Do you have a favorite Chinese proverb? Please share it.
(mouse over the lines underneath each one for spoilers)
沒吃過豬肉, 也看過 豬跑路
[color=#eeeeee]mei2 chi1 guo4 zhu1 rou4, ye3 kan4 guo4 zhu1 pao3 lu4
Even if you haven’t eaten pork, you’ve seen a pig run.
You ought to know this by now.[/color]
[color=#eeeeee]duo1 nian2 xi2 fu4 ao2 cheng2 po2
The daughter-in-law becomes the mother-in-law
Turnabout is fair play… or… watch out now.[/color]
[color=#eeeeee]tian1 gao1 huang2 di4 yuan3
Heaven is high, and the Emporer is far
In reality our quotidian lives are not affected very much by these powers.[/color]
[color=#eeeeee]yi1 hei1 er4 huang2 san1 hua1 si4 bai2
- black, 2. yellow, 3. spotted, 4. white
Which color dogs make the best eating.
Everyone here seems to know this one.[/color]