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前人栽树,后人乘凉

                           Chinese Proverbs

qián
rén
zāi
shù,
hòu
rén
chéng
liáng
树,

              One generation plants the trees under whose shade another generation rests.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 August 2009 18:17
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酒逢知己千杯少,话不投机半句多

Chinese proverbs

jiǔ
féng
zhī
qiān
bēi
shǎo,
huà
tóu
bàn
duō
少,


If you drink with a bosom friend, a thousand cups are not enough; if you argue with someone, half a sentence is too much.

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近朱者赤,近墨者黑

 Chinese proverbs

jìn
zhū
zhě
chì,
jìn
zhě
hēi
赤,


Near vermilion, one gets stained pink; near ink, one gets stained black.

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江山易改,本性难移

   Chinese Proverbs

jiāng
shān
gǎi,
běn
xìng
nán
改,
 
    Rivers and mountains may be changed, but it is hard to alter even a single person’s nature.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2009 17:20
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见怪不怪,其怪自败

                  Chinese Proverbs                 

jiàn
guài
guài,
guài
bài
怪,

                   Face odd things fearlessly and their fearsomeness will disappear.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2009 09:21
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