- 120+ Famous Chinese Sayings
- 33 Proverbs that Translate Well Between English and Mandarin
- Chinese Proverbs With Pinyin and Original Translations
- Chinese language
- Wisdom (26 sayings)
- Writing Chinese
- Top 21 Best Chinese Proverbs - Proverbs Chinese -- Chinese Sayings
- Encouraging Chinese proverbs
- Famous Chinese Proverbs in English
- Speaking Chinese
- Chinese proverbs with translations pdf
I look forward to reading your comments, additions and criticisms! The early bird gets the worm.
120+ Famous Chinese Sayings
Misery loves company. What goes around, comes around. Like father, like son. A friend in need is a friend indeed. No pain, no gain; nothing ventured, nothing gained. If you want something done well, do it yourself. Once bitten, twice shy.
All good things come to an end.
33 Proverbs that Translate Well Between English and Mandarin
When in Rome, do as the Romans do. When it rains, it pours. Two heads are better than one. Easy come, easy go.
Practice makes perfect. Heaven helps those who help themselves.
Chinese Proverbs With Pinyin and Original Translations
Speak of the devil and he shall appear. The first step is the hardest. Birds of a feather, flock together. You get what you pay for. Great minds think alike. Haste makes waste. How time flies! Seeing is believing. Every cloud has a silver lining. Money talks. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
You can follow all the replies to this entry through the comments feed.
So much ancient wisdom worth contemplating over. I love the historical references and vivid imagery of the Chinese proverbs. Look forward to reading more cool posts of yours. Upon re-reading, the other two have been right all along. Mea culpa. What a wonderful post! Great list! Great article! My brother is learning Mandarin at the moment, so shall pass this on.
Thanks again. Ugh, had such a hard time learning Mandarin for our required foreign language. I salute you! Time to take down notes. I envision a boat floating down a river and approaching a bridge.
This is somewhat analogous to an aircraft landing in a cross wind; it crabs in against the wind but at the last minute it straightens up with help from the pilot, of course for a perfect landing. Wonderful, thanks for sharing. Actually, both are correct. I believe it was Du Fu. What is this in Mandarin? What a great and useful collection of the proverbs! Nice translation too!
Thanks :. Hi, I think is very interesting to see that many of the proverbs are similar in different languages.
The other day I went to the art gallery and the fortune showed me these words that I would like to know their meaning: A horse alone cooperates with the pasture this is universal; Full of parsed moon with tears One hundred years ago Twenty-eight villages homes. Elegance in tune How you landed where Scattered ashes orbit. Thank you for your answer. This is poetic language. Wonderful and deeply inspiring.
Funny, I actually started thinking about Ancient Chinese Wisdom while writing in my journal today. This shall bring you Honor and Glory.
Wisdom (26 sayings)
Reflect before you act. Hello, I was just looking through these with a Chinese friend, we think maybe number 7. What do you think? By the way this is a fantastic website! Not quite agree with some of the English translation of the Chinese proverbs e.
Write your thoughts. Powered by WP Email Capture.
Top 21 Best Chinese Proverbs - Proverbs Chinese -- Chinese Sayings
Posted in Featured Topics Tagged chinese-into-english translation , english-into-chinese translation , expressions , idioms , phrases , proverbs. What a beautiful and savoury collection!
Encouraging Chinese proverbs
Thanks for sharing! Great stuff, cheers Carl. East Asia Student. Great list, I love your posts!
Famous Chinese Proverbs in English
Great list!! Ma Si Wen. Great list indeed. Rich Muir copywriter. That will be an all time Dad comment.
Sheila Maris. I just discovered your web site; it is outstanding.
A note and a question: 1. Please keep up the good work! Baldwin Bell. Billy Rubin. Man who throw friend under bus today, get run over by same bus tomorrow. Gerald Kingsbury. Martin Ming. Ben Wisdom. Thank you so much for this compilation of Chinese Wisdom.
Keep up the excellent work!
Chinese proverbs with translations pdf
John Donegan-Cross. Carl's research focuses on translations into English of ancient Chinese texts, and is under the supervision of Prof.
Liu Yucai. Blog Mailing List To receive automatic email updates when my blog is updated fill in your details below and hit 'Submit'. Name: Email:. Tags adjectives advanced adverbs audio beginner business Chinese chinese-into-english translation Chinglish colloquial concepts consecutive culture dialogues education English English-Chinese english-into-chinese translation errors glossary grammar idioms IELTS intermediate interpreting legal medical nouns phrases podcast police pronunciation resource slang speech spoken Chinese structures synonyms textbook translation translation challenges translation problems verbs vocabulary writing.
Site admin Log in.