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近水知鱼性,近山知鸟音

Chinese proverbs

jìn
shuǐ
zhī
xìng,
jìn
shān
zhì
niǎo
yīn
 水
 性,
 山
 鸟

Near to rivers, we recognize fish; near to mountains, we recognize the songs of birds.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 August 2009 17:03
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近水楼台先得月,向阳花木早逢春

Chinese proverbs
Chinese proverbs

jìn
shuǐ
lóu
tái
xiān
yuè,
xiàng
yáng
huā
zǎo
féng
chūn
 水
 先
月,
  向
  阳
 花
 目
 早
  逢
  春

A waterfront pavilion gets the moonlight frist; spring comes early to plants exposed to the sun.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2009 12:14
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画虎画皮难画骨,知人知面不知心

                               Chinese Proverbs

huà
huà
nán
huà
gǔ,
zhī
rén
zhī
miàn
zhī
xīn
骨,

 In drawing a tiger, you show its skin, but not its bones; in knowing a man, you may know his face, but not his heart.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2009 14:51
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在家不会迎宾客,出外方知少主人

Chinese proverbs

 zài
jiā
huì 
yíng 
bīn 
kè, 
chū
wài
fāng
zhī 
shǎo
zhǔ
rén 
 在
家 
 会
 迎
宾 
客,
 出
 外
 方
 知 
 少
主 
人 


If a person does not treat guests properly when athome, few will wish to entertain him when he is away from home.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 August 2009 12:58
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一年之计在于春,一日之计在于晨

Chinese proverbs 

nián
zhī
zài
chūn,
zhī
zài
chén
春,


The whole year's work depends on good planning in spring, and the whole day's work depends on good planning in the early morning.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 August 2009 12:59
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