Beijing Standard Time – Sayings vs. Sayings

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After thousands of years of accumulation in the language, the number of sayings in Chinese are seemingly endless. And with so many sayings, there’s bound to be some conflict. In this BST, learn some Chinese sayings that deal with the same subject matter, but have radically different, even opposite meanings.

Here are those juicy Chinese sayings we’ve talked about in today’s podcast.

 

金钱不是万能的

jīnqiánbúshìwànnéngde

 

有钱能使鬼推磨

yǒuqiánnéngshǐguǐtuīmò

 

善有善报

shànyǒushànbào

 

马善被人骑,人善被人欺

mǎshànbèirénqí, rénshànbèirénqī

男子汉大丈夫,宁死不屈

nánzǐhàndàzhàngfu, nìngsǐbùqū

 

男子汉大丈夫,能伸能屈

nánzǐhàndàzhàngfu, néngshēnnéngqū

人不可貌相,海水不可斗量

rénbùkěmàoxiàng, hǎishuǐbùkědǒuliáng

 

人靠衣裳马靠鞍

rénkàoyīshangmǎkàoān

好马不吃回头草

hǎomǎbùchīhuítóucǎo

 

浪子回头金不换

làngzǐhuítóujīnbúhuàn

 

 

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