干活不由东累死也无功gàn huó bú yóu dōng lèi sǐ yě wú gōng Only work on what is needed to be done 乳臭未干rǔ chòu wèi gān Infantile and immature 乳臭未干rǔ chòu wèi gān Young and inexperienced
Because written Chinese characters are not phonetic it is possible to pronounce the same character in many different ways. This is how the different Chinese languages have developed. Even though Mandarin is the pre-eminent one, Cantonese, Wu and others are spoken by many millions, and yet the remarkable thing is that they can intercommunicate by just writing down what they say - because the written form is the same. Read More
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