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蜀犬吠日 (shǔ quǎn fèi rì)
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A leading writer of the Tang Dynasty (táng cháo 唐朝,618-907AD) named Liu Zongyuan (liú zōng yuán 柳宗元),once told a story concerning an interesting phenomenon in Sichuan Province. In this basin area, you can hardly saw the sunshine since it was cloudy and foggy most of the year on account of its landform. Therefore, as long as the sun came out, the local dogs would become rather curious and exciting,barking loudly to the sun.

This idiom is used to indicate being surprised at something normal, due to one's ignorance.



蜀犬吠日 (shǔ quǎn fèi rì)
【翻译】A Sichuan Dog Barks At the Sun.


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