Mandarin. Let’s take a look of these interesting expressions.
rù xiāng suí sú
When in Rome do as the Romans do.
tiān zhù zì zhù zhī rén
God helps those who help themselves.
三从四德 (sān cóng sì dé) used to be the best virtue of a woman in the ancient time of China. This picture has vividly described what 三从 and 四德 refer to.
dà hăi lāo zhēn
Looking for a needle in a haystack.
quán lì yǐ fù
To give it your all.
huó dào lăo, xué dào lăo
A MAN IS NEVER TOO OLD TO LEARN