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Chinese to English Idioms / Maxims / Sayings Translation Glossary

Chinese term English translation
"put your heart in your stomach" no worry / 放心
十年中天,弹指挥手间 the decade passes in a glimpse
Entered by: Patrick Kwan
可圈可点 notable / remarkable
名门之后 be born in/be from an influential family
Entered by: Julia Zou
大眼瞪小眼 look at one another at a loss, surprised, or disappointed
天上掉馅儿饼 present from heaven
天网恢恢 疏而不漏 (lit.) the net of Heaven has large meshes but it lets nothing through
天行信四时分 As Heaven upholds its integrity, seasons are well-demarcated
Entered by: Denyce Seow
外国的月亮比中国的圆 The moon seems fuller in foreign lands than in China
如果不嫌弃,也算我一个吧。 If I could be of help, I'd gladly be at your disposal, too.
宏微 macro and micro
Entered by: Denyce Seow
丰俭由人 simple or fancy, all up to you.
三岁看老 personality is all set in stone by the age of three
Entered by: Denyce Seow
一帘幽梦 ...this illicit relationship with the GMD?
一亩三分地里 In Russia, President Vladimir Putin has the say. Comma.
一脉相承 cultural lineage/heritage
人体的阴阳失调 imbalance between yin and yang
人情留一線,日後好相見 don't burn one's bridges
应酬 entertain
以力服人者,非心服也 you can't win over people's hearts by force
仗剑走天涯 to be a wandering hero
似水烟 like fog
当老的心 parents are all basically like that
佛都有火 It would try the patience of a saint
Entered by: David Lin
呕心沥血 blood vomiting
哎,玉兰,你高抬贵手吧! TRY
Entered by: jyuan_us
八傻儿 Bashar Al-assad/Bashar
先开枪,再画靶 conclusion first, evidence later
先撤窝子后钓鱼 bait and then cast the fishing net
Entered by: albertdeng
因缘际会 destine to
“打几巴掌,再给个甜枣” carrot after stick
瞧你说的!睡觉呗.再说,都十一点了,我还没吃晚饭呢! what are you talking about! To get sleep. Besides, it's already 11 o'clock, I haven't had dinner!
禁锢 confinement
立牌坊 pretend to be a chaste widow
结庐在人境,而无车马喧 Tranquility in the hustle and bustle
Entered by: Denyce Seow
猪狗不如 no better than animals
Entered by: Gary Key
眼见为虚, 手写为实 What thy eyes see changes, what's written on paper stays.
爱来不来 Suit yourself!
炙手可熱 very much demanded
狐假虎威 a fox flaunting in the tuition of a tiger
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