7 Awesome Chinese Idioms with Dragons

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Do you know what the dragon symbolizes for Chinese people?

The dragon has been a sacred creature since ancient times. It is the king of beasts and represents strength, wisdom, rule, and unlimited potential. Chinese people still consider themselves descendants …

Chinese idiom for “strong start, weak finish”

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Are you off to a strong start for 2012?

Then don’t forget to keep pushing for a strong finish.

Because otherwise you’d just end up with 虎头蛇尾 (hǔ tóu shé wěi).

虎头蛇尾 (hǔ tóu shé wěi) literally means a “tiger

Chinese Slang: The Naked Series

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Do you know the 3 nakeds in Chinese slang?

If not, would you like to get to know them?

 

Chinese Slang’s Naked #1: 裸婚 (luǒ hūn) – “Naked Wedding”

It means getting married with nothing but a wedding certificate

Chinese Vocab Word List: Christmas and New Year’s

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This Chinese vocabulary word list has everything from “Santa” to “wrapping paper” to “New Year’s resolutions.”

Hope you find it useful this holiday season!

 

Christmas – People or Tangible Objects

angel —— 天使 —— tiān shǐ

Bethlehem —— 伯利恒 …

Tired of 累? Try this instead

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If you’re tired of the word “tired” (累 – leì), it’s your lucky day.

We’ve got a chengyu (Chinese idiom) that’s much cooler: 有气无力(yǒu qì wú lì).

有气无力 (yǒu qì wú lì) literally means “to have breath but no strength,” …