idiom

3 Types of People

“世界上有三种人,一为男人,二为女人,三为女博士。大专生是赵敏,本科生是黄蓉,硕士生是李莫愁,博士生是灭绝师太,博士后是东方不败。白天愁论文,晚上愁嫁人。男人不要女博士,导师苛刻女博士,用人单位拒签女博士.”

– Anonymous

This is a quote that I received by email from a colleague – very wise.

2017-03-18T18:38:25+00:00 Thursday, November 4th, 2010|

Idiom #1: Human Landscape

“人山人海”

– Anonymous

This is one of the first idioms (成语) that I learned in Chinese. Since then, I’ve used it dozens of times to the amusement of Chinese people within earshot. It literally means: “People are the mountain and the sea”. It means an enormous crowd that appears landscape-like.

2017-03-18T18:39:24+00:00 Thursday, November 4th, 2010|