Many foreigners are learning Chinese in Shanghai. They are also interested in Chinese proverbs. We at Miracle Mandarin will show you some traditional sayings such as:

1. Hǎi nèi cún zhī jǐ, tiān yá ruò bǐ lín. 海内存知己,天涯若比邻。 A bosom friend afar brings a distant land near.
2. Jīn wō yín wō bù rú zì jǐ de cǎo wō. 金窝银窝不如自己的草窝。 East or west, home is the best.
3. Zhī zú chánɡ lè. 知足常乐。 A contented mind is a continual / perpetual feast.
Content is happiness.
4. Chī yí qiàn, zhǎnɡ yí zhì. 吃一堑,长一智。 A fall into the pit, a gain in your wit.
5. Kè suí zhǔ biàn. 客随主便。 A guest should suit the convenience of the host.
6. Jiā shū dǐ wàn jīn. 家书抵万金。 A letter from home is a priceless treasure.
7. Jī bù kě shī, shí bú zài lái. 机不可失,时不再来。 All time is no time when it is past.
Opportunity knocks but once.
8. Yīnɡ xiónɡ suǒ jiàn lüè tónɡ. 英雄所见略同。 As heroes think, so thought Bruce.
Great minds thinks alike.
9. Shào zhuàng bù nǔ lì, lǎo dà tú shāng bēi. 少壮不努力,老大徒伤悲。 A young idler, an old beggar.
10. Tiān wài yǒu tiān, shān wài yǒu shān. 天外有天,山外有山。 Behind the mountains there are people to be found.
11. Sài wēng shī mǎ, ān zhī fēi fú. 塞翁失马,安知非福。 Bad luck often brings good luck.
Misfortune may be an actual blessing. Blessing in Disguise.
12. Bèn niǎo xiān fēi. 笨鸟先飞。 Clumsy birds have to start flying early.
13. Lǐ duō rén bú ɡuài. 礼多人不怪。 Courtesy costs nothing.
14. Xí ɡuàn chéng zì rán. 习惯成自然。 Custom makes all things easy./ Once a use, forever a custom.
15. Yì huí shēng, èr huí shú. 一回生,二回熟。 Difficult the first time, easy the second.

It’ s interesting, isn’t it? It will make others impressed if you can use Chinese proverbs in your words. Want to learn Chinese in Shanghai? Want to learn Chinese in an interesting way? Please come to us. Miracle Mandarin will provide you the most professional Chinese learning.

 

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