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Chinese Charactor -Idioms- Learn Chinese online

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

黔驴技穷 【qián lǘ jì qióng】


“qián lǘ jì qióng”. It refers to someone who has exhausted his only capabilities, and is left helpless.


黔驴技穷[qián lǘ jì qióng]

The Guizhou donkey has used up all its tricks; the lion’s skin falls off, and beneath it is only a donkey. It means that be at the end of one’s resources.

Chinese Charactor -Gas Station- Learn Chinese online

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011


In recent years, with the rapid development of the Chinese economy, the continuous improvement of transport infrastructure as well as the fast increase of motorized vehicles, the gas station has become an indispensable part of our daily life. There were only 70 gas stations in China in the 1950s. Now the number has increased to nearly 10000, among which China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation and China National Petroleum Corporation take half the market share.


加油站【jiā yóu zhàn】

“加油【jiā yóu】”,here, refers to the original meaning of the phrase, namely, to refuel, such as put one litreliter of gas in the car. The derived meaning of this phrase refers to cheering somebody on or making an extra effort, it is frequently used during competitions, such as “Come on China team!”.

“站【zhàn】”: Obviously apart from its use at the “gas station”, it can be used at the railway station, coach station, city bus station, etc.

Characters: 加 油