What are famous Chinese proverbs?

75 Chinese Proverbs

  • A crisis is an opportunity riding the dangerous wind.
  • It’s better to be without a book than to believe a book entirely.
  • A little impatience will spoil great plans.
  • If you bow at all, bow low.
  • A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
  • A smile will gain you ten more years of life.

How many Chinese idioms are there?

Depending on which source you consult, there are between 5,000 and 20,000 Chinese idioms. Although most are thousands of years old, they are still very much in use in contemporary Chinese.

What’s meant to be will always find a way in Chinese?

(yǒuqíng rén zhōng chéng juànshǔ) – “People in love will get married.” This Chinese proverb means that love will always find a way.

Who do you think you are in Cantonese?

你以為你係邊個呀? Who do you think you are? me1 waa2? 咩話?

What are some common Chinese sayings?

Essential Chinese Phrases

  • Thank you! (xiè xie) 谢谢!
  • You’re welcome. (bú yòng xiè) 不用谢。 Translated as ‘no need for thanks,’ this a typical response to 谢谢(thanks).
  • Hello (nǐ hǎo) 你好。
  • OK/Good (hǎo) 好 / (hǎo de) 好的
  • Not OK/ Not Good (bù hǎo) 不好
  • May I ask… (
  • I’m sorry (duì bu qǐ) 对不起
  • Good Morning (zǎo shang hǎo) 早上好

Why are there so many Chinese proverbs?

However, Chinese proverbs are primarily not these high literary forms, but rather the product of thousands of years of an oral culture of peasant people, often illiterate.

Who wrote Chinese proverbs?

Confucius is probably the most well-known Chinese philosopher to whom many proverbs are attributed. There are hundreds of popular proverbs which usually give the reader an inspirational or motivational thought for the day.

How do Chinese express their love to a girl?

Tactful Way To Express Love

  1. Wǒ jué de hé nǐ zài yì qǐ hěn kāi xīn, hěn fànɡ sōnɡ 。 我觉得和你在一起很开心,很放松。 I feel very happy and relaxed to be together with you.
  2. Wǒ yuàn yì měi tiān zuò fàn ɡěi nǐ chī ! 我愿意每天做饭给你吃! I would like to cook for you everyday!
  3. Nǐ hé wǒ lǐ xiǎnɡ de nǚ pénɡ you hěn xiànɡ 。

What is chok in Cantonese?

“chok” in Cantonese means to pose in a way one may look the most beautiful or handsome.