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人过留名,雁过留声

Chinese proverbs

rén
guò 
líu 
míng,
yàn
guò
líu
shēng
名,

A man leaves his name behind wherever he stays, just as a goose utters its cry wherever it flies.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2009 10:37
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人善被人欺,马善被人骑

Chinese proverbs

rén
shàn
bèi
rén
qī,
mǎ 
shàn
bèi
rén
qí 
 人
 善
欺,
 马
 善
 被

A weak person is liable to be bullied; a tamed horse is often ridden.

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钱财如粪土,仁义值千金

           Chinese Proverbs

qián
cái
fèn
tǔ,
rén
zhí
qiān
jīn
土,

     Riches are as worthless as dust; benevolence and justice are the most valuable things.

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心正不怕影斜,脚正不怕鞋歪

Chinese proverbs

 

xīn
zhèng
yǐng
xié,
jiǎo
zhèng
xié
wāi
斜,

An upright man is not afraid of an oblique shadow; a straight foot is not afraid of a crooked shoe.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2009 14:51
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小洞不补,大洞叫苦

Chinese proverbs

xiǎo
dòng
bǔ,
dòng
jiào
 补,

 A small hole which wasn’t mended in time will become a big hole much more difficult to mend.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2009 14:28
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