Archive for August, 2011

Learn Chinese – Chinese allegories – Chinese Online Class

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

lĕng shuǐ pào chá – wú wèi
冷水泡茶 – 无味
Make tea with unboiled water – Literally, unpleasant tasting; tasteless. Figuratively, uninteresting

gǔn shuǐ pào chá – yòu nóng yòu xiāng
滚水泡茶 – 又浓又香
Make tea with boiling water – of rich flavor; of strong fragrance or aroma

bō li bēi qī chá – kàn dào dǐ
玻璃杯沏茶 – 看到底
Infuse tea in a glass – see the bottom; see through something

bào mǐ huā qī chá – pào tāng le
爆米花沏茶 – 泡汤了
Infuse tea with pop rice – come to nothing; fall through

chá bēi lǐ fàng kuài táng – shòu mìng bù cháng
茶杯里放块糖 – 寿命不长
Put a piece of sugar in a teacup – have a short life

fú wù yuán shàng chá – hé pán tuō chū
服务员上茶 – 和盘托出
A waiter comes to serve tea – reveal everything; hold nothing back

chá hú lǐ hǎn yuān – hú (hú) nào
茶壶里喊冤 – 胡(壶)闹
Cry out about one’s grievances in a teapot – act wildly; do mischief; make trouble (The characters “胡” and “壶” share the same pronunciation in Chinese. “胡” means “wildly” and “壶” refers to “tea pot”.)

chá hú lǐ zhǔ guà miàn – nán lāo
茶壶里煮挂面 – 难捞
Cooking fine dried noodles in a teapot – difficult to get something

Chinese Charactor – 后生可畏【hòu shēng kě wèi】 – Learn Chinese online

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Introduction:

Youngsters today are really remarkable. “Hou Sheng Ke Wei”refers to bright and promising

youngsters.

Text:

后生可畏[hòu shēnɡ kě wèi]

the young deserve to be regarded with awe; a ragged colt may make a good horse; every oak has

been an acorn;

Xiǎo huǒ zi jìn ɡōnɡ sī cái sān ɡè yuè,yǐ nénɡ dú dānɡ yī miàn,zhēn shì hòu shēnɡ kě wèi。

小 伙 子 进 公 司才 三 个 月, 已 能 独 当 一 面, 真 是 后 生 可

畏。

He entered the company only 3 months ago and is now working on his own. Here’s a young man to

be looked out for.

Chinese Charactor – Filial Virtue – Learn Chinese online

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Respecting and taking care of the aged parents is regarded as an obligatory duty in China.There are many stories which show the filialrespect in ancient China.Though there are some parts of imagination in these stories, Chinese people are deeply influenced and transformed by these models of filial virtue.

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