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Chinese Chengyu about wolves

Chinese Chengyu – 狼多肉少 – Many Wolves, Little Meat

Chinese Chengyu – 狼多肉少 –  Many Wolves Little Meat Chinese Chengyu 狼多肉少 (láng duō ròu shǎo) literally translates to wolf (狼 láng) many (多 duō) meat (肉 ròu), little (少 shǎo). Or, in more standard English, ‘many wolves, little meat.’ This is one of the more direct chéngyǔ, that doesn’t require a huge background story to[…]

Chinese Chengyu dog wall

Chinese Chengyu – 狗急跳墙 – A Nervous Dog Jumps Over the Wall

Chinese Chengyu – 狗急跳墙 – A Nervous Dog Jumps Over the Wall The chéngyǔ 狗急跳墙 (gǒu jí tiào qiáng) breaks down to a dog (狗 gǒu) nervous (急 jí) jumps (跳 tiào) wall (墙 qiáng) Or, in more standard English, ‘A nervous dog jumps over the wall.’ While it may make sense on the surface,[…]

Chinese girlfriends

Chinese Girlfriends | North vs. South

Chinese Girlfriends | North vs. South In case you don’t know the difference between Chinese girlfriends in northern and southern  — this video is a must watch. If you think you know the difference, then check your understanding with this video. If you think you definitely know, then enjoy a good laugh as these differences are[…]

learn chinese chengyu

Chinese Chengyu – 畫蛇添足 | Drawing a Snake and Adding Legs To It

Animal Chengyu – Drawing a snake and adding legs to it? Animal Chinese Chengyu 画蛇添足 (huà shé tiān zú ) breaks down to drawing (画 huà ) snake (蛇shé) add (添tiān) legs/feet (足 zú). In English, we would say “drawing the snake and adding legs to it” or simply “adding legs to a snake.” This chéngyǔ[…]

Chinese Chengyu

Chinese Chengyu – 守株待兔 – Holding a tree and waiting for a rabbit

Chinese Chengyu – Holding a tree and waiting for a rabbit Chinese Chengyu 守株待兔 (shǒu zhū dài tù) breaks down to hold (守 shǒu) plant  (株 zhū) wait (待 dài) rabbit (兔 tù). In English, this is translated to ‘holding the tree and waiting for the rabbit’ or ‘keeping watch at the tree awaiting a rabbit.’[…]

Nineties in China

Nineties in China vs. Now | Facts you need to know

Nineties in China vs. Now | Fun Facts The Nineties in China were a crazy time! How well do you know the trends and fashion of that period? This video comedically exaggerates the difference in Chinese culture during the 90’s vs now as made by TMD Shanghai. Enjoy learning Chinese culture from yester years and compare it[…]