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Similar Idioms and Expressions in English and Chinese
   2015-09-30 15:24:22    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Liu Ranran

 

 

Mandarin Chinese may be hard to learn, but some Chinese sayings mean exactly the same in English.

" Whistling theme music to Game of Thrones for 3"

"Did you see Game of Thrones, where Tyrion killed his father!"

"It made my hair stand on end! So much for 'Blood is thicker than water'!"

Those two sayings have direct Chinese equivalents. So do these...

"See that girl? I think it¡¯s love at first sight!"

"She¡¯s eyeing you up. Strike while the iron is hot!"

But it doesn't always work. JAH-yo is Mandarin Chinese for "Add oil", but if you¡¯re watching a sports event and shout it to encourage the athletes, it translates into English as "Go for it!"

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