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12 Proverbs with Similar Meanings in Chinese and English

Some proverbs have the similar meanings in both Chinese and English, although the expressions are different. For example. “Burnt child dreads the fire. ” in Chinese, the corresponding proverb is “一朝被蛇咬,十年怕井绳 (literally means, “He who was once bitten by a snake is frightened at the sight of a coiled rope.” ) Can you make the connection? Here is a list of 12 proverbs with similar meanings in Chinese and English:   Burnt child dreads the fire. 一朝被蛇咬,十年怕井绳 yī zhāo bèi shé yǎo, shí nián pà jǐng shéng He who was once bitten by a snake is frightened at the...

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Some Chinese Proverbs on Friendship

Friends are so important to all of us. They bring support, love and excitement to our lives. How do Chinese people say about friendship? There are some proverbs I would like to share with you: 患难见真情。 huàn nàn jiàn zhēn qíng A friend in need is a friend indeed. 得朋友难,失朋友易 dé péng yǒu nán, shī péng yǒu yì A friend is easier lost than found. 需要之时方知友 xǖ yào zhī shí fāng zhī yǒu A friend is never known till a man has need. 没有十全十美的朋友 méi yǒu shí quán shí měi de péng yǒu A friend without faults will never...

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