鼠目寸光shǔ mù cùn guāng Looking ahead for only a short time. Only planning for the immediate future. 一寸光阴一寸金,寸金难买寸光阴yī cùn guāng yīn yī cùn jīn, cùn jīn nán mǎi cùn guāng yīn Money spent can be earned again, but time lost is lost for good
One of the most common Chinese characters you will see in China and on Chinese gifts is the one for good fortune This is 褔 pronounced fú in Mandarin. Symbolizing good fortune also are images of the bat because in mandarin 'bat' sounds exactly the same fú but written as 蝠. Read More
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