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    草萤有耀终非火,荷露虽团岂是珠 The firefly in the grasses glows but never produces fire. Dew forms in pellets on the lotus, but are they real pearls? The proverb…
  • Colors
    青出于蓝而胜于蓝 Blue comes from the indigo plant but is bluer than the plant itself. The proverb indicates that younger generations can outdo older ones. 青…
  • Harbor, seas
    每一艘船都有个港湾 Every boat belongs to a harbor The proverb emphasizes the significance of belonging to a person. 船多不碍港,车多不碍路 The sea is not wo…
  • Flavor, taste
    Salt is salt, and vinegar is vinegar all the world over.
  • Ingenuity, needlework
    聪者听于无声,明者见于未形 A person with good hearing can hear what others do not; a person with good sight can see what others do not. The proverb means that a s…
  • Culture, nature
    Shadows of curving things cannot become straight, and echoes of cacophony cannot become euphonious.
  • Children, youth
    儿离不开娘,瓜离不开秧 Just as a melon cannot thrive without vines, a child will not live happily without his mother. The proverb means that once someone loses th…
  • Melody, sound
    The bird keeps singing; it is looking for company.
  • Old time
    古今之事理无穷,一人之知识有限 The issues in ancient and modern times are inexhaustible, but the knowledge of one man is limited. The proverb emphasizes the signi…